Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Winter Washi

I was playing with the gorgeous Memory Box Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi which is wide enough to fit an A2 card. Remember how I had an idea from when I did the sled cards recently? This is the result and I love it.

I brushed a light coat of gesso onto the washi card front then stamped the various images and sentiments using Stazon and Ranger Archival inks. I am particularly pleased with how the Lavinia Magnus image turned out. It's stamped with a combo of the Stazon in Jet Black as the first stamp then stamped again using Stazon Blazing Red. Swoon!

  • Memory Box Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi
  • Lavinia Magnus
  • Penny Black Snowflake Season
  • Impression Obsession Joy to the World
  • Mama Elephant Mini Merry Messages
  • Stazon Timber Brown (main sentiment), Jet Black and Blazing Red (deer)
  • Ranger Archival Watering Can and Potting Soil
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Posca White PCF-350 (snow)

I did another gesso card using a washi card front that got wrinkled during application. Waste not!

This one is simpler in terms of collage stamping as I wanted the sentiment and fairies to pop.

I'm entering this one in Daring Cardmakers Jolly Holly-Days.
  • Memory Box Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi
  • Lavinia Raven
  • Lavinia Three Dancing Fairies
  • Lavinia Berry Wreath
  • Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black and Leaf Green
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Posca White PCF-350 (snow)

For this one, I experimented with hot foil which worked a treat.  I was expecting a literal hot mess but it turned out beautifully, far better than expected for sure.  The gold strips on the sides are washi.

This one is another experiment, this time using leaf and berry dies to cut out the washi card front. I then adhered the pieces onto pale gray and added a bold sponged sentiment on top for a modern take.
  • Memory Box Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi
  • Concord & 9th Joy
  • Tattered Lace Big Fern
  • Sizzix Winter Woodland
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens
  • Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries
  • Bazzill Fig Swirl Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Spellbinders - Christmas Cascade Collection - Glimmer Hot Foil Collection - Glimmer Plate - Elegant Holiday Sentiments Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Mini Holiday Greens Penny Black - Winter Wishes Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Snowflake Season
Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System, NEW Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Gold


  1. A lovely Christmas display, many thanks for joining in with our November theme at We Love Stamping challenge. Don't forget to mention us and add a link so you go into the prize draws.

    B x

  2. Love your card, the stag one is just great. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping. Anesha x

  3. These are magical and very lovely. I like this style for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  4. Beautiful cards, thank you for linking one of them to our theme at TRy it on Tuesdays.


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