Monday, December 14, 2015

Cards in Envy Challenge: A vintage Snowman

Well, I needed to make a vintage Christmas Card for this Challenge.  Well, I love the Snowman from the Watercolor Christmas collection and thought I could make him vintage looking.  What do you think? 
This is a very simple one layer (if you don't count the mat) in an A-2 size.  

Using Strathmore Watercolor Paper, 140# cold press, I wet the card and applied Mermaid Lagoon in a wash over the entire Card.  Once Dry, I stamped in a grey Archival ink.  
I do my layout on a plastic grid template with card underneath, stamp in a water-soluble ink like momento, adjust my placement and then stamp the final image in an archival ink.  I used archival because I was going to be adding more water and did not want it to run.
Tricia Morris did a wonderful YouTube presentation of this stamp set and the entire collection.  Her is the link: YouTube Video about this stamp set.  At the end of the video she demonstrates a snow man card, so I followed her instructions and added my own "style".  

After, stamped, colored and dry, I cut out with Postage Stamp Die for Spellbinders and mounted it not a red mat and then finally a white card base.  A little bit of Gelly Roll Pen in clear star and silver ribbon completes the picture.  

Merry Christmas 



  1. This is a fabulous vintage Christmas card! I love the snowman scene and your background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!!

  2. Fantastic job with the watercolor snowman! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy! See you on the Watercolor Christmas bloghop tomorrow!

  3. Loving your cute vintage snowman and the scene you created for him! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  4. love your cool snowman!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  5. Josette, What a pretty card! Love that vintage feel. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)