This is not a new card design for me. I created this last Christmas while designing for Hello Bluebird. But it is still a favorite. I have left the fields of information blank and will address the medium used here.
I love the pure innocence of the faces of our woodland friends as they hear the Savior's name whispered on the winds of joy through the winter night. Can you imagine their excitement as they traveled to the edge of the forest to see the star that would light the way to the manger where the young babe lay?
All products on this card including the coordinating dies and stand alone are from Hello Bluebird. The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink, Onyx Black. Watercoloring over this ink is like a resist once it's dry. I wouldn't use anything else. But... be patient and make sure your ink is thoroughly dry. My watercolor of choice is Schmincke (Germany) it's a beautiful watercolor available in tube or pan.
I splattered with Finetec: Coliro: Mica Watercolor paint in gold, white gouache. The stand alone frame was die cut first and watercolored. I did a watercolor wash on the background over that sentiment, then laid that frame back on the main panel. The woodland animals were stamped watercolored and placed in the scene last.
Before I placed them permanently though I always move things around and once I like the placement I photograph on my phone. I find it helps to see it that way and provides for adjustment.
I've been a little under the weather but wanted to share a Christmas card with all my friends here at Splitcoast to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 GMT Views: 368
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 67441
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 @ 6:04 PM
Your card is captivating with the precious creatures. You can see the joy and delight in their expressions. Love your watercoloring and all the special details. Glad you are feeling better. Hugs, Susie