Merry Merry Christmas (HLS – Watercolour)

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with a card for HLS Watercolour Challenge for December 2019 with the optional twist of CHRISTMAS!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

My Christmas card is very simple, but I just love the effects.

To begin the top quarter of my card front was masked off using post-it notes.

Then using one of my original old wood block stamps, I started colouring the holly image with Distress Markers before giving it a light mist with water mixed with Perfect Pearls (for a little shine), and stamping it on the card.

This was continued until the panel was covered.

When it was dry, the masking tape was carefully removed.

The sentiment from the SSS Christmas stamp set was used as a border to finish the panel.  I worked from the apex of the triangle to ensure the words fitted evenly. They were stamped using Brilliance Lightning Black Ink, which again gave a little sparkle. I felt the small heart from the same set just finished it off.

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Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day




AAA Cards CAS Game #154 – Made in Minutes + Optional Twist Ink Blending

Less is More Challenge #409 – Pick A Triangle

Time Out Challenge #149

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Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes




Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

29 thoughts on “Merry Merry Christmas (HLS – Watercolour)”

  1. wonderful design and fabulous masking to create this triangle section. The water colouring is so arty with the spritz method and love the way you placed the sentiment. Thanks for joining Time Out


  2. Love the splashy watery look of the leaves. And I had to take a second look as at first this design looked just like an envelope! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.


  3. What a beautiful card…just love your clever idea for stamping just the triangle. So clever! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!


  4. Very cute CAS design. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Divas. Just one question though, I have must miss the info, but did you use a die cut machine in any way when producing this card?


  5. Simply delightful, but I don’t think you used a die cut anywhere on this card. Please do join in future challenges, but remember All cards / projects must be made using at least one die cut or embossing folder. You can use any die cut machines, including Silhouette and Cricut machines.


  6. What a lovely card, I love these holly images with the watercolour treatment. At Less is More we have a maximum limit of 5 combined challenges including ours, and on this occasion it appears you’ve succeeded this. Thanks you so much for joining in with our challenge and please do join us again, Anita x


  7. What a beauty! And I think this technique is one of the quickest with the most lovely watercoloured effect. I adore the way you placed the sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards. Hugs ~ Ishani.


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