Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Twinkling H20 on black cardstock

After seeing Kristina Werner's video for day 3 of the 2019 Holiday card series, I decided to get out the few Twinkling H20's that I own, as well as my set of Gansai Tambi Starry Colors paints to do some watercolouring onto black cardstock. There also happens to be a holiday moodboard challenge going on at StampNation, and one of the images featured a black/chalkboard background, which was another great incentive.

I stamped the bird and sprig from my PinkFresh Studio stamp set (that came with a copy of the Creative Stamping magazine) in Antique linen distress oxide ink and let it dry before colouring it in.

To finish off, I heat embossed the sentiment in silver and adhered my trimmed down panel to my white card base. Since the black eye of the bird had been lost in the process, I used black enamel accents to put it back in.

I'm playing at:

CAS Chrismas - Warm and cosy

Jingle Belles - Rudolph and friends (or: feature a creature)

Beccy's Month of holiday cards - B for ... black & bird

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

HLS CAS - Tis the Season


  1. That little guy is so cute. Must look great with all the shimmer too.

  2. love the colours on black, so dramatic. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  3. What a fabulous card Marianne, I love the black background. Using the Twinkling H2O's has given the image a lovely sheen, and it works well with the embossed sentiment. Well done!

  4. love that shimmer on black ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  5. oh my goodness what sweet little birdie and i love how the sparkle pops against the dark background! fabulous addition to our creature feature gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  6. What a sweet bird, Marianne! Love the painting on the black cardstock! A wonderful contrast with the shimmery paint! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  7. Sweet little bird colored with your Twinkling H2O's on black cardstock. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  8. Love the TH2Os on the black cs! What an adorable blue bird, all cozy in his Santa hat! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  9. Striking. I’m unfamiliar with TH2O, but it looks beautiful on black. Beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  10. Great watercolouring with your Twinkling H2Os, Marianne! Your sweet bird on a branch really pops against the black card base. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  11. Oh my, this is adorable! I absolutely love this card!

  12. Sweet little bird, great colouring on the black card too.
    Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS. :)

  13. A beautiful Christmas card. I love all the splendor
    Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS CAS.
    I'm sorry to comment so late.
    BozenA DT HLS