Friday, 5 January 2018

Believe in the Magic

I'm back with another card. I'm still playing with my new Tombow dual brush markers, and also with a new Winnie and Walter stamp set that I bought during the Black Friday sales and which arrived just before Christmas.

When this stamp set (Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs) was released back in November, I immediately fell for the stamp I used on my card today.

Based on the swatches I had made (different watercolour mediums on different types of watercolour card), I decided to start by stamping the image onto my cheapest, smooth watercolour cardstock (200 gsm) twice so that I could play with the various marker colours. I did get some bleeding outside of my stamped image, but otherwise I was so happy with the results that I decided to fussy cut my image out and use it on a card right away.

To create my background, I started with a panel of Canson Montval 300 gsm and used blue painter's tape to mask off the lower portion of my panel and tape down my panel to a piece of board. After scribbling on my colours using my Tombow markers, I spritzed liberally with water and used a heat tool to move and dry the paint.

After die cutting my panel (Custom panels, Avery Elle) and heat embossing my sentiment in white (SSS), I placed the fussy cut image onto my panel without adhering, so that I could add snow to the background as well as the image by flicking Gansai Tambi white gold paint on top.

I adhered my panel to my card base using liquid glue and then foam-mounted my image.

I'm playing at:

W&W - Color Combo with Heather H

Jingle Belles - Look what Santa (Marianne) brought me

SSS Wednesday - Something new

ATSM - #273 Holiday

HLS Watercolour - Anything goes

HLS Christmas - Anything goes


  1. I can see why you fell for that stamp - it's absolutely adorable! And the background is marvelous...

  2. Awesome background and card ;o) Love all the texture ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

  3. Ooh, aah, Wauw.๐Ÿ’•Ineke๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. Loving the colours of this oh so sweet card Marianne.

    Happy New Year.

    B x

  5. Wow! That background is GORGEOUS and I love the sweet little scene you created to go on top of it! Thanks so much for joing us at Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge!

  6. Love your beautiful inky sky ... so very glad you joined our first prompt of 2018 at Jingle Belles.

  7. Adorable, love the beautiful background. Such a sweet card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  8. First I love the purple background there
    looks amazing and ooh what a cute image
    those critter help each other to bring the tree home..
    Cute Christmas card I have ever seen today as I commenting the participant :)
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this time
    Monika (DT)

  9. what an amazingly lovely, totally artful card and a brilliant use of that beautiful new stamp! love, love, looooove this, missus! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun! ♥

  10. What a gorgeous background and I love that you masked off a part but splattered snowflakes over it after! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see your wonderful creations again soon! Cheers, Gwendolyn

  11. Cute and lovely card,
    Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS WC DT

  12. I can see why you fell in love with that image - it is so cute - wonderful card
    Thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)