Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia
Welcome to the blog everyone! Today we are part of Taheerah Atchias Advent Calendar Extravaganza! This is 25 days of inspiration with fabulous prizes along the way.
I have created two holiday cards for today, both using non traditional colors and non holiday stamps as part of my greeting. I’ve gold embossed the Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope background onto watercolor cardstock and painted with Daniel Smith watercolors. My first card features pinks and a hint of orange.
The painting technique I’ve used is wet on wet which allows the paints to flow into the recessed areas of the embossing.
I’ve used blues and teals for my second card and painted with the same wet on wet technique. I love how the colors flow together and create new mixtures.
I die cut the new Felicity Snowflake from white cardstock and glued it in place onto the painted panels. I’ve stamped “Happy” onto Desert Storm cardstock and gold embossed, the stamped a strip of white cardstock with Christmas to sit over top.
I have filmed a video of how these two cards came together. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Simon Days Stamp so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as this post in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy and good luck!!!
Beautiful. I would probably frame this card upon receiving it.
Wow! Wow! Wow! I just LOVE these! The backgrounds are just stunning! Wish I had one of these cards, myself!
I can’t wait to try this technique with the kaleidoscope background!
THESE cards are stunning!
Wowzers!!! Those cards are gorgeous! That background is awesome!
what a stunning card!
Love your use of the Kaleidoscope background in these lovely cards.
Beautiful cards, Love the colors you chose.
Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. In so many ways.
Enjoy the holidays!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D
Wow! Those are beautiful cards! I love the technique!
THose are stunning cards, how beautiful!
Wow! The colors on these are gorgeous!!! What a fun event!
Such pretty stained glass looking backgrounds!
GORGEOUS CARDS! I LOVE THE BACKGROUNDS
What stunning cards! I am normally a teal and blue fan but I love the pink background. The gorgeous snowflake is just the right pop!
THose backgrounds are incredible!
The teal/blue background is stunning!
So cool. Love your wet on wet technique. I will have to try this out.
Those backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous and with that delicate doily die, swoonworthy!
Oh so stunning!
SQUEAL!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE these Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)
Amazing cards with beautiful backgrounds.
Merry Christmas, Shari!
Lovely water coloring!
Oh my gosh Shari, these are sooo beautiful!! I can’t wait to try this>
The wet on wet really amp’s up the card presentation. Bravo!!!
Shari, your cards are gorgeous and glad I don’t have to pick a favorite color scheme. I’ve yet to try the wet on wet technique, but you’ve just inspired me. Beautifully done!
Very cool. I’m going to try the wet on wet technique with my Valentine’s day cards.
Awesome cards and video! Thanks for the inspiration and reminder to look beyond the Christmas stamps for Christmas cards!