Christmas in July is a fun tradition and it sure seems like
we all need a little extra cheer!
This is such a fun time of year when Christmas
is mingled with the blazing hot summers.
My personal favorite?
Santa on the beach!
Everyone needs a holiday :)
The idea behind Christmas in July is a wonderful joy ~
it shouldn't be just one time a year.
Kinda like a half-birthday ...
twice is better than once!
My card is one that I did for Watercolor Wednesday at SCS
and it was somehow stuck in draft mode.
I missed about 2 weeks of reality not even knowing my own name
so I'm sure it had a lot to do with that!
Hi. My name is
Starbucks Kelly and I love coffee you!
For this card, I used the Altenew watercolor brush markers
and I am IN LOVE with these!
I'm still learning how to navigate the water and layer the colors
and I'm having fun in the process!
This is the layered Jolly Holly background from Taylored Expressions,
stamped with pigment ink for fast drying, no watercolor smearing.
I heat set this with the embossing tool in between each color
(after the greens, then after the reds) to avoid any welling.
I usually chose my cardstock and/or papers first
(to make sure I have colors that will match)
so I was lucky that after it was waterolored, I found just the right ones.
The final touch was a sentiment stamp
with a friendly greeting.
The joy in these big background style cards
is even though they are large, they are super simple to mass produce.
And it was nice to dust off a stamp set that's been sitting in the bin
for way too long :)
I'm still doing card catch up and I'm way behind ...
Thanks for stopping by
and, as always,
Big hugs, bigger blessings :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings :)
A bright, bold and festive card, love your water-colouring and the nice stamp, such beautiful design!ReplyDelete
A lovely bright and cheerful Christmas card, Kelly. xxReplyDelete
Very colourful Christmas card Kelly. Big hugs and blessings and stay safe, Carol S.xxxReplyDelete
Great Card--I love the colors!ReplyDelete
How vibrant Kelly - a wonderful result and I love that big, all over designReplyDelete
Fabulous big stamp and great water colouring and blendingReplyDelete
That says summer Christmas for sure! So bright and cheery! Wonderful coloring, Kelly.ReplyDelete
Kelly, this is so pretty! Love the vibrant colors!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous and vibrant. Looks like you are an expert in handling these brush markers! TFS!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous, lovely colours and design Kelly, Kate x xReplyDelete
Beautiful design Kelly! Love the water coloring you did!ReplyDelete
Beautiful bright colours Kelly, good to know you love the water markers been thinking about it and watching lots on you tube..ReplyDelete
I love how you colored all those holly leaves for a great Christmas card! Fun video too, but you can have my share of the Starbucks coffee - I've had to give it up :(ReplyDelete
beautiful christmas card KellyReplyDelete
Oh wow this is absolutely so colorful and festive! I just love it with your fabulous coloring and I'm ready to hop on over to Starbucks with you my friend! :)ReplyDelete
Lovin' this bright, festive holly, Kelly!!ReplyDelete