Sunday, November 29, 2015

Day 281: Candlelight Garden Thank You Card

Tonight I'm sharing a little sneak peek of the December SOTM called Candlelight Garden. It's such a pretty and versatile set! I was holding this set for the SOTM blog hop on December 1, but in the bustle of last week's power outage adventure I plum forgot to sign up for the hop. 
I started with this week's challenge from Retrosketches. I stamped the jar and the bouquet along the right side of the card, then I fussy cut about 3/4 of an inch of the card edge right off. I masked off the jar and added the string lights using Glacier ink. Then I water colored everything using my water brush and ink from my pads (Glacier, Juniper, Honey, and Pomegranate).
I stamped my sentiment onto a 3/4" cardstock scrap, then cut in a dovetail for a banner. I outlined the sentiment and card front with a journaling pen. Finally I lined the inner edge of the card with some La Vie En Rose paper. I know I'm going to be loving on this set all through the month of December. 
Don't forget to check out CTMH's Cyberweek Sale! From 8 a.m. PST on Monday, November 30 through 3 p.m. PST on Friday December, 4th, a selection of current awesome goodies can be yours at 25% off retail pricing. Get supplies you'll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including the amazing Cricut Artfully Sent Collection at a fab discount! Let me know if I can help you make a plan to use these specially priced items to give your holiday gift giving a handmade from the heart touch!

2 comments:

Lynelle Allan said...

Looks awesome! Silly question but when you used your water colour brush did you wet it then use that on the ink pad? Was image stamped using Memento or similar ink?

Wendy Coffman said...

I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I squeezed my closed ink pad to deposit a bit of ink in the lid. When you open the pad you can grab the color with a water brush and paint it on as diluted as you like. I like to squeeze out a drop of water in the corner of my pad lid so I can add extra to the ink as I see fit. It's fast, looks like watercolor, and doesn't require 100 expensive markers to color something simple!

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