Christmas Carolers

I am excited to be able to share my first project as a DT member at Crafts Galore Encore. This month the prize is being sponsored by Limited Runs - which is a new-to-me digital art studio. I got to work with the image Christmas Carolers from the Christmas seasonal section. The idea for this card was right there when I saw this image.

I printed the image out onto my usual favorite coloring paper, namely Strathmore Paint Pad paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I created the background with Crayola Watercolor paints on Master's Touch Watercolor paper, painting the colors on with free abandon.  I cut the background to 3.5x4.75 inches and glued it onto a white cardbase.

I fussy cut the colored carolers and popped them up in the corner of my card with foam tape. I wanted them to be a focal point, despite them being in the corner.

I die cut the nativity scene from vellum and liberally applied glue to the back so that it would reactivate the watercolor under the vellum and so transfer some of my paint onto the scene as I wanted it to be a background element on this card. I stamped the word peace and the star with Versmark ink and white heat embossed them. I completed the card with a few added stars that I drew in with my gel pen. I love how this card turned out.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Master's Touch watercolor paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Limited Runs Christmas Carolers digital stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Crayola Watercolors
Versamark Ink
White embossing powder
White Vellum
Nativity die from my stash
Stamps from my stash


  1. Oh this is so pretty and I love how you created the scene with your darling image, its fabulous and nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  2. Beautiful card Monica xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for

  3. Großartig! Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja

  4. A gorgeous Christmas card Monica. Cute carolers and super techniques.
    Welcome to the team xx

  5. Beautiful Christmas card, Monica - I loved reading about your process! Love the vellum nativity scene in the sky. Welcome to the CGE team!

  6. Lovely Christmas scene. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  7. Your background is gorgeous. Just perfect for that super image.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  8. This is wonderful and so lovely
    Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonne
    Hugs Anja

  9. This card is wonderful, I love its intense colors