Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Rainbow Christmas - Why Not?

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Since 2020 is an unconventional year, I'm committed to unconventional Christmas cards and color combos.

So today I'm bringing you some rainbow gifts and stockings and a white poinsettia. 

First up - rainbow wrapping paper! I used my amazing alcohol fineliners to color this image - I love her jeans and how fine a line I can get for shading.

And that amazing candy stripe paper? That's a background stamp! I stamped it in Poppy ink and cut it into strips for a few cards. It's so festive! Then I stamped the cute image from this new set, die cut it and colored it with the alcohol fineliners (coupon in footer) and added the sentiment - love the font!

I haven't watercolored in a while, so then I switched modes. This die set is their FREE with purchase this month - wowza. I cut all the shapes twice out of watercolor paper. I sprayed them with water and then painted them buff titanium, for that vanilla look white poinsettias have. While it was still wet, I dropped quinacridone coral into the center of the petals. The little center is Indian Yellow. 

Then I used this amazing negative space die for the greeting - you are seeing through to the card base there. It has this great matching stamp set - I particularly love the hanukkah sentiment - such a clean big font. Again with the unconventional colors - I love black Christmas cards. 

Now speaking of poinsettias - we had a collective realization on my Facebook live the other day. Most of us pronounce it "poyn-set-uh", but when we are typing it out, we say "poyn-set-ee-uh" in our heads while spelling. You?

And one more watercolor before I go. I ADORE this sweet stocking image so I decided to do a hybrid - I did no line watercolor, but then I took a teeny marker and sharpened up just a few details - I like it! I did these in unconventional colors as well for fun. The mantle is a separate image - this is a builder set. Very cool - so you can dangle these stockings from anything you like, add greenery, etc. 

There's oodles more fun stuff over there today, including the magical buy it all button for the whole release. Don't miss out on those free with purchase floral dies though - I was shocked to find out that's the freebie. Awesome. 

Go out there and make some non-traditional Christmas cards for this crazy year! 

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  1. The ENABLER strikes again!!! OMG these are so stinkin' cute!!! And of course I do not really need another Christmas stamp....but here I go.... :) LOVE THESE CARDS WITH MY WHOLE FACE :)

  2. I love those socks! Your painting is amazing Lydia.

  3. Oh my gosh, these cards are too awesome! Love the stockings on the last one!


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