Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Repeated Stamping Full Watercolor Holiday Cards + Have an Ice Day!

Brrrrr. I don't know about where you are, but where I am, it has been getting cooold out! For this summer-loving girl, at least. ;) And the cold weather has reminded me that soon, it's going to be Christmas! Which means... it's time to get started on those holiday cards! Because come December, there never seem to be enough holiday cards around for everyone and it's better to get started early!!

It's Michelle here and for today's video tutorial, I decided to stick to a really simple technique that I love doing, especially for smaller images - repeated stamping to create a background that looks almost like patterned paper. I really like the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps because there are a ton of holiday-themed images and they are all the perfect size for repeated stamping!

For today's cards, I decided to color in my images with Zig Clean Color brush pens (plus Distress Markers just for a few colors I didn't have Zig markers for). You can use any water-based media you have to create a similar look, or you could go for a different look with any other coloring medium you choose.  Have fun with it and use what you have! :)

Here's the video to see it all in action:

  If you liked this repeated stamping technique, here's a card where I did this to create a tone on tone background, and another where I used this technique and colored with Copic markers. 

Hello! Dana here with card featuring the cute little snowman from Mistletoe Kisses stamp set! I paired it with a sentiment from Waddle Pals.

Hi everyone it's Holly here with a fun new card for you using Waddle Pals. This snowy card if perfect for me today.. we got hit with snow yesterday where I live. I didn't see any penguins out there playing in it though. I used some embossing paste and a stencils to create the snow and colored the penguins in with Copics. 

Hi everyone. Lexa here with a vintage look Christmas card. I gold embossed the flower from Mistletoe Kisses then watercolored them. The sentiment is also come from the same set. I choose red and mint instead of green for this card. Hope you like it!

Hi all!  Angel here with a card using an image and sentiment from Waddle Pals.  I paired it up with an image from the FREE when you spend $40 Chilly set.

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1 comment:

Shelly said...

These are beautiful!!