Holiday Cheer

Hey friends! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook with a bit more caffeinated inspiration for the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop that’s still going on through tomorrow. So get your crafty fingers working and link up some projects for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes up for grabs!

I had a little relaxing time watercoloring with my Zig markers the other night and am so thrilled with how this card turned out. It’s much more subtle than my typical color palette…I’m amazed that I was able to keep it chill. Haha!

After I colored that sweet polar bear and her cup of coffee (or hot cocoa if you prefer) from Have an Ice Day, I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. I die cut a curved banner from the Slimline Scalloped Panels and Banners die set and stamped my sentiment on it.

I used some Tombow brush markers and an acrylic block on a piece of watercolor paper to create my ink smooshed background in colors that went with the images I colored earlier. After that was dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and popped it on a blue card base with foam tape. I added foam squares to the back of my banner and images and popped them in place next.

For finishing touches, I added a few Rainbow Blizzard embellishments scattered around the scene and on the banner too. I love having them flank the sentiment.

Have you ever been ice skating? I used to go a lot as a kid but we don’t have a rink anymore. This card makes me wish we did. I just love it.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!