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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!







Stunningly beautiful card! That stamp set caught my eye when I was looking through the new release & I'd love to win it!

Beautiful card - love your idea of adding shading to the watercolor using colored pencils. Thanks for sharing!

Gorgeous, I just love how you used a portion of the stamp!

WOW! i wish i could create something that beautiful

Oooo . . . this is gorgeous!! Your water coloring looks amazing!

Donna - you always motivate me with your cards, and this one is a winner! Love this stamp!

Hi Donna, I just wanted to thank you since I was one of the lucky winners.... I was to get this Lovely wreath as my gift... How lucky.
I did reply for my address to Laura Fulcher but have not received a reply from her that she received my info... Is there some way you could check for me.
Dotty A

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