A simple card, with embellishments to reflect the wisemen coming to Bethlehem to visit with the newborn King of Creation and Messiah!
Embellishments aren't the only special effect for this Happy Holidays card. The window holds water with sparkling glitter which hides snowmen that are visible with a little gentle persuasion.
The dry embossing folder allows for some great effects when you brayer the folder before embossing. The glitter brads add a lovely touch to the snowflake centres.
The large bird and branch punch mounted on a brayered wax paper resist background provides a nice background effect for this green Peace on Earth card. The photo corners help to bring emphasis to the greeting and bird. The bird was swiped with grey ink in a direct-to-paper technique.
This brayered background uses two brayers that had rubber bands wrapped around them. This allows for a cross hatched effect in coordinating colours.This Christmas Greetings card uses punches, glitter and ribbon to highlight the design. The background is dry embossed on glossy white cardstock, then brayered for a subtle background.
The same ornament punch is used in the retired Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac card to the right. The trees are stamped with Lovely Lilac, then glittered up using 2-way glue and glitter.
The card to the left, Christ is Born, uses a Shimmer cardstock diecut and flower cut-out to provide the feature. Retired Cranberry Crisp and Handsome Hunter cardstock was used, in my attempt to reduce my retired cardstock pile.
The brayered background on the card to the right uses the emboss resist technique. The cardinal is coloured with water colour crayons, allowed to dry, then a Versamarker is used over the cardinal and branches. Clear embossing powder protects the bird feature from getting erased during brayering. Masking of the top and bottom uses sticky paper.
The bouncing brayer technique allows for this little card. The ornament has a touch of ribbon that wraps under the white cardstock to highlight the feature. The ornament has been stamped with Versamark ink, then water-based ink, then embossed with Iridescent Ice.
The next two "Merry Christmas" cards are watercoloured. The one to the right uses watercolour crayons and the one below has its stamped image embossed with clear embossing powder, then filled in with water colour crayons using an Aquapen. Two effects using watercolouring, but very different results!