Delivering Cheer Christmas Card
I love this Christmas card I made using the new Delivering Cheer stamp set from Stampin’ Up!
I made a Christmas card with this stamp set (you can see how I made it here LIVE on Facebook), but the Delivering Cheer stamp set allows you to “build” your stamped woman holding a Christmas tree, presents, or a fall type bouquet. That is 6 different combinations of an image that you can create! Plus with the image of the presents you can make them into Christmas presents or turn them into birthday presents. And with endless colour combinations, you can create a ton of looks with this stamp set.
For the colours on this card, I picked my colours based on the lovely Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. I love the red and green colour combinations together for Christmas cards.
For this card I stamped the image with black ink and then I coloured in the image with Watercolour Pencils. Stampin’ Up! has two different assortments of pencils and if you have to pick one to start, I’d recommend picking the the #141709 Watercolour Pencils Assortment One Set as it has a good colour rainbow and some neutrals too. Here are the colours in the Watercolour Pencils assortment:
- Basic Black
- Basic Gray
- Bermuda Bay
- Calypso Coral
- Daffodil Delight
- Early Espresso
- Melon Mambo
- Old Olive
- Pacific Point
- Pumpkin Pie
- Real Red
- Rich Razzleberry
- Whisper White
To use these pencils, you want to start with a paper that can handle some water. I used Shimmery White cardstock to stamp my image (see the full supply list of products at the end of this post).
Then you can scribble the colour on using the Watercolour Pencils. The lighter you scribble, the lighter the finished result. If you want a very intense look, you would lay down a lot of colour first. And you can add multiple colours like, I did for this tree (more on that in a moment). Then you will want to blend the colours with a liquid medium. There are a couple of blending possibilities for you:
- Use an ordinary paint brush dipped in water (the smaller the brush, the more control you will have).
- Stampin’ Up!’s Blender Pens. The Blender pens are dual tipped and have a blending solution in them. These are perfect for beginners as the flow of liquid is easy to control.
- Stampin’ Up! Water Painters. I used the Water Painters on my card as I like the fact that I can refill them and it gives you a true watercoloured look. And there are three different brush tip sizes.
Of course I ended up having to dip into the second of the Watercolour Pencils-assortment 2, set as well, as I wanted a darker green colour, Garden Green, for the Christmas tree. And I wanted to highlight the ends of the tree branches with a lighter green, Granny Apple Green (that was the closest I get to the light colour of the Pear Pizzazz on the Designer Series Paper).
The colours in the Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 are assortment are:
- Balmy Blue
- Cajun Craze
- Cherry Cobbler
- Coastal Cabana
- Crushed Curry
- Flirty Flamingo
- Garden Green
- Gorgeous Grape
- Granny Apple Green
- Night of Navy
There is one little wee tiny stamp that you might be wondering what it is for? I’ve circled the image with a green marker.
This little wee stamp is to stamp stockings or yoga pants on the bare legs of the girl in boots. They are so cute and they fit perfect.y. I stamped my stocking in Real Red ink and then I used the Water Painter to slightly blur the image and add some pinkish colour to the background of the stockings.
If you would like to see me making this Christmas card, check out this saved Facebook Video that I did. I also do a video every week (Tuesdays at 12 noon EST) on my Stamp with Jenn page.
Stay tuned to www.StampwithJenn.com for some other variations using the Delivering Cheer Stamp set coming soon.