Wednesday 20 December 2017

A Few More Beautiful Watercolour Christmas Cards

Another four watercolour panels made into Christmas cards for you to look at. All quick and easy from my panel collection. This first one was a loose watercolour using Tim Holtz Distress Ink blue and lots of water on the panel. Added the paint to a piece of acetate and sprayed with water then just squished onto the watercolour paper. Kept adding bits here and there till I was happy. Drying in-between additions. 

I have  used a new stamp from  Stamplorations  (I absolutely love this set)- comes in a set of 3 reindeer, a set of antlers and a few sentiments and embosses beautifully. Silver embossed on this piece of watercolour paper.

I then used the small Pretty Pink Posh frame die to cut a frame around the reindeer
image but then places the piece back together again and added to a layer of yellow fun foam
to lift slight from the front of the card.

Easy pretty looking card.

This next card was done with a mix of very pale pink and flesh colour zigs and water .

It is a very soft looking card and looks really pretty. I ended up adding a very light amount of gold paint that I added lots of water to before adding to the card here and there just to add some contrast.

I have heat embossed with gold embossing powder and the stamp set is from Mama Elephant
and comes with lots of wonderful little sentiments to add to the inside of the card that are relevant to the sentiment for the front.

I love the two doves that come with this stamp set as well and they are separate so you can decide where you want them placed. This time I have used the large rectangle frame die cut from Pretty Pink Posh (I have added the link to the blog today as the shop is closed for the holidays and there is no link at this time)

Here is I have used a Penny Black Stamp again (love this one) from a set 
Isn't this fabulous.

Anyway as you can see here this is the acrylic block technique again using Zig inks pink, orange and yellow and a spray of water. I Added colour twice to the block and then squirted water onto the paper to move the colour around and dried as I worked to get a nice controlled look.

Gold heat embossed, small rectangle die Frame  then put back together. Added a layer of gold glitter paper to a layer of pink fun foam  and attached to the card front at an angle then attached the watercoloured panel at a different angle. 

This last watercolour panel is Distress Ink Oxides, my favourites at this time. I do love the colours and the texture and feel of chalkiness and look of the colours together when flicked, sprayed with water, dried, wet again, colours added, cross coloured just looks wonderful.

Gold heat embossed. Looks really wonderful but not showing up so well here in the photo.
Die cut (sorry cant think of die used at this time)

Added flat to card base. Very bright, flat easy to post, easy to put together.

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.



Peace on Earth card

Sending you Christmas Cheer

Merry Christmas bright Orange and Pink card


Sending you Christmas Cheer


lostinpaper said...

These are all so incredible, but not as beautiful as the sweet Penny Black girl that I received in my mailbox recently, thank you so much my friend. A Big Merry Christmas to you and yours x

SusanLotus said...

A set of lovely cards!

Amanda said...

Wow these are relatively simple but oh so stunning at the same time!Very well done! Thanks for joining us this week at UYS! Amanda - DT

Anonymous said...

Wow, Aileen! They are all just fabulous!! I love those soft colors you've chosen - and frankly, I can't seem to choose my favorite among them - they are all just so good!! :)
hugs, Ashwini

Mimi said...

Oh, all very beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for our Gah! PINK! challenge.

Kim Heggins said...

These are just many wonderful Christmas cards!

I Card Everyone said...

All are most definitely beautiful, Aileen! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, sweet friend!

Cara said...

Just beautiful. You rock the gold embossing x

Viv said...

Wow! what amazing water colour creations here Aileen. I love them all equally and all so diffeent too...and so classy.Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas also ;)hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

Beautiful array of Christmas cards Aileen! LOVE the blue watercoloured background with that fantastic heat embossed deer. And cards with the mix of brights (yellow, orange, pink) with the gold heat embossed large sentiments are gorgeous! xx

Marilyn said...

Wow, you have been busy. Your cards are gorgeous and whoever is the recipient is going to be thrilled.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

Gorgeous watercolour Christmas cards!
Thanks for going PINK with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Ardyth said...

Love these watercolour backgrounds and how you've used them simply, but with so much impact! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV! Merry Christmas!

Chris Dring said...

Wow! All of these cards are gorgeous!! Love the watercolor backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Annette said...

I've been having a little meander around your blog. I really love these watercolour backgrounds, they're unique and so beautiful. I also happened by your other blog, about your parents, and was so very sad to read what you've written there. It must be so difficult for you to see them both slipping away and that your final memories with them will be with 'someone else' who just look like them. It's so cruel of nature, as you say. I wish you all the best Aileen, and thank you for your lovely comments on my own blog. They are very much appreciated. All the best. xx