Saturday, November 24, 2012

Watercolor Winter

Happy Saturday, and welcome to my blog! Grab your cup of coffee and check out the card I created for this week's Utah Divas International sketch. You can find links to all of the cards and designers here. This month's sketches were designed by team member Ruthie Burkey.  And here is the sketch for the week, DIVASC216.  Isn't this a classic?  I can see myself using this over and over.

I love a monochromatic card, and that's what I went with this week. Although it is not what you would think of as traditional Christmas colors, I think the overall effect is quite elegant, don't you?

Supplies used:

  • Papers ~ Whisper White, Sahara Sand
  • Inks ~ Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps ~ Watercolor Winter, Greetings of the Season
  • Accessories ~ Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder
For the bottom embossed layer, I opened the folder and inked the flatter side with Sahara Sand ink before I added the paper and put it through the Big Shot.  It adds so much depth and richness to the bottom layer.

Have a wonderful weekend!   I will be spending time with family, working on my Christmas cards,  and making my house look festive for the month of December.  I just love Christmas!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  I look forward to your sweet comments, so bring them on!



  1. Barbara, this is so gorgeous! I want to know how you achieved the background coloring...cause I'm SO ging to make some of these!

    1. Carol, I opened the embossing folder and inked the flat side (versus the raised poinsettia side) of the folder with Sahara Sand ink before I ran it through the Big Shot. It really creates a beautiful paper, doesn't it?

  2. This is absolutely beautiful! Love everything about it!

  3. What a beautiful card Barbara!!! LOVE IT!