Friday, October 17, 2014

Watercolored Crystal Christmas Card

A part of my favorites right now is water coloring, spray mists and sequins. I am starting to enjoy water coloring, thanks to the tutorial videos. I use watercolor paper for this card. I stamped the crystals using Hero Arts Gold Shadow Ink. It stayed wet to allow me to pour some gold embossing powder over the impression, and heat set it. I painted the crystals first with yellow. After it dried, I painted some gold for some accent. After I applied glossy accents on it, I am not sure why it has a green tint. I painted the background yellow, brushing water first before applying yellow paint. I sprayed and splattered on the card, using gold on the top and black on the bottom. I masked the crystals before spritzing then realized that I left a clean yellow background to the left of the crystals. This is when I applied glossy accents to the crystals. It took overnight for it to dry up (And it's deadline day, will I make it?) I spritz the right side of the card, heat set it. I buffed the crystals to remove any stray spritz. After trimming the sides of this watercolor paper, I attached this to a Hero Arts black note card with double sided tape.

I think I need a new bottle of glossy accents since it is hard to squeeze the glue out of the bottle. I used a pin to spread the glossy accents to the corners of the crystals. I also squeezed some glossy accent to a scrap paper to cover up any areas I missed.

I used a black strip for the sentiment. This is attached to the card with dimensional tape. The sentiment was heat embossed  in gold. I stamped the snowflake with Versamark to create a subtle break in between the words. A couple of sequins completes the card.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Paper: Watercolor, Hero Arts Black Notecard, Black Cardstock
Ink: Hero Arts Gold Shadow Ink, Versamark
Stamp: Hero Arts Christmas Crystals
Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi
Adhesive: Glossy Accent, Ranger Multi Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Double sided tape
Spritz: Prima Color Bloom Tea Stain, Vintage Coal
Sequin: Doodlebug 

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Photo inspiration
Mad About Metallics


  1. Love your artsy card! The glossy accents are the perfect addition to your crystals. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)

  2. What a beautiful card, Maria! LOOOOOOVE the glossy accents to the crystals! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gold! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    THANKS so much for visiting my blog and leaving me love--- you made my day <3 HUGS!