Sunday, January 17, 2016


Two posts in one weekend - are you amazed?  I have to catch up.

December was a blur as I had to get the Christmas cards in the mail.  Luckily I had a few done at Stamp Camp and on our Thurday nights but I still had many to finish.

I found my inspiration for my last minute cards on Heather Telford's blog.
This is my Christmas version of her card.

I used a double-stick paper diecut in the shape of a Memory Box star as a mask and watercolored the sky with my Peerless water colors.  I planned to made it a darker sky but I used all my Cobalt blue just to do the first layer on the twenty cards I made. Note to self, order more.

I then used the evergreen tree from Stampin Up's Lovely as a Tree set. I stamped several trees in Forest Foliage and then a few more in the foreground in black.  I used a wet paintbrush  to spread the ink out making them look less defined.

When the paper dried I removed the cover from the double stick paper and added ultra fine glitter to the star. Unfortunately you can't see the glitter in the photo. I layered the image on a Bashful Blue and Forest Foliage paper, both retired colors.  The sentiment 'Joy' is a Stampin Up die.

Belatedly, I wish all my readers a Joy-filled New Year.


  1. Such a beautiful Christmas card Dora, I love how you've done the trees. That's a bit scary if you've used up all of your blue after only 20 cards, I don't have the peerless type of watercolors, mine are pans and they seem to last ages. Cathy x

  2. Those came out so beautifully! I am so glad I have one on my shelf to look at!