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Watercolored Christmas Card

Posted by Sarmin Lancaster on

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful day and a even better week. I have been feeling very “artsy” lately and really wanted to play more with my version of water color. Which simply means using Tim Holtz water color paper, Maymay’s Moms beautiful stamp set, oxide reinkers and Nuvo aqua brush to play and have fun. I had a blast creating this card and I truly hope you all will give this a try! 

I simply used the water color paper and applied a few drops of two colors of oxide reinkers (make sure you shake those reinkers well!). Then I took the aqua brush to apply some water and coat the whole paper with the ink.

Once I had completely dried the watercolor cardstock, I then used the angel image from the stamp set Sleighrides and heat embossed that along with the sentiment “Merry Christmas”

to create the moon in my night sky scene, I simply used my aquabrush and puddled a circle of water and picked up the extra water with a dry cloth. I did the same with stars but used drops of water instead of puddles.

To create another layer of dimension for the stars, I used the unibal gel pen and put dots to show brighter stars. 

I also wanted to create a bright halo around the moon and angel. To do this, I took the oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and dabbed some on the moon and around the angel. Since the embossed part resisted any ink, I was able to wipe off the excess ink from the angel and the sentiment easily. 

I wanted the main focus of this card to be the watercolor artwork. So to finish to card, I simply popped it up using dimensionals onto a card base and that completes the card. 

I am having so much fun playing with my version of water coloring. I hope you give it a try and have a blast as well! 

Supplies Used

Neenah Cardstock 

Sleighrides stamp set

Nuvo Aqua Brush

Oxide inks

Unibal Gel Pen

Tim Holtz watercolor Cardstock


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  • Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    Michelle on
  • Beautiful card!

    Linda Hott on

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