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Easy colouring for Christmas cards

 One way to stretch your supplies is to use other florals to make a Christmas wreath. A secret tip to make this work is to use a classic Christmas colour combo of red, green and gold to take a normal floral and create a Christmas feel. What’s more, pair it with easy colouring to make a Christmas card and it can look like you have spent a lot of time painting a stunning wreath. 

Here, I’ve turned the It’s a New Day Floral stamp and die set into a Christmas wreath bursting off the page. Add a little gold splatter and Christmas sentiment and the recipient is none the wiser. 

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easy colouring for Christmas cards

Simple tips for easy colouring

Start off by heat embossing the It’s a New Day Floral stamp set in Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder onto Distress Watercolour cardstock. Do this twice so you have plenty of florals for the wreath. 

Next, colour these in with simple easy colouring. Drop clear watercolour the heat embossed images. To add colour, smoosh an ink pad down onto an acrylic block and pick up the colour to drop into the clear water. I’ve used Coral Cabana, Samba and Cranberry Fizz for the flowers and In The Park and Deck The Halls for the leaves.

Build up your colours

Start off with the lightest colours and build up the intensity and colour with the darker shades. This uses a wet on wet technique allowing the colours to move and blend for a natural watercolour painted look. 

After the images have dried, use the coordinating dies to cut the images out. Next, start adding them to a white card panel trimmed to 5.5 x 4″ in a circular pattern to create a wreath. Use different depths of foam pads for added dimension and interest. 

For the sentiment, foil with a Glimmer Machine a sentiment from the Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips set in gold foil. To finish the card off, add some gold paint splatters, and scatter some gold sequins around to embellish the wreath. 

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It's a New Day Floral Stamp set - PinkFresh Studio
It’s a New Day Floral Stamp set – PinkFresh Studio
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Its A New Day Die set - PinkFresh Studio
Its A New Day Die set – PinkFresh Studio
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In The Park Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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In The Park Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Deck the Halls Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Deck the Halls Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Deck the Halls Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Deck the Halls Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Coral Cabana Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Coral Cabana Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Coral Cabana Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Coral Cabana Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Samba Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Samba Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Samba Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Samba Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cranberry Fizz Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cranberry Fizz Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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Glimmer Hot Foil System - Spellbinders
Glimmer Hot Foil System – Spellbinders
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Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil & Die Set - Tis The Season Collection - Spellbinders
Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil

& Die Set – Tis The Season Collection – Spellbinders
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Metallic Gold Rich - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Distress Watercolor Cardstock - Ranger
Distress Watercolor Cardstock – Ranger
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive - Tonic Studios
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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