Watercoloring a Sweet Little Christmas Card

I am so excited to finally be sharing some new projects with you again here on my blog.  I have had a number of projects that were waiting for photos to be taken and I’ve finally gotten all the photos taken and edited so I can get back into the swing of things of sharing them with you!  Poor Nicholas (my 2 yr old son) has been kind of sick this last week (mostly in the middle of the night which is no fun for any of us!) so we’ve all been a bit sleep deprived and so the amount of time to get stuff done has been shortened by quite a bit.

But that makes me all the more thankful for my friend and downline, Tanya, who came over this weekend to craft and play!  I rarely get a concentrated chunk of time to just play with my stamps, but that is exactly what we did!  She even shared with me two-tone watercoloring on glossy paper.  Here is one of the cards I made as she was showing me:

I was using Greeting Card Kids (thanks for the loan, Katy!) and experimenting with shading.  Given that I’m NOT an artist by any means, I had no idea what I was doing, so I have to admit I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Smile

Here is a closer up view of my coloring job:


All we did was heat emboss our stamped image on a piece of Glossy White cardstock.  Then we used an aqua painter to color in the image starting with one color (the lighter shade) and then highlighting and blending over it with a darker shade of the same color.  The cool thing was that it dries looking more watercolor-y… you just have to be careful you don’t have pools of water/ink anywhere because those dry as a dark blob. Smile  I’ll let you guess how I know that one….

Then for the rest of the card I just used some scraps I had around my craft table to pull together a quick holiday card.  For some reason I’m really into torn edges right now so I just had to do that with my Festival of Prints dsp and then some Cherry Cobbler scallop dotted ribbon to accent my image.  Stick a gold brad in it and BAM! a faux bow!

So, I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card idea.

And remember… only 1 more week to get those Christmas cards in the mail!  Winking smile



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