Friday, September 9, 2022

One Layer Watercolored Christmas Card with Foiled Sentiment


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I have not posted for a while but I am glad to be back. We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs which started on the first of this month. Our challenge themes are Cryptids/Mystical +/or Clean and Simple. As always, you can use one or both themes on your creation. Beccy's Place is our sponsor for this challenge.

I chose a reindeer for my mystical creature. The image I used is linked below. The reindeer's name is Dasher but I colored the reindeer with Rudolph in mind.

I printed the image on Canson watercolor paper using a toner printer. Before I did any coloring, I cut a Minc Foil just about the size of the sentiment. I ran this through the Minc Machine. Despite using a not so textured watercolored paper, there are areas where the foil did not stick. I fed it through the Minc Machine again without any luck in foiling the areas without foil. But that's alright. There is still enough shimmer to create a wow! effect. 

I colored the image using Altenew Woodless Watercolor pencils. When I use these pencils, I pick the pigment from the tip of the pencil with a waterbrush, then color the image. 

To fill in the space around the image, I used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil. I used a detailed brush to apply ink to the open areas of the stencil, avoiding adding ink to the image. Sometimes I pounce the brush on a scrap paper to lighten the ink before brushing the ink to the stencil to create some texture.

I added red Stickles to the nose of the reindeer to truly make the reindeer Rudolph. 

I rounded the corners with a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. 

It is very tempting but I decided to keep the card simple to meet one of this month's theme challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations in the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. The image is adorable and your watercoloring is flawless. Thanks for playing along with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

  2. Rudolph hard at work, Maria! Very nice water coloring. Thank you for sharing your Holiday greeting with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  3. Fabulous card Maria Giselle, it's very festive! I really like the way you foiled the sentiment, and the textured effect from the paper just makes me think of falling snow. You did a wonderful job colouring the image, and who could resist a bright and sparkly red nose?

  4. I'm back wearing my Paper Funday DT Hat to say thanks for sharing your lovely project with us!
    Donna xx

  5. Love all things about this one. Thanks for joining us on Jan's Digital Challenge Blog ~ Pam, DT

  6. So cute - love that image.

    Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge.

    Helen x