So, it’s been a rough year. On a deeply personal level, there has been so much loss and grief that I’ve been struggling through. Also, there’s been all the other stuff going on in the world. Oy!
One of the ways I get through what gets me down is by trying to bring a smile to someone else. So, I’ve been making lots of holiday cards. I’m participating in the Caring Hearts Card Drive which provides holiday cards to seniors. I made several different designs, some stamped images that I colored, some mixed media, but I decided I’d also make some different watercolor Card designs.
For these, I created the tree shapes with masking and then dropped in color and let it do its thing. Once dry, I peeled off the tape and added details with metallic gold watercolor as well as some gel pens. The sentiments are from a Hero Arts stamp set called, I believe, Joy to the World. It’s an older stamp set but it’s just amazing.
This is my earth bauble! I was so pleased with this one. I made several of this design. I know it doesn’t look exactly like earth but I think you can still tell what it is. The sentiment is gold heat embossed with a sentiment from that same Hero Arts stamp set. I finished these off with details in gold metallic watercolor paint.
I really do love how these cards turned out, and they were simple to make. They also use minimal supplies- always nice. You don’t need fancy watercolor paper and paint for them either. You could even write your own sentiment if you don’t have stamps.
I hope you feel inspired to make something, anything really, and consider making some cards for a Card Drive. It’ll do your soul good.