Thursday, November 30, 2017


Hello! How are you today? My name is Kathy Racoosin and I am super excited to be a guest today on the blog. I am a fangirl of everything Dawn and working with her beautiful illustrations (stamps) makes me so happy.

I have a card and a video plus a bonus card to share with you today using the Christmas Rose Bouquet stamp with some Zig watercolor markers. This beautiful stamp isn’t just a holiday stamp thought, with a little creativity, it can be used all year.

For the card on the left, I have a video sharing my process, the card on the right is my bonus card.

While traveling on The Coloring Challenge Road Trip and teaching my coloring tips, I have discovered that many people struggle with their Zig markers. You might not fall in that category, but hopefully you will pick up a tip or two. You can watch the video below to see my process while making this card.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

Once my watercoloring is dry I enjoy adding accents with a colored pencil,a white gel pen & a fine tip Sharpie marker. Sometimes the finished card calls for simplicity - no sequins or vellum...nothing. And I hope you agree.

My bonus card was colored with pencils on the airplane a month ago and I finished it up yesterday. I hope you can recognize the stamp set. Yes, it's the same one - Christmas Rose. By bringing the background into the petals and leaves you can reshape these areas.

If you look closely you will see little “rip” or nick in the petals and leaves. Super fun to doodle adding lines and elongated areas on the petals. I finished this card off with a strip of vellum stamped with a simple "hello" sentiment from the Kind Soul stamp set. To secure the vellum to my card, I it around my card and secured it to the back with tape.

If you are loving the Christmas Rose Bouquet stamp set as much as I am and don't have it just yet. Be sure to sign up on the product page to be notified by email as soon as it arrives. It is due back in stock on Monday Dec. 4th along with lots of other stamp sets!

Thank you for letting me share with you today. Wishing you all a great weekend, and I hope you find the magic of the season no matter what you celebrate!

Hugs, Kathy


  1. These really are gorgeous cards Kathy, the tears/nicks in the petals & leaves o your bonus card are so realistic. A Fantastic job on them both.

  2. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.


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