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Tue 27

Glad Tidings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of our Holiday Blog Blitz!


I love the new stamp sets in this release!  I decided to use the "Tidings Wreath" stamp set today and loosely watercolor my stamped image.

I stamped the wreath image onto watercolor paper and used Distress Inks to color the image.  


I painted the leaves first and let them dry completely before painting the berries.  If the leaves were still wet the green and red paint could bleed into each other.


Once my paint was dry, I added some shading with colored pencils to help define the leaves and berries.  I also spattered the card front with green distress ink. 

Using foam tape I adhered my painted card front to a white card.  

I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued this to my card.


That's all for today's card! It's a fairly quick card to make!

Do you want a chance to win the new Tidings Wreath clear stamp set?  Leave a comment on this blog post anytime before Sunday, September 1st at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the prize.  All contest winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 2nd at 6:00pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck!







Lovely card, I like the gentle glow around the painted wreath.

Just gorgeous!! You really brought that wreath to life!!

Wreaths are one of my favorite images to use for cards. This one is beautiful and I love the way you used just part of it on your lovely card, Donna!

Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful wreath!

Such great watercoloring tips! I can’t wait to use this stamp and paint! Thank you!

This is a wonderful stamp set and I love how you offset the wreath! So pretty!

I love wreaths and this is a beauty. Your card is colored to perfection; just gorgeous.

This loose style is gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration

You made it look so easy..... I too love the off set wreath and really love how you colored it.... just Lovely!

Love this amazing wreath, Donna! Your coloring is beautiful. A gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for the chance to win.

This is one gorgeous card! Love the wreath, it's not too busy and your colouring is just perfect!

Such a lovely card! Expresses the season perfectly 💕

Absolutely beautiful card Donna. I love wreathes and your card is perfect.

I started to buy this when I bought some of your new collection Sunday. Now I wish I would have! Am adding it to my to get list!!

Wow! Beautiful card which really expresses the upcoming season. Your coloring is excellent and a real inspiration to me! The splattering also added some definition to the card. Would love to receive this card. I would frame it!

This is a lovely card! I miss taking classes with you.

Beautiful card. So "natural" looking. Love the coloring!

What a beautiful card. I love how you coloured the wreath.

Beautiful--I like the loose watercoloring.

Beautiful card. What a great idea to combine watercolor and colored pencils!

This stamp set is beautiful and you did a fabulous job with it. Love the spatters and coloring that give it a vintage, artsy feel.

Beautiful card. Love your coloring - so elegant!

I love your "loosely watercolor" with this design.

This is a beautiful stamp that can be colored so many ways for all the seasons.

La Amo quedó Preciosa.

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