Friday, August 9, 2019

Spread Christmas Cheer with a Colorful Watercolor Card {FSJ}

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is...making cards for all the people. (Or singing loud for all to hear...that works too.) I am thrilled to share this new card with you today, because it's one of my new favorites! Plus, I used a BRAND NEW stamp set, called Whimsy Trees - and beginning tomorrow you can make this cuteness YOUR OWN. We're so excited about it, we're having a giant PARTY tomorrow - keep reading to find out more! 

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First, let's chat about this card. I'm using this rainbow technique on all.the.things lately, so be prepared to see a few cards over the coming weeks, using this basic idea. It's just so fun, and it never looks the same twice!

Want to create this colorful background? Here's how:

  • Begin with a large clear acrylic block, around the size of your card base. Draw lines of liquid dye ink across the block. (FSJ Liquid Colors are perfect for this.) 
  • Mist with water until colors begin to blend together slightly. 
  • Flip a panel of watercolor paper over onto block. (FSJ Color Splash Sheet)
  • Press paper down and then pick up and allow to dry. 
Once the Color Splash Sheet was dry, I trimmed it slightly and adhered it to a black card base.
I stamped and heat embossed the trees in white, onto black cardstock. Really - is there anything that DOESN'T look amazing in white on black? Paired with these bright colors, it just POPS in a big awesome way.
 I'm extra excited to share today's project with you because it kicks off the brand new Holiday Cheer collection coming from Fun Stampers Journey + Spellbinders.

To celebrate, we'll be partying on Saturday August 10, LIVE on the Spellbinders YouTube channel. Stop by the Holiday Cheer Landing Page to go directly to the video AND the new products!

You do NOT want to miss this party - all of the new products will be live in the shop, plus there will be specially priced bundles, giveaways, games and antics, demos and tutorials and all the fun you expect from our online launch parties!

I know you can't RESIST taking a quick peek so head to the Holiday Cheer landing page to see all of the items about to be available plus it's the place to find the live launch party tomorrow.  (You can also find it via the Spellbinders YouTube page.) Prepare to BE INSPIRED!!!!! I'll see you at the PARTY! xoxo

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1 comment:

char said...

Thank you for sharing this card Laura! It is soooooo awesome. You are so talented! So glad you are still stamping with FSJ/Spellbinders! I really love the background colors and that black and white for the trees just pops!! I am going to case your card so that I can share with my buddies tomorrow for the holiday launch!