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Seasons Greetings


Hello everyone.  Greta here with a Christmas card that won’t need extra postage. Our challenge this month is to use watercoloring on your project.  I began by stamping & heat embossing the background in gold on watercolor paper.  Then I used a dark red watercolor paint with a wet brush using more paint at the top & more water moving down to create an ombre look.  I added a piece of vellum down the center with a stamped sentiment at the bottom.  The tree was also heat embossed in gold on another piece of watercolor paper brushed with the same paint.  I trimmed it very close, eliminating the stars.  The dots were colored with the paint nearly full strength & I added Stickles to the stars.  When everything dried I mounted it with foam tape & added gold dots at the top. Hope I’ve inspired you to join our challenge. You can use my discount code, GRETA15, to get 15% off a minimum $25 purchase in The Store.

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Supply List:
Highline Geometric Background
Designer Star Tree or you could use Sparkling Holidays ON SALE!
Merriest Christmas Wishes
Watercolor Paint or you could use Watercolor Wheel
Star Dust Stickles
Gold Metallic Decor or other gold embellishments like Enamel Gold Dots (the stickers I used are no longer available)
Versafine Onyx Black
Heavyweight Cardstock
Watercolor paper


Author: ggnurse

Retired nurse who loves to make cards living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my hubby & Standard Schnauzer puppy dog.

6 thoughts on “Seasons Greetings

  1. Greta, this is just stunning! I may have to try some of your techniques. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  2. love the colors you used – great design!

  3. What a wonderful card Greta — Love the gold and red combo and love how you added the Vellum Panel — Someone is going to LOVE finding this in their mailbox!

  4. Gorgeous card, Greta! I love that you gold embossed the background and tree…It’s so striking! I also love that you chose red as your alternate color and how you created an ombre’ effect on this card! Really beautiful card!

  5. love all the elements together–the paint, the vellum, the embossing–so beautiful!

  6. Beautiful card Greta! Love the ombre effect with the gold embossing!

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