Monday, November 22, 2010

Aqua Wreath

This is one of those cards that I so wish I could show you in person! I had a blast creating this one! So I mentioned a little while back that I'm trying to come up with fun color combinations for Christmas this year, and this is one of them! The Lockhart Wreath Of Gifts is one of Karen's newer holiday images, and as usual, there is a ton of fantastic detail in it.

I started by heat embossing the wreath with black ink and clear powder. I knew that I wanted to watercolor the image with Twinkling H2Os, and embossing the image allows little 'walls' to form - it really helps keep your watercolor where you want (great when you're dealing with such a small area such on this!). I also stamped another wreath on aqua paper with silver embossing powder. I cut out three pieces and paper pieced them into the wreath. Finally, I cut the entire wreath and used foam tape to make it pop off the surface a bit. In real life, this card is so beautifully shimmery - I wish I could show you. This Wreath of Gifts image is so beautifully illustrated that I can barely keep my eyes off of it! I just love it! I hope you do, too!

Have an amazing day! Be well.

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