Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! I am excited to join Paper Smooches blog hop today showcasing goodies from their August 2017 release. More info about the hop and giveaway below.

I love Paper Smooches style, their quirky images always make me laugh! To create this card I used one of their older Swanky Snowdudes set and paired it with the new Wavy Wishes sentiment set (available July 31st).

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Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my card by stamping snowdudes and ornaments in black ink onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. I used my Daniel Smith watercolors and colored these using traditional red, green and white. To add shading to  white areas I used a hint of gray and colored just parts of the snowmen to add a bit of depth to these images.

Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

I cut my dudes out with scissors and die-cut ornaments using coordinating dies and set aside. To create a background for this card I blended Tumbled Glass Distress ink onto Distress watercolor panel and added droplets of water. After my panel had dried, I stamped “Merry Christmas” sentiment and foam mounted this panel onto an A2 top folding card base.

Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

I used foam adhesive and adhered my die cuts in place forming a scene. I also used a paintbrush and painted ornament strings.

Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Lastly, I coated each of the ornaments with Nuvo Glaze, this added some shine and gloss and made my ornaments appear dimensional.

Paper Smooches | Christmas in July! Merry Christmas Watercolor Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

HOP ALONG WITH US!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on July 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

Jill Hawkins
Karin Akesdotter
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Savannah O’ Gwynn
Teri Anderson
Yana Smakula – you are here!

GIVEAWAY!

To add extra fun to this blog hop Paper Smooches is offering up a prize! The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed above or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning: Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop; Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop; Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop; (which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog).

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!

Paper Smooches Wavy Wishes Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Wavy Wishes Stamp Set
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PS
Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes Stamp Set
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SSS | PS
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
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SSS | SC
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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SSS | SC | AZ
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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SSS | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 238-Dot Color Chart
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 238-Dot Color Chart
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AZ
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Sap Green
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Sap Green
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AZ | BL
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Graphite Gray
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Graphite Gray
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AZ | BL
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Quinacridone, Red
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Quinacridone, Red
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SSS | AZ | BL
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Essential Watercolor Set
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Essential Watercolor Set
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SSS
Daniel Smith Primary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
Daniel Smith Primary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
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SSS
Daniel Smith Secondary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
Daniel Smith Secondary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
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SSS
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 2 Round 300527
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 2 Round 300527
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SSS | BL
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 6 Round 300565
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 6 Round 300565
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SSS | BL
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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SSS

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97 Comments

    1. Such a cute Christmas card! Always love your work Yana :o)

    1. 1. Awww!!! I’m in love for your darling Xmas card, dear Yana!!! <3

    1. Cute snowmen and I love your attention to detail…. water droplets on the background as snow flakes, glossy accents on ornaments.

    1. Really love your card! It is so bright and holliday inspired! So awesome!

    1. Such a wonderful winter card. I love it! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

    1. I love Swanky Snowdudes and they look terrific with the new Wavy Wishes stamp set! Great job combining the two!

    1. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Stamp Set!! Snowmen are my FAVORITE!! The New Sentiments look AMAZING!! THANKS SO MICH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

    1. This is such a cute card. I love these little snowmen. Thanks for sharing

    1. I love the watercoloring on this great card! TFS! The snowmen are just so darn adorable. It’s great that you paired a new release with an older set to show the versatility!

    1. I love the new lettering but you really made it with those snowdudes!!

    1. Would sure love to receive this card in the mail! Happy, happy, happy!

    1. Super fun card! Sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.

    1. Such a cute card – great way to show off one of the new Wavy Sentiments!

    1. I love your card–I need to remember to use watercoloring on my cards more often! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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