Continuing on my Christmas card journey with Tim Holt's 12 Tags of Christmas...
2007 - Day 2
The technique I used from his tag was using paint to stamp and emboss. I really do not think that I have ever done this, but I really like how it turned out. Also, to do the background, I used the tried and true techniques of Distress Ink rubbed on your craft mat and mist with water, then run your paper through it. You can see these techniques in detail HERE on Tim Holt's blog.
For this card, I started with watercolor paper because I knew I would be using water with my Distress Inks and I wanted to make sure that my paper would hold up... sometimes I am quite the heavy mister!
Once I got the background complete, I finished my card with my own flair from being inspired from the whole process.