Friday, November 13, 2015

Pretty Purple Penguins!

Samantha here today, and I'm sharing a super easy to make, but fun Christmas card!

Let's dive in, shall we?

I don't know about any of you, but I love to watercolor! But sometimes, I get stuck in a rut, and I use the same color combinations all the time! So today, I wanted to try out some new to me Distress Marker combinations for my Christmas card!

To create this card, you'll need watercolor paper, your preferred watercoloring medium, and some embossing paste!

- on a piece of watercolor paper, stamp your images
 - I watercolored with Distress Markers, and instead of opting for my typical warm grey color scheme for penguins (which I really do love!), I went with some pinks and purples!!
- I used Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves for the main colors of the penguins! So FUN!
- once the images are dry, I fussy cut them out

- on the card front, use some white embossing paste and the Waves of Snowflakes stencil to create the fun background!
- once that is dry, add some watercoloring on top with Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks in a loose fashion
- set aside to dry!
- then you're ready to add the 'grass' (which is really just torn pieces of washi) and stamp the sentiment!

I used the super adorable Cool Buddies stamp set, along with Smiling Snowflakes and Friends in the Woods! The stencil is the Waves of Snowflakes stencil!

When I color images, I rarely pay attention to what colors animals are in real life! I love the whimsy that coloring images in non-traditional colors brings! Purple penguins...yes please! And that is coming from someone who would usually rather watercolor with my foot than use purple! Lol!

We have a super awesome release week next week!!!! You're not going to want to miss it!! Be sure to follow Create a Smile Stamps on Facebook, to keep up with all the news!! 

Thanks again!