PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

Hello friends! Welcome back for another episode from my monthly video tutorial for Papertrey Ink from the “In The Studio with Yana” video series. I am sharing video tutorials for Papertrey Ink on the 24th of each month on their blog and later repost them here, on my blog; this is my 7th video, you can catch previous episodes here.

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

In this month episode I’d like to encourage you to pull out your PTI ink pads and try your hand at watercoloring easy backgrounds for Christmas cards. The cards I’m sharing today are much easier to make than they look, trust me!

I started working on these by heat embossing snowflakes from the Silver White Winters stamp set in White and Gold embossing powders onto Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper. You can also try using Silver embossing powder for this card design – I bet it would look just stunning!

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

Next, I picked a few colors of my PTI ink pads and water-swatched them on the same Arches Hot Pressed Paper to be able to see how how a particular color would look on my paper. I picked Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo and True Black. While I didn’t use Black on its own I mixed it with the other colors to get a darker shade.

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

Be sure to watch my video tutorial above to see the watercolor process in detail as well as to learn tips and tricks. Once my coloring was done I added a generous amount of white and gold pearlescent splatter to create a “beautiful mess”.

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

I trimmed my watercolor backgrounds to 4 x 5 ¼ “ and foam mounted onto an A2 side folding card bases. I also heat embossed “Season’s Greetings” in white embossing powder onto Pure Poppy cardstock and foam mounted onto the cards.

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

Finally, I embellished my projects using Gold & White confetti.

While the white snowflake card looks much better on the photographs, I personally prefer the one with gold snowflakes as they look much more festive in real life. Which card do you like best? Share below!

PTI | Christmas Watercolor with PTI Dye Ink Pads. Video

Even if you don’t have watercolors in your stash I’d like to encourage you to pull out your PTI inks and stamps, get some high quality watercolor paper and give this idea a try!

Have fun stamping!

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!

PTI Silver White Winters Stamp Set
PTI Silver White Winters Stamp Set
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PTI Perfect Match Hawaiian Shores - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Hawaiian Shores – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Dark Indigo - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Dark Indigo – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match True Black - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match True Black – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Aqua Mist - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Aqua Mist – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Tropical Teal - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Tropical Teal – Inkpad
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Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Enchanted Evening - Inkpad
Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Enchanted Evening – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy Cardstock (24 Sheets)
PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy Cardstock (24 Sheets)
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PTI Stamper
PTI Stamper’s Select White Cardstock (40 Sheets)
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint
Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ

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8 Comments

    1. You ALWAYS inspire me. Your videos are always very easy to follow. I appreciate how you often give the reason for doing things the way you do. Your works are always beautiful. I am absolutely hooked on watercoloring, whether it be with paints or inks. I thought gardening was my relaxing go-to but now I have something to relax me in the dead of winter. Thanks for your great talent.

    1. I learned a lot from your video. I think I’m beginning to understand when to go wet to wet and when to go wet to dry on watercolor paper. Watching you watercolor the background helped me see how all that works and understand it a bit better. These look like simple and fun cards to make!! Thank you, Yana.

    1. Your cards are gorgeous ! I would never have thought to use my dye ink pads for a watercolor card but now I will surely try it !

    1. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions on your video. I think I can do it!

    1. A great instructional video (like the last one). I have to agree that one truly has to be patient to get a desired look working with watercolours. Beautiful cards (and I love how the bright red complements the card)!

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