Life can get really busy! The next thing you know Christmas is 28 days away and your idea of making handmade Christmas cards for all your relatives and friends is slowly becoming just that – an idea. So what do you do? I am in that dilemma.
Given that I have a lot of catching up to do, I challenged myself into making a Christmas watercolor card in minutes! I wanted to make a card that looked like I spent hours making them! And this is what I thought of – inspired by a class by Debbie Hughes that I took a year ago on http://www.onlinecardclasses.com.
These are the materials you will need:
1) Waterbased markers
2) Watercolor paper cut down to a card size
3) Acrylic Stamp Blocks
4) Spray bottle with water
5) Watercolor brush
6) Ink pad for the sentiment
7) Leaf cluster, holly and a large sentiment stamp
For this process, I decided to make a short video. By the way, this is my first ever cardmaking video so I hope you like it 😊
Here is a photo of all 10 cards I made in about about 40 minutes!
The stamps I used for these card designs are from WPLUS9 called Winter Greenery. It’s a lovely set and its so versatile! If you are interested in this set, you can purchase it here.
Now that I have a lot of watercolored cards, I can take some time in embellishing them. You can just leave them as is, cut them down and matte them just like this:
Or you can embellished them by highlighting the images with colored pencils, adding sequins and rose gold embossing powder:
For the card above, I just simply rough sketched details in colored pencils. Next, I sprinkled water over the card, added rose gold embossing and heat set it. Finally, I added sequins here and there to finish it off.
Heres are close ups of the card.
I encourage you to challenge yourself like I did and have fun in the process!
‘Til next time!