Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Just a Little Change - Watercolor Winter

Just back from vacation and thinking Christmas already?   Well - sort of.  I held a Christmas card class before I left and one of the cards used the Watercolor Winter stamp set.  I was inspired by 2 cards I saw on the fabulous Dawn Olchefske's blog but I wanted to change them up just a bit so here is what I came up with.

I liked my card....but my customers showed me some ways to dramatically improve the sample to turn this card into something really outstanding!!

Karen T.  had the idea to add much more foliage (my pines were kinda sparse and not very realistic but her addition of more foliage made it look more natural).

And Brenda P.S. improved on my controlled and deliberate sponging by making it both wider and softer.  Doesn't the extra sponging add so much depth to this card?

And what is a homemade card without a matching envelope and stamping on the inside to make it complete and elegant?
Inside of card

Supply List
Stamps - Watercolor Winter, Greetings of the Season
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Big Shot -  Labels Collection Framelits, Square Lattice EF
Tools and Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Sponges

I made an assortment of cards using the various choices of more pines and softer sponging and just enough glitter on the pines to make the cards truly festive.  Another example of CASEing a brilliant idea from someone else and changing it just enough to suit me.  My friends and family and customers have been loving them.  Hope you do too!

Enjoy your day.   God Bless     ~Cynthia      <><


  1. Thanks for sharing these cards. I wasn't going to purchase this stamp set, but now, I just might have to get it.

  2. Glad you like them Christine. They are easy peasy to make and don't they just look elegant and serene?!? Peaceful. Quiet. Serene. I wasn't going to purchase the set until I saw Dawn O's cards. Now I've used the set in other ways and I am a huge fan.
    Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful long weekend!
    God Bless, ~Cynthia <><