Whether we are ready for it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! And with the stores already decked out in holiday cheer, I can't help but get in the Christmas spirit when I see all the pretty decorations! And now you will probably be humming this song, just like I was when creating this card!
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Isn't this Pink Ink Must Be Santa image the sweetest?!! And with my rekindled love of watercolor, I couldn't wait to stamp it onto and an Inchie Arts 3-inch white Art Square and color it up! I black heat embossed the image and then used Peerless watercolors to color it. This was my first real use (other than testing) the Peerless and I LOVED them!! I used the the smallest Complete Edition set of 15 and it has a really good selection of colors for a beginner to try out -- just to see if you like them and/or they would make a great gift since there is a nice range of colors and at a good price point! The matboard Art Square holds up very nicely to watercolor -- no warping and the colors blend very nicely!
After the watercolors dried, I added White Wink of Stella to the white parts of Santa's suit, hat, mustache, and boot cuffs -- hopefully you can see the pretty shimmer in the darkened photo above.
To finish the card, I layered the watercolored Art Square onto a Taylored Expressions Postage Stamp die cut from Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock, tied Peppermint twine around the bottom, and popped the image up on X-Press It Foam Tape. The card front was also watercolored using a brick stencil on watercolor paper.
Thanks so much for joining me today ... I hope this song doesn't stay stuck in your head for too long! :)