Today I bring you…easy breezy watercolor cards – for fall and Christmas! After the response to my video Playing with Color, I thought I’d do it again, with slightly different colors, and provide a little more inspiration!
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It’s the beautiful stamps from Colorado Craft Company came out with earlier this month – Holly & Berries, Oak Leaves & Acorns, and Pine Branch & Pinecones. Big beautiful shapes with thick lines are perfect for loose, splashy watercolor!
Watch the video below or click HERE to view on YouTube.
The fall cards were made from a 6″ x 9″ piece of watercolor paper, stamped all-over, sprayed with water, then with a little color added in here and there. The panels are cut down for strips on four cards – then the twine tied around the panel and knotted where the sentiment tag will be. (Note: do that before adhering, I kinda goofed that part!
For Christmas cards, I stamped the images in Versafine Onyx Black, then just got busy SPLASHING! I trimmed the panels, stamped and embossed the sentiments, and put them all together. Easy peasy!
I hope you’ll try something like this — let me know if you find them to be easy breezy watercolor cards too!
- Stamps by Colorado Craft Company Clear Stamps:
Holly & Berries
Oak Leaves & Acorns
Pine Branch & Pinecones
Tea Dye, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
VersaMark Ink Pad
Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Arches
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes:
Short Round 12
Short Round 8
Mister – 2 oz., Ranger Inkssentials
Ampersand Hardbord, Flat 9×12
Precision 5 Inch Scissors, EK Success
Scotch foam dimensional tape
- DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors
Aussie Red Gold
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator, EK Success
Detail White, Hero Arts Embossing Powder
Embossing Gun, Hero Arts