Hello, good to see you again! Today is my first post using the lovely Christmas stamps by Colourific. The Peace & Joy stamp set has a lovely collection of baubles which I used for this card today. I created a beautiful soft watercolour Christmas card that takes no time to make. Christmas cards can be soft subtle and beautiful like this, they don’t always have to be red green and gold!
soft watercolour christmas card Process overview
To start off, stamp the baubles in clear versamark ink and heat emboss in metallic embossing powder. Alternatively, to get the foiled look like I have, either use Bonding powder from WOW! Embossing powders, or a sticky glue pad. Once these are heat set or dry, you can run this through a laminator or Minc machine with foil.
Next, using a selection of watercolours, colour in the baubles. The embossing powder or foil will resist the watercolour, so you just need to make sure you don’t go outside the bauble itself. When dry, fussy cut the baubles out and put to one side.
For the background, trim a piece of white card down 1/2 smaller than your card base – I went for a 6″ square card base. You can use watercolour paper, but I wanted a white card. As I wasn’t planning on using a lot of water, I just made sure I used a heavier weight white card. Apply some clear water to an area of the card panel and drop in colours for a lose watercolour background.
Foam mount the baubles onto the front, making sure you attach a small piece of thread to the back of them. Attach the other end of the thread to the top back of the card panel to give the illusion of hanging baubles. Lastly, I added a stamped sentiment from stamp set coming soon and embellished with a few platinum nuvo drops.
soft watercolour christmas card photos
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*this post was produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.