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Xmas card: Watercolored snowflakes

watercoloured snowflakes


Another card technique that has been on my “to try” list — creating a background using some of the smaller stamps from a set and then loosely watercolouring over them.

Inspired by:

Any one of the large number of cards with loose watercoloured backgrounds that I have seen on Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram and the blogs I follow.


I marked off the strip where the sentiment would go and covered the background by stamping several of the smaller snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn “frosties” stamp set; the gaps were filled in with the tiny sparkle and the star from the “joy to the woods” set.

Then I painted loosely over the snowflakes in some different blues and over the stars in yellow.

Once the watercolour was dry I stamped the sentiment strip. Then I decided to add a bit of sparkle by using iridescent medium to cover the stars and for a fine shiny spatter over the whole panel.

I added narrow strips of silver glitter tape above and below the sentiment, mounted the panel onto a blue card base, and added some gems between the repeating sentiments as the final touch.


Day 7 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – frosties
    Lawn fawn – joy to the woods
  • inks:
    Ranger – archival – jet black
    Delicata – pigment ink – silvery shimmer
    Delicata – pigment ink – golden glitz
  • colour:
    Windsor & Newton Cotman watercolours – cerulean blue hue, cobalt blue hue, ultramarine, cadmium yellow hue
  • embellishments:
    Paperchase – glitter tape
    Kars – pearl adhesive stones – clear
  • paper and card:
    Tim Holtz – watercolour paper
    Craftwork Cards – pearl – kings blue
  • miscellaneous:
    Windsor & Newton – iridescent medium

30 day colouring challenge

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