Thursday, December 8, 2022

A Simple Watercolour for #rrcb197 & #tgifc397

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Today's card is inspired by a couple of challenges and a couple of old favourite stamp sets.  I loved the greenery in the inspiration photo over @ Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and the Colour Challenge over @ TGIF Challenges.  Use Shaded spruce, Granny Apple Green & Real Red, a super colour combo that's bright and fresh for Christmas!  Please click the hyperlinks to visit their blog posts and enjoy the inspiration!

The retired Watercolor Christmas inspired me to watercolour the leaves of the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, the colours are awesome together.  Both of these stamp sets were available  between 2018 & 2020 I think?  Currently the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, #150647 is available in the Clearance Rack section of my online store.  It matches the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  

***  The Trix ***

*  Stamp the holly leaves with Shaded Spruce ink on Basic White cardstock.  *Trix, lightly watercolour with Water Painters, #151298 picking up Granny Apple Green ink from the lid of the ink pad.  Just dab the colour and water on the centre of the leaf and let it bleed slightly.  We're not using Thick Cardstock or Watercolour Paper here so dab lightly and let the colours blend naturally.

*  Lightly colour the berries with a Real Red Stampin' Blend Marker.  Swirl the colour on the berries and take care not to blend the Real Red with the Shaded Spruce outline.  

*  Stamp the sentiment and die cut the circle with the Stylish Shapes Dies, #159183, adhere with dimensionals.  Stamp another holly leaf, colour, fussy cut out and overlap it on the die cut circle using dimensionals under the leaves only.   Embellish with Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels, #146294

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**  Current Products used  **

Stylish Shapes Dies #159183, Water Painters #159298, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels #146924,  All ink colours and Stampin' Blends Markers


**  Alternate Current Stamp Sets **

Framed & Festive #160888 & Christmas Season #156293

Clearance Rack Refresh

Christmas Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack

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Enjoy & have a super day!


  1. I've always loved this holly, Lesley - so festive! Love this cheery and CAS design! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  2. Thanks so very much Heather! I really appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts and kind words!
    Thank for the super great challenges!


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