Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

Its STAMPtember! Watercolor Wash Christmas Card. Video + Blog Hop

Hello and welcome everyone, its STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp!

STAMPtember is probably the most highly anticipated event in the stamping world and I know I myself am always eagerly waiting for September to begin. And not only because of new products (which we all love), but also because of all the special collaborations.

I think STAMPtember is a great event to be a part of (and the most awesome thing is that anyone can be a part of it). I was chatting with one of my crafty friends the other day about STAMPtember and she said for her its the second most important and anticipated event after CHA show. Do you feel the same?

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

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The cards I am sharing today use a beautiful Merry Christmas sentiment, I love how how big this one is, perfect to use as a focal point on any Holiday project.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by heat embossing Merry Christmas using Antique Gold embossing powder 3 times onto a sheet of watercolor paper. I used my Misti to be able to perfectly alight the message every time. The reason I embossed it more than once is because I wanted to have a dimensional sentiment, I wanted to have more dimension than usual and also because since I was heat embossing this on watercolor paper I had little imperfections due to the texture in my paper.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

I also stamped a new dots & hearts background stamp onto my heat embossed panel and I used VersaMark Watermark ink pad. I didn’t emboss the background, but rather went for a watermark look that was revealed after I added my watercolor wash.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

I wanted to add something else to my card, so I stamped, colored and cut out an adorable toy bear and Santa’s hat and foam mounted it onto my card.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

I used Distress inks in Festive Berries and Candied Apple to create the watercolor wash on the card above; but traditional watercolors can also be used for this. The background on the card below (the one with the more intense red) was created using Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

The little bear, and he comes from Simon’s new Christmas Toys stamp set was watercolored using Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye distress inks. I also added a bit of clear glitter to his hat.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Merry Christmas Watercolor Wash Holiday Cards

SIMON’S DREAM CRAFT ROOM GIVEAWAY

Simon is having a fantastic dream craft room giveaway over on their blog. Who wouldn’t want to have a brand new craft room and new toys to play with? Visit Simon’s blog for details.

SIMON'S DREAM CRAFT ROOM GIVEAWAY

BLOG HOP

STAMPtember 600x264 Blog Hop

Hop along to find lots more creative inspiration!

If you arrived from Suzy Plantamura the next stop on this hop is Amy Rysavy. You can also start at the beginning on Simon Says Stamp Blog.

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

Check out additional inspiration from my blog using STAMPtember goodies!

Simon Says Stamp - Its Stamptember! Lawn Fawn Collaboration - Dachshund Through The Snow Card by Yana Smakula Its Stamptember! Gnome Sweet Gnome

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry Christmas
Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry Christmas
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Simon Says Cling Stamps Tiny Dots and Hearts
Simon Says Cling Stamps Tiny Dots and Hearts
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cats
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cats
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Christmas Toys
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Christmas Toys
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Toys Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Toys Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Toys
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Toys
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Schoolhouse Red
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Schoolhouse Red
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Versamarker Pen Watermark Emboss
Versamarker Pen Watermark Emboss
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Festive Berries
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Festive Berries
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
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May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tea Dye
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tea Dye
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Ranger Stickles Star Dust Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles Star Dust Glitter Glue
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260 Comments

    1. Fantastic water color wash on your card! I love how you used this technique to create your background…totally awesome! Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Absolutely gorgeous use of that gold embossing powder with the VersaMark pen. As always, great walk through tutorial 🙂

    1. That is so pretty! That water color wash is simple and easy and that is what makes it so awesome! Beautiful card!

    1. Your cards are so nice! No surprise there. That red wash behind the teddy bear is a great look. I also love the design and coloring on the gnome card!!

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