HO HO HO!! Merry July-mas or Christmas in July as we are celebrating this week here at Studio Katia!
Erica on the blog today with my take on this fun theme. I made a very simple card BUT I didn’t use any of the Christmas stamp sets available, oh no, not me. That would be too easy. I have a habit of not taking the easy route. Just ask my husband, lol!
Anyway, I looked through my stash to see what spoke to me and I saw a vintage bauble in one of the stamps from the Brush Strokes, can you see it?
I got my MINI MISTI out and placed an A2 sized piece of water colour card stock, which had been dusted with my anti-static tool, in it before placing the stamp in the first position and stamped it up. I wanted a vintage look so I used Gold Tinsel embossing powder from RangerInk. Re-positioning the stamp I stamped a second bauble and heat embossed that too. The third bauble I placed slightly behind one of the others, which I had covered with a mask.
For the sentiments I used single word stamps from Pink Winter and Sweet Heart Candy to write ‘Merry Christmas, Hugs & Kisses’ on the baubles. These I also heat embossed but with a Wow Embossing Powder called Gold Pearl.
Once all three were heat embossed, I got my Gansai Tambi 36-pack water colours out and loosely coloured the baubles in. I tried going for soft vintage colours to not cover up the sentiments completely. In hindsight, I should have used a brighter colour or gone for black for them but oh well, you live and learn.
A final touch was adding a bit of green around the baubles to mimic a Christmas tree and ribbons from which the baubles are hanging. Ta-da!! All done and pretty quick too!
That’s it from me today but I hope I have inspired you to join in with our Christmas in July theme and get ahead with those Christmas cards. Let’s be honest, it is never too early to get started on these as we always need more than we think, right?
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Happy crafting and happy July-mas from Erica!