Archives

Disclaimer and Copyright

The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Sara Levin as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. The use and content of classes and services are my personal offer and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up! Additionally, the contents of my blog are ©Sara Levin so, please do not submit my work for contests or publication and/or reprint my articles without permission.

Subscribe to my mailing list

Get the news right in your inbox!

Reason for the Season Watercolor

October 23, 2016 4 Comments

I’m back from another week at my mom’s and determined to be extra creative in the few days that I will be home.  I spent yesterday kind of regrouping and trying to get my head in the game.  You know, it’s harder to create when you haven’t done so for a few days.  And this morning, I saw a facebook post that said there were only 9 weeks until Christmas.  Yikes! With that in mind, today I have a Christmas creation.

I’ve used Reason for the Season.

And since I love flowers, this set is a great way to work them in to my holiday creating.

I’ve also used this card to participate in Challenge #46 on a weekly Christmas card challenge site.

Reason for the Season faux watercolor Christmas card - from theartfulinker.com

The card has a Real Red cardstock base followed by a Gold Foil paper layer.

The focal layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The poinsettia image from Reason for the Season is a three step stamp.

I used just the outline image to create the envelope liner that goes with this card.

Reason for the Season faux watercolor Christmas Card - poinsettia detail - from theartfulinker.com

I inked the main piece of the image in Real Red.  Next I stamped off.  Then before stamping the image on the Whisper White layer, I spritzed it with water.  Taking these steps gave a variety of red tones and softened the image.

The leaves were inked in Garden Green and then I followed the same steps before stamping the image as I used for the flower.

The outline image was inked in Cherry Cobbler and stamped off before adding it to the poinsettia.

And each flower was finished by daubing a bit of Crushed Curry into its center.

I let each layer of color dry ( the color is wetter after being spritzed) before adding the next so that I would have layers of color rather than the colors bleeding together.

This all gives the flowers a hand painted quality.

Reason for the Season faux watercolor Christmas card - sentiment detail - from theartfulinker.com

For the sentiment, I wanted a little tonal variation.  So, I inked it all over with Versamark.  Then, I used my Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker and colored over “a very” and “to you” before sprinkling on the Gold embossing powder.  When heated, this gave a subtle green undertone to those words and adds a little interest.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Reason for the Season faux watercolor Christmas card.

Product details can be found below.

Create something today,

Sara - The Artful Inker

I’d LOVE to be your demonstrator!

Select me – Sara Levin – when you shop for Stampin’ Up! products

Shop

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale from theartfulinker.com

Buy 3 Designer Papers and Get 1 Free

Paisleys and Posies One Layer Cards from theartfulinker.com

Purchase $25 of product in my store and receive

a free pdf tutorial for 5 cards and two boxes using Paisleys and Posies.

Thanks for shopping with me!

October 2016 Host Code - UZVJAHXS - from theartfulinker.com

Use the code when your product purchase will be less than $150

Today’s Products can be found in my store

Save

Save

4 Comments

  • Susan Powell October 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

    • Sara Levin October 30, 2016 at 7:18 am

      Thank you Susan! Glad you enjoyed my play with the poinsettias.

  • Monica October 29, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Stunning creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
    Monica – CCC DT

    • Sara Levin October 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Monica! It was fun to play along this week and begin creating some Christmas cards.

    Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you have to say!

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    About Me

    About Me

    Sara Levin

    Hi! Let me share a little about me - Sara Levin, aka The Artful Inker an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.   I'm a daughter, Read More

    Sara

    Receive one of my FREE Tutorial Bundles when you shop with me!

    Shop Now with Sara Levin theartfulinker at http://bit.ly/11tbmJL

    Stampin Up Host Code 7DYVD7KK Shop for Stampin Up with Sara Levin at theartfulinker.com

    Stampin’ Up Catalog

    Stampin Up Annual Catalog 2020 - 2021 Shop for Stampin Up with Sara Levin at theartfulinker.com

    Sign up for theartfulinker.com Newsletter http://eepurl.com/cP6xwT

    Email Me

    Click Here to Send Me an EMail

    Top Posts & Pages

    Click to TRY Paper Pumpkin

    Sara Levin | theartfulinker.com Click here to sign up for Paper Pumpkin - https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2059166

    Classes and Events Calendar

    Calendar Graphic with link to Class and Events calendar

    Latest Posts

    Recent Comments

    Categories

    Subscribe & Follow

    Subscribe to my mailing list

    Get the news right in your inbox!

    Awards and Design Teams

    Global Design Project Winner

    I was a PPA Pick
    SIP Challenge Winner!
    Internation Blog Highlights Top 10
    Creation Station Design Team member. Shop for Stampin Up products at theartfulinker.com
    The Spot Creative Challenge Design Team. Shop for Stampin Up with Sara Levin at theartfulinker.com

    Disclaimer and Copyright

    The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Sara Levin as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. The use and content of classes and services are my personal offer and are not endorsed by Stampin’ Up! Additionally, the contents of my blog are ©Sara Levin so, please do not submit my work for contests or publication and/or reprint my articles without permission.

    ×