Brrrrr. I don't know about where you are, but here in Boston, it has been getting cooold out! For this summer-loving girl, at least. ;) And the cold weather has reminded me that soon, it's going to be Christmas! Which means... it's time to get started on those holiday cards! Because come December, there never seem to be enough holiday cards around for everyone and it's better to get started early!!
For today's card set, I decided to stick to a really simple technique that I love doing, especially for smaller images - repeated stamping to create a background that looks almost like patterned paper. I really like the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps because there are a ton of holiday-themed images and they are all the perfect size for repeated stamping!
For today's cards, I decided to color in my images with Zig Clean Color brush pens (plus Distress Markers just for a few colors I didn't have Zig markers for). You can use any water-based media you have to create a similar look, or you could go for a different look with any other coloring medium you choose. Have fun with it and use what you have! :)
After I colored in my images as well as the backgrounds, I trimmed them a bit and did some loose heat embossing by just rubbing my Versamark ink pad along the edges of my painted piece. For one card, I used gold embossing powder, and for the other, some silver tinsel powder. Both are so festive for the holidays, I feel!
Here's the video to see it all in action: