I stamped the reindeer image repeatedly across watercolor cardstock and embossed them with gold powder. Then I blended on some brown Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut stain using new to me blending brushes from Picket Fence Studios.
I had planned to keep this simple and just add some flicks of water, but I felt like the reindeer were getting lost - rather the gold embossing was getting lost, so I tried to fix it! I started by using some clean water and a brush and coloring over the images and using a paper towel to lift up the water. This lightens the area and makes it stand out from the background. For some added definition I used some dark brown watercolor to outline each reindeer.
I used a die from Concord & 9th and added some Versamark to the bottom of the die with some gold embossing for a dipped die cut look. Check out the video below for more information!