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. Those snow dudes are cute! Been getting the itch to make Christmas cards (my favorite to make). Thanks, Yana.

    1. Great card and your backboard turned out beautiful!!

    1. Beautiful watercoloring of these fun, quirky snowmen. Love the hanging lights!

    1. I forwarded the link for blog hop to an Internet friend, Gail, of I Like Paper. Not sure if this counts for an extra comment entry.
      Melissa
      “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    1. I cannot express how much I love this card! I adore snow people to begin with but the design and coloring of the card are pure perfection!

    1. Those snowmen are SO cute. One looks like he wants a hug and the other looks annoyed. You got a lot out of this adorable set!

    1. Wow, your card is so stinkin’ adorable! Love the snowmen.
      Love the whole design. Your coloring is Awesome.

    1. This one is my favourite. So much fun on your card, these dudes always make me smile

    1. Hi Yana, How fun that you are here with such an adorable card! The snowdudes are so cute and the ornaments with the red glaze are so eye-catching! Love yur watercoloring!

    1. Such an adorable card Yana! I think these are such cute snowmen!

    1. This card is absolutely delightful. The images and various embellishments just shout Christmas. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Yana, as usual you make the perfect card, love the snowmen they look so stylish.
      Di

    1. Adorable! Love the Wavy Wishes sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

    1. Yana, this card is simply adorable! The design, the colors – just everything about it.

    1. I’m not familiar with PS, so thanks for sharing. These are adorable snowguys.

    1. Your card is very pretty! Those snowmen are quite the swanky dudes indeed!

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