Creating your own background designs for cards is a great way to add more depth, colour, and texture to the cards. Since I have been practicing watercolour techniques, I thought I would combine a watercolour wash with heat embossing.
The technique for this background is similar to the constellation card I painted a few months ago. Simply flood the watercolour paper with water and then add the ink in a few colours. I chose colours that would look like a winter evening sky, Dapper Denim and Bermuda Bay from Stampin’ Up. Once the colours are blended to your liking, dip the Aqua Painter in more colour and flick the ink over top to make a few splatters.
Once the background is dry (speed this process up by drying with a heat tool), heat emboss the snowflakes over top by stamping them in Versamark, sprinkling with white embossing powder, and setting with the heat tool.
Now the background is ready to use on your card!
Try to challenge your holiday card making skills and choose a non-Christmas stamp set to incorporate on the card. I chose a greeting from my daughter’s favourite set, Magical Day.
Add a few embellishments and you have a beautiful, unique card to hand out to friends or family this year!
For more Christmas card inspiration, be sure to follow me on Instagram (@ellefedynak) and Facebook (Birdwing Paper Designs)
Hope your day is magical!