Our Christmas challenge this month in my stamp group is to do use wood. Well since I had 3 extra wood grain backgrounds from our last challenge that is where I started. This wreath stamp is an all over red stamp, so I was trying to figure out what I would do with it. I could have embossed all in one color but I wanted it to be colorful against the background. I first tried to stamp with a light ink and I started coloring the bow, then went onto the ornaments, that was all looking good but then when it came to the pine cones it started looking sad, so that went into the trash and I started again this time with watercolor paper and colored the whole stamp with my Spectrum Aqua markers, when all done coloring the stamp I spritzed it with water and stamped down onto the watercolor paper and let it sit there for a few minutes. When I lifted it up this was my results, I thought it was pretty cool. I added some Spectrum clear sparkle pen to the ornaments and it was done. I hand cut it, the outside with my scissor and the inside with a Fiskars craft knife.
If you missed how to do the background you can find it HERE .
Inkadinkado - Folk Wreath, direct to stamp coloring w/Spectrum Aqua markers onto watercolor paper
Wood Grain background on glossy paper using My favorite things Kraft and Stampin up Chocolate chip inks
DieVersions - Season's Greetings die
I have only managed one Christmas card this month but I guess the month isn't over, hopefully I am not losing speed on getting them done early.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and all your kind words about the accident, we are heading to the shop today and see if they feel it is fixable.