Wintry Watercolor Moose Card


With just over a week until the big day, this will probably be the last Christmas card I post this year (but let’s try to look forward to Valentine’s Day!).  I hadn’t spent much quality time with my Spectrum Aqua markers lately, so I pulled them out to color up this adorable moose image from the “Christmas Cheer” stamp set by Crafter’s Companion.


After stamping my moose in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto watercolor cardstock, I added clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.  Then I just quickly colored him by adding ink from the Spectrum Aqua markers in the deepest shadow areas and dragging it out with a wet brush (or a lighter marker).


After matting the image with some purple cardstock, I adhered it to the cardbase I had covered with a pretty pattern from the Contemporary Christmas 6×6 paper pad.  The sentiment (“Peace and Joy” from the Traditional Christmas Collection) was stamped and embossed onto watercolor cardstock and die-cut with the “Decorative Baubles” die before inking it with matching purple ink and adhering it with foam squares.  A simple hanger of white twine makes the ball look like it’s hanging from the top of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’d love to hear your comments.  I hope you’ll come on back this Sunday for a week-long focus on gift tags (they make a great project for the last hours leading up to the big day)!


Spectrum Aqua markers used: Heather, Kingfisher, Aquamarine, Charcoal, Slate, Begonia, Chocolate, Chestnut, Marigold, Fawn, Gold