Thursday, December 24, 2020

Artful Christmas Sentiment Card

Hello! I am featuring my own drawn Christmas sentiment. I started off with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" watercolor paper. I drew straight lines on this paper to guide me in drawing my font. After I am contented with the spacing of each letter, I colored the letters using Karin markers. I am using colors from their December color palette, Burgundy 075, Fire Red 092, Apple 210 and Olive Green 281. I colored the word 'merry' with the Burgundy on the top portion of the letter, and the Fire Red on the bottom portion of the letter. Using a water brush, I blended both pigments on the center of the letter. I repeated the same process on the word "Christmas' using Olive Green on the top portion of the letters and Apple on the bottom. I heat set this to speed up the drying. I carefully erased the pencil lines. Using an extra fine tip black gel pen, I added the outlines to the letters. The word merry is slightly off center so I added a Christmas tree using a Hero Arts stamp. Something I have discovered with the Karin markers is that I can actually use it to add pigment direct to the stamp. This made the coloring of this small tree with different colors so easy. 

Creating this panel into a card, I pulled out from my craft stash a Martha Stewart Poinsettia edger punch and some clear adhesive jewels that you cut apart with a craft knife. Do you still remember these jewels? 

I cut two pieces of 5 1/2" x 3/4" green cardstock. I punched this with the edger punch. I also punch a red pearl cardstock but strategically positioning it on the poinsettia so I can piece this on the punched border. 

I adhered the borders to the top and bottom of the panel with foam adhesive. I cut small pieces of foam so I can slip it under the border showing through the open poinsettia. I squirted a dot of glue on these foam adhesives and then pieced in the red pearl punched poinsettia. I added the jewels to the centers of the poinsettia, squirting glue first for better adhesion of the jewels.

I enjoyed creating my own artful sentiment. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day! Merry Christmas everyone!

Maria Giselle B.

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