|Joy shape from Silhouette|
Cut your watercolor to size, mine were 4.5x5.5 (I cut it then to the size that I wanted after I knew what worked for each card.)
Mix the starry colors with the pigment, then paint the variegated wash
If your new to making a variegated wash go here for a quick tutorial
I played around, and when the paper was still a bit wet I would add some extra Starry Color to add more shimmer.
|Joy Shape from Silhouette|
Kuretake Starry Colors come in gold and silver, it's easy enough to match the golds with the colors you are using. For example, if you use a red hue from the Gansai Tambi, use the red gold that comes in so the colors don't make mud, the goal here is to get your metallic to work with the pigment.
While the paper is drying, I cut out some shapes on the Cameo Silhouette on white card stock, and gold card-stock. I chose some that were thick, and graphic, and that would compliment the variegated wash
Once the paper is dry, you can add the die cuts, and the paper that makes the card shine. I also used some decorative tape to add some extra glitz.
|Reindeer silhouette branch frame|
|Geometric tree cut|
Adding two different colors and texture to the card really can add intrest, these cards has an elegant feel to them and I didn't want to add to much color to the base of the card so the watercolor can be the star of the show.
|Christmas Card shape|