Water Coloring with Brightly Gleaming Holly Leaves

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A few months ago I was looking for inspiration to try something ‘now’ or ‘different’, looking in my supplies I came across my Water Color pencils.  Now I know that they are not exactly new but as I had not used them in an absolute age they were going to be ‘different’ …….   for me at least!

Since that time I have used them on a number of projects and today’s card is no different, the holly leaves/berry stamp in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set is just perfect for coloring and so it is this Christmas card came into being!

Card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Granny Apple Green Card – scored @ 4 1/4

Layer 1: 5 1/4 x 4 Very Vanilla Card ~ run thru big shot with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder

Layer 2: 4 x 2 1/2 Very Vanilla Card layered onto 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 Cherry Cobbler Card

Ink Colors: Sahara Sand, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Water color pencils

I started by stamping the holly leaves first, then the greeting and finally using that great little ‘dotty’ stamp and Sahara Sand ink to backfill my empty space.  A second set of leaves were stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card them fussy cut with my paper snips.  I broke out my Watercolor Pencils to color these, smoothing out the color with my Blender Pen, which also helps the color to really ‘Pop’.  A quick swipe with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds to add a little glitter to my leaves before attaching the fussy cut ones to my card with a couple of Mini Stampin Dimensionals.  

I could not resist using a little knot of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8 Diagonal Strip Ribbon to bring out the red in the card.

Check out a another card using water color pencils

Not sure about using a blender pen?  Check it out here

Check out how I make my knots here

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