Holiday Distress Crayons Background Card

Christmas card showing purple snowflakes on a pink, blue and purple watercolor background. The sentiment Merry Christmas is stamped in black on the lower left corner. The sentiment sparkles from a layer of glitter.

This is my first try at making something with distress crayons. Not the best in the world, but then first attempts rarely are.

I created the background with the three Distress Crayons, for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (#SSSWChallenge) Background Challenge. I blended the colors with a watercolor brush. I let the paper dry completely.

I added the snowflakes in Wilted Violet, stamping each three times to make the image bold enough to stand out on the background. Next, I stamped the sentiment in Black Soot, but it wasn’t dark enough. I switched to Versafine to get a bolder image. Once the Versafine dried, I added the Sparkle pen on top to make the letters stand out.

Stamps Mini Swirley Snowflakes (Tim Holtz, CMS320)
Festive Sketch (Tim Holtz, CMS283)

Fresh Freesia (SU, #155613)

Distress Crayons Snow Flurries
Hocus Pocus

Wilted Violet Distrress Ink
Black Soot Distress Ink
Versafine Onyx Black
Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Adhesive Stampin’ Seal+ (#149699)