Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 5 - Tree

Welcome to day 5 of our 5 for 5 Christmas Blog Event! Today our theme is TREE! Each day our 5 designers will share a Christmas inspired project using that days' theme. Some of us are offering prizes (like me!) so be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win! All the links are listed at the bottom of this post.

I had fun creating this watercolory Christmas tree card. The Christmas Tree of Hope, Joy, Love stamp by Unity is so detailed and beautiful, the card doesn't need much else. I colored the stamp using a little technique I showcase in my video below, called "controlled color bleeding".

The ink colors I used for the stamp are Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Lucky Clover, and Mowed Lawn. Then I dragged out the ink with a water brush for my 'controlled color bleed'. Then I restamped the image to emboss it in a glittery black embossing powder.

Now it's time for PRIZES! I have a great prize rounded up this time. It includes a ton of Grumbacher art supplies, colored pencils, Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Pastels, plus two NEW Lawn Fawn stamps! All you have to do is leave a comment each day to enter!
*I will announce a winner the evening of December 13th!*

Now it's time to visit the other designers! Have fun!

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  1. Very pretty card! I agree that the stamp is so pretty all by itself, a minimal amount of work is needed for a lovely card! Love your watercolor effect with your controlled color bleed technique!

  2. Fabulous card! Love the image and what a great technique! Thanks for the video!

  3. What a great technique Rachel. I had to pin it to try. Thanks for the video, it always helps to see the process as you can see what you can (or should) expect.
    Also thanks for the chance to win, this has been a fun and informative hop!

  4. Oh, my goodness....I totally adore the colors on your card!!! What a beautiful stamp and fabulous technique, too. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing projects with us this week!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. What a fun technique and a really adorable little tree! I didn't even see the words perched on the branches at first but I love it. Great non-traditional colors for a really unique design.

  6. Beautiful card!! Love this technique!! The colors you have used are very beautiful!!
    Moxie Craftie

  7. This is such a cute tree and a really great use of watercolor. Thank you for your video showing how you did this and for sharing such awesome projects this week.

  8. Aaah there it is ... I missed your tree ! Wow, what an amazing technique! It will probably take a few tries for me to get it, but I shall try this one :).
    I like the color combo ... so very pretty !

  9. oh thats just lovely!!! i love greens :)

  10. Lovely cards. Thank you for your video on controlled blending. Lovely effect.