Okay, Christmas Morning I was up early to keep the cat from bothering my husband, but I've been using those early hours to create - either art or Stampin'Up! creations. Yesterday, I started playing with one of our new products coming out in January's Occasions Catalogue.
As an artist, this new product excites me because I've been introduced to a variation of it by a friend of mine, so it's exciting that, once again, I'll be able to use Stampin'Up! products in my artwork. But first - cards. The product is called "Brusho Crystal Colour" and it is essentially watercolour ink crystals that you sprinkle on waterwashed paper and let the magic happen.
In the card above, I experimented with the five different colours we'll be offering in once package. I played with each strip differently to see how they moved on the paper. I will be needing a little more practice.
Because I wanted the background to be the focal point of the card, I used our Happy Birthday Thinlit. I attached a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to Very Vanilla Cardstock before cutting out the "Happy Birthday" so it would stick well to the card.
We got a call early Sunday from our choir director, who was sick, asking if my husband could direct for her that morning. Of course, our grandson was very excited because he was able to "direct" again with Grandpa. He takes it very seriously. Elliot also got to dress up, for the first time, as a shepherd for our Christmas Eve family service. He took that role very seriously too. I love this little guy to bits!
I hope all of you, and your family, had a wonderful Blessed Christmas or whatever festive season you are celebrating at this time of year.
Try to relax before the busyness of the next event and take time to be thankful for some small or large thing in your life each day.
Thanks for visiting,
Products you will need for this post's samples..
|121045 - Basic Black Cardstock|
|122959 - Watercolour Paper|
|103954 - Aqua Painters|
|Available January 3 in Occasions Catalogue|
|141594 - Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set|
|119868 - 1" Circle Punch|
|104430 - Stampin' Dimensionals|
|132708 - Tuxedo Black Memento Ink|
|119683 - Daffodil Delight Cardstock|
|141489 - Sunshine Wishes Thinlits|
|143263 - Big Shot|
|100687 - Night of Navy Cardstock|
|143700 - Happy Birthday Thinlit|
|144106 - Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets|
|144200 - Glitter Enamel Dots|
|104332 - Snail Adhesive|
|107300 - Very Vanilla Envelopes|