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Let it Snow-MFT Sketch Challenge 453

Happy Monday. Well, at least it’s a brand new day… I want to request a refund on the Labor Day weekend. Hurricane Dorian pretty much made it non-existant. Any way, back on track. I’m popping in this morning to share a card with you.

Keeping in line with my head start on the Holidays, I have another Christmas card to to share with you. This one was inspired by this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge 453.

I decided I wanted to make a quick card, so I turned to my favorite background technique, watercolor powder. This time I used Ultramarine Brusho Crystals on a panel of Distress Watercolor cardstock. Once I added the crystals, I spritzed it with water, and set it aside too dry. I was originally going to use Nuvo Shimmer Powder, but I thought the shimmer from the powder would be too much with the glitter cardstock. The Brusho Crystals have the same, multi-color effect, without the shimmer.

For the focus point, I die cut Mesmerizing Mandala out of Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust cardstock. I also cut the Mandala three times out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, and layered them all together with liquid adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from Snow Globe Sentiments on a strip of MFT Periwinkle cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Once the watercolor panel was dry, I trimmed it down and added the mandala with liquid adhesive. Then I added the sentiment strip. I also added two strips of the Pixie Dust cardstock to the top and bottom of the watercolor panel, and added the watercolor panel to a Neenah card base.

I can’t help, I love watercolor powders/crystals! They are so easy to use, and have such cool effects. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


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