Hey there! I'm back today with another creation for the Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers! Today's challenge was to use a technique tutorial from the gallery along with the Winter Wonderland theme. I chose a watercolor bokeh technique, combining the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Merry Cafe' and Home for Christmas to create this:
I used the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as a stamp by inking the raised side of the folder with Soft Sky ink and then laying the white layer on the inked surface. I pressed gently and then removed the paper without running through the Big Shot to create a subtle snowflake background.
I created my focal image piece with the Watercolor Bokeh technique. I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Dapper Denim ink refills to create the watercolor background. I then used a stencil cut with Layering Circles Framelits to sponge Whisper White Craft ink. While the stencil was still over the background I then stamped inside the sponged circles with a Merry Cafe' snowflake. I made sure I cleaned my stamp between inkings with Dapper Denim so I wouldn't transfer any of the still-damp white ink to my pad. I cut the watercolor bokeh piece with a Layering Circle Framelit, then backed it with a layer of Dapper Denim, also cut with a Layering Circle Framelit. I inked just the "Joy" from "Joy to the World" with a Dapper Denim Stampin' Write Marker before stamping on Whisper White. Both the greeting and the Soft Sky backing layer were cut with, you guessed it, Layering Circles Framelits!
To view the Watercolor Bokeh technique tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, just click HERE.
I was trying to decide what ribbon to add when I found an fresh roll of Island Indigo 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, which blended perfectly with the colors in the watercolor bokeh!
I finished the inside of the card by inking the white layer with the little bit of ink left on the Winter Wonder folder, then stamping the Hearts Come Home sentiment on top with Dapper Denim ink.
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