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Simple Watercolor Trees with the Sketched Holiday Stamp Set

Simple Watercolor Trees with the Sketched Holiday Stamp Set

Do you make all your own Christmas cards each year? I do! I have a small group of family and friends that I mail my cards out to every year- probably about 10-15 cards in all. With such a manageable number of cards to make I tend to make each one different every year. Maybe if my mailing list grows I'll start to do an assembly-line style of cards but for now this is working for me! Here's one of my Christmas cards this year:

Christmas card with stamped and watercolored Christmas trees.

The trees on this card are from the Sketched Holiday stamp set. I used the little twig stamp as the trunks and branches and embossed them with red embossing powder. Then, over the top of the trees I loosely watercolored on some green to give the impression that they are evergreens. I love finding creative and out-of-the-box uses for our stamp sets! 


After my trees were dry, I took some light blue Distress Ink and inked up the edges of the sky. I also added in some light purple to give it a crisp, wintry feel. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white using the Holiday Sentiments stamp set

Christmas card with stamped and watercolored Christmas trees.

I wanted to add a little something more to this scene yet to make it really feel like winter, so I took a piece of vellum, ripped it lengthwise, and embossed just the top edge of it to make it look like a snowbank in front of the trees. I did my best to hide my adhesive along the edges and behind the embossing, since sometimes it can be difficult to hide adhesive behind vellum without it showing through. 

For the finishing touch I added a little red bow beneath the sentiment, and then a few sequins to the sky to make it look like snowflakes. It's a pretty easy card that came together quickly! The long 4x9 card base from Canvas Corp Brands works so well with building this kind of scene, too!

Here's the process video I took of this card:


Thanks for stopping by to check out today's card! I hope I gave you some more inspiration for the Brutus Monroe Christmas stamp sets. There's so many different ways you can use stamps to "Create Your Own Ending"!

Until next week,
Marie Nicole


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jean marmo - November 2, 2016

SO cooL!

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