Thursday, June 20, 2019

CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Lots of Cheer

Hi all - just a quick post to show my card submittal(s) for the Clean and Simple Watercolor Challenge for June 2019, "Something Blue":
I don't know why I thought of Christmas when I saw this challenge, but I immediately thought of my new Christmas stamp set, Lots of Cheer. Also, I've been wanting to try the new sparkle embossing powders: Shimmer White and Shimmer Black. So I made 2 cards, both on the new Fluid 100 Watercolor paper from Stampin' Up!, one with the white shimmer and one with the black using the ornament image:
After the embossing was completed and cooled both cards were taped to a board. Next they were watercolored using a wet-on-wet technique. To do this, wet the paper first, just where you want the color to flow. Next drop in Stampin' Up! ink refill which has been watered down a bit. This prevents hard drops of color which can't be moved since these are not true watercolors.

Both cards were splattered with Craft White Ink Refill, also watered down, using a paint brush to splatter "snow". They were left to dry overnight and then finished with some die cutting and layering onto fun foam (Amazon) for a smooth, clean look.

The sentiments were also heat embossed with the sparkle embossing powder. It's not picking up too well in the pictures, but in real life they are really sparkly! I am really loving the new watercolor paper and embossing powders!

It's fun to participate in these challenges and get your Christmas cards completed slowly over the year, too.

Thank you for visiting my blog and here are the products I used. Just click on any link below to go directly to my online store. If you need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be pleased to help you at any time. 
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Two fabulous Christmas cards Anita! I especially love the first one with the white embossed ornament and red ribbon on top. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. Thank you so much, Loll! Yes, it was my favorite of the 2 and the sparkle is just beautiful! Too bad I can't seem to capture it.

  3. What a pretty ornament, Anita! It's so pretty with the splash of watercolor behind it and the red accents! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Beautiful watercolour Christmas cards! I love the red & aqua. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. Your most welcome! I enjoy your monthly challenges 👍🏻



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