Doodling with Debby: Winter Thanks
Hi friends! Happy Saturday, thanks for stopping by today! Today we’re back with a brand new Doodling with Debby feature where Debby Hughes makes a truly beautiful winter thank you card! It’s perfect for replicating to send out cards to those you received gifts from around the holidays! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!
Hi, it’s Debby here today with my monthly feature for Simon Says Stamp, Doodling With Debby. Although Christmas is almost here, I’m still using my Christmas supplies but changing up the sentiment to create a thank you card. In the modern world of texting and messaging, I still find that a handmade card goes down a treat to truly express gratitude for a Christmas gift.
I started this card with a design I like and often use – a collection of overlapping circles creates a dynamic design which draws the eye around the card. I decided to watercolor a richly colored background to showcase the beautiful Joy Snowflake die. However, this design works great to use up patterned paper too.
I taped a piece of Arches Hot Pressed watercolor card to a board and loosely watercolored a base layer of Quinacridone Coral and Rose of Ultramarine. I layered over the top of this brighter layer a deep Indigo, leaving lighter areas so that the colorful base layer shone through in places. I splattered the piece with a solution of Perfect Pearls and then white gouache to give sparkle and bright white highlights respectively.
I dried the watercolor panel and stamped a Circle Sayings Holiday sentiment with clear embossing ink and then white heat embossed. After which, I used the Nested Circle dies to die cut the sentiment circle as well as two other circles. From white card, I also die cut a Joy Snowflake and a Wonky Rectangle and from Magenta glitter card I die cut the Painted Thanks die.
With all the elements prepared, I foam mounted the design together with the white Wonky Rectangle on to a Fog card base and then the circle elements, snowflake and thanks sentiment offset to the top left of the card. I embellished with Amethyst, Pixie Dust, and Snowfall sequins to finish.
Thank you for joining me today and I’ll see you next time for Doodling With Debby!
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Oh I love that bright vibrant purple
Great rich color tone on this card.
Love that purple color paired with those sequins.
Such gorgeous colors
The color purple plus sequins are always a winning combination.
Very pretty design.
Gorgeous inking and
design. Love all that
Carla from Utah
Awesome colors on this card!
Very beautiful and striking card. Love the colors.
Vibrant purples are my new go to colors!
Very pretty card and colors – I love the splatterings of the Perfect Pearls mix and then white acrylic paint. Lovely result!!
I love the rich colour of the inking and how the sequins look against it – very glitzy with an artistic flair
Striking colors, Debbie. tfs
Love the colors you used, so pretty!! And that “thanks” die cut just pops right off of the page. My instinct would have been to use one of the purples, probably since that’s my favorite color, LOL! but also because it went so well with the watercolor pieces when you were holding the glitter cardstocks up to it, but when you cot the pink, it popped right off the card and looked awesome. I think the purple would have gotten lost, good call on the pink! Awesome card and thanks for sharing!
I love the purple, beautiful card
So, So, pretty and colorful. Thanks for sharing.
This richly colored background is incredible!
Wow! That card really pops.
A stunning and beautiful card!
Sooo beautiful, I love the colors!
That background you created is stunning.
That’s an amazing card !
Great colors, such a celestial look!!
so beautiful – I love watching you water colour!! And the “Thanks ” cut out of the glitter paper is just perfect!
So pretty design.good job!
SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Design!! BEAUTIFUL Colors!! =)
Gorgeous colours on this card!
Love this layout and the great use of circles! Thank you!
Cute card! Thanks for sharing!
This is a great design and I love the colors.
WOW … your background technique is amazing… awesome Thank you card !
Gorgeous. Love the purple. Hugz
Fantastic work!! I love the bold colors!!
Love the colors, very beautiful card.
Love all the purple!
Such a beautiful card – I love the colours you’ve used for the watercolouring!