I love this sentiment, found in the Contempo Christmas set. It translates to "Christmas is love" and it's also the title of a Christmas song, which I can't help but hum every time I see this set. I thought I'd pair it with the little girl from the Greeting Card Kids for a different look.
I wanted to try something "artsy-fartsy" for the background. I had seen a technique in a past Paper Crafts where they drizzled some reinkers on a piece of paper that had been stamped with Versamark. My first try didn't work as intended, so I decided to add clear embossing to make sure the resist worked. (The background was wheeled with the Music Notes wheel, a really versatile wheel.) I also used watercolor paper to absorb the heavy watering I did on the paper. I left it aside to dry and once it was done, I thought it needed a little touch of glimmer and since my Pearl Ex were still out on the table from a previous project, I dry-brushed some gold Pearl Ex in the background. I also stamped the Ornate Blossom stamp on my wasabi patterned paper with Versamark and added green Pearl Ex to it using a dry brush, the same way you would do the Poppin' Pastels technique.
The little girl was embossed with gold powder on watercolor paper and colored with inks and blending pen. I added Saffron glimmer brads in the upper corner to balance the design out.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Music Notes wheel, Noël contemporain (Contempo Christmas)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, watercolor paper, Whisper White
Designer papers: Just Eat Cake
Inks: Versamark, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Ribbon punch, Holly Berry Bouquet button, Gold cord, Blending pen,
2-1/2 Circle punch, Gold embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Pearl Ex,
Subtle glimmer brads