I have been resisting making festive cards this year - I’m not quite sure why but all of a sudden I find myself in the mood so here am I, taking part in the oh-so-fun Merry Monday Challenge hosted by the Always Playing with Paper website
Merry Monday Challenge #40
I couldn’t resist using this fun Wal-Mart Stamp, from the Holiday Stamp Set which was one of the FIRST stamps I ever got as a gift from my sister Nina who lured me into the world of card-making. I used Wonder&Wishes Designer Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle - and then I used some transparency paper I was given on the other side, because it supplied a “third” different panel without taking away from the nice pattern.
I stamped this guy onto a nice piece of 140 lb Arches watercolour paper. Using quality paper makes for the wonderful way the paint applies.
I painted with pearlescent paints for the body and background and used regular watercolour paints for all other sections. I added interest and elevation to the card by applying black gems as coal “buttons” on Mr. Snowman’s body.
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