Jill here, and this week I'm sending Merry Christmas wishes via a pretty winter sky using the emboss resist technique...
...and Mama Elephant's 'Merry Christmas Wishes'.
There's nothing I love more than a huge, massive sentiment stamp; and there's nothing more I love to do with a huge, massive sentiment stamp than emboss it and cover it in a beautiful, pretty, inky watercolour wash! So I couldn't wait to get my hands on this stamp and do just that!
My idea was to create a little winter scene using Lawn Fawn's Little Town and Grassy border dies, then have the sentiment stamped into a lovely wintry sky.
I started by cutting a panel from a piece of watercolour card, then cutting the Little Town and Grassy Borders from it. I took the top piece and stamped this gorgeous 'Merry Christmas' from Merry Christmas Wishes onto it, and clear heat embossed. I then added a few little stars from Mama Elephant's Rock and Paws around the sentiment to add interest to the sky, clear heat embossing those also. I then went to town with a wash of pinks, purples, and blues to create that dreamy romantic winter sky ideal.
I washed my grassy piece in greens and kept my little town white, adding a piece of card behind, that had been washed in yellow to create little lights glowing out across the winter evening. I then in-laid all my pieces back together.
I added scattering of coordinating sequins to add a little sparkle, matted my panel onto a piece of navy blue cardstock, then mounted the whole thing onto a white card blank.
I really hope you like it, as always, everything I used is linked below.
See you next week.