Watercolor Christmas Cards

Watercolor Christmas Cards

Watercoloring! It’s fun as a kid, but have you tried it as an adult? You’ve gotta try it. It has been my go-to craft lately. I love to watch the colors hit the water and spread out. Watching videos of that is relaxing. I didn’t know if I would be able to pull it off the way I’ve seen it done, but apparently it’s super easy.

I also realized how easy it is to make cards with watercolor verses other stamp coloring methods (markers, colored pencils, and distress inks).

This DIY will help slow your mind down before the holidays. I hope you can enjoy the art of watercoloring today.

Alright are you ready?        (To watch the video click here)

  1. On watercolor paper, stamp your image using an embossing ink. You could use black ink but I like using the embossed look to make the stamp stand out more when it is painted over. Also, I tried using a powder pouch to absorb moisture and help get a crisper image to emboss, but it actually didn’t help. I don’t recommend that product on watercolor paper.
  2. Pour embossing powder onto the stamped image. Shake off excess.
  3. Heat up with a heat gun until the powder melts. Allow a few seconds for the embossed image to cool down.
  4. Paint as desired and let the water dry. To speed up this process, use the heat gun for a few seconds.
  5. Cut out the image and the background paper, making the background paper larger to create a nice layered look.
  6. Tape these two pieces of paper together (add twine if for extra detail) then tape them to the card base.

And voila! You’re done.

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Supplies and Links:

Watercolor paint– I use the cheapest kind and it works great but I am looking forward to upgrading to nicer stuff soon

Watercolor Paper

Card base-These make it much easier to make cards. They are scored for easy folding and come with envelopes

Snowmen stamp, Snowman with heart stamp is called Flight of Fancy from PrintWorksCollection.com , and the one I thought was a penguin is called Owl Tree from Stampendous

Glitter Paper

Blue Cardstock

Paper Trimmer

Twine – click this link Doodle Twine Assortment Pack 60yds-Bright

Embossing Powder

Versa Mark Embossing Ink

Heat Gun

 

 

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2 Thoughts to “Watercolor Christmas Cards”

  1. What a great idea, these are so cute!

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