So, I fibbed to you all. I promised to get working on some of my crafty gift making. However, I had a little time at the end of my weekend to myself. I decided to use that time for a little crafty expression of joy. In this case, that amounted to using my new-to-me Avery Elle Comfort and Joy stamp set. This sentiment stampe has just the right mix of elegant and simple text to use for Christmas cards. However, it was watercoloring that I wanted to focus on so I simply white embossed the sentiment onto a piece of watercolor paper.
Some of the card fronts were created with Brusho's watercolor crystals and others were made with my Mission Gold watercolors. I can't tell you which I like better - they all turned out!
The kraft paper die cut stars were made using my SSS Holiday Shapes dies. They work really well to keep the design simple (I didn't have a lot of time to myself) so that I could focus on the watercoloring which I find calming.
On the inside, a simple white embossed sentiment using my Concord and 9th Holy Night stamp set. I think they go well together and I really like my tiny A2 sized Christmas greetings. They are a little out of my comfort zone making it a wonderfully re-energizing time to myself.
I'd like to encourage all of you out there during this busy season to take a little time to recharge yourself for the efforts that lay ahead of us all. Enjoy the season - it's meant to be on of both comfort and joy!