Hi all! Emily here today with a couple of holiday projects for you in what appear to be my signature holiday colors this year… pinks and greens!
My first project is a non-traditional tag made with some stamped die cuts and some ink blending. I first die cut the tag base and scalloped circle from white card stock. I then blended some deep pink ink along the bottom edge of the scalloped circle. I then heat embossed the sentiment (from Holiday Flourishes) in silver and set the scalloped circle aside. I turned my attention to the holly and flourish die cuts. I used the same deep pink (Sweet Gelato from Wplus9) for the berries, and Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado from Papertrey Ink for the leaves. The flourishes were stamped with silver Delicata ink. I arranged the greenery and flourishes in a cluster along the edge of the blended portion of the scalloped tag. A white bow added a bit of a feminine flair, and a few Glass Slippers sequins added a touch of sparkle!
My next project uses my favorite watercolors… my Zig Clean Color markers. I started by taking a panel of watercolor paper and heat embossing the clusters of berries and holly leaves using white pearl embossing powder. I added a few flourishes to each cluster, concentrating most of the weight on the bottom left corner. I then took my Zig Clean color markers and blended a few shades of pink and a few shades of green to create some shading on the holly leaves. I know real holly leaves and berries are much more subdued (aka NOT neon haha), but I took artistic license. Forgive me!
I created a color wash with some Old Paper Distress Ink to wash around the holly clusters in order to bring out the white flourishes on the white paper. I added some little dots to the center of the berries to add some dimension to this otherwise-flat card. The final step was to heat emboss the sentiment from Holiday Lyrics in silver. I matted the watercolored panel on some silver glitter paper, then mounted them on a deep pink card base. Nice and flat, easy for mailing.
I hope these cards tickled your fancy! I’m loving non-traditional colors this year. I hope you are, too! Have a fantastic Wednesday, friends!