Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp BlogToday’s episode is all about watercolor! I’ve always been a fan of dark, bold colors so to create the card I’m sharing in this video I picked my favorite Lunar Blue and Indigo colors from Daniel Smith and watercolored a background.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I used Stained Glass Greetings stamp set from the latest release from Simon Says Stamp To create a sentiment for this card – “Wishing You Love, Peace & Joy at Christmas”. I heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

Next, I pulled out my watercolors (I used colors you can find in my exclusive Daniel Smith Yana’s watercolor palette) and watercolored a night sky. Be sure to watch my video tutorial to see the process from start to finish.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

I also added lots of pearlescent splatter onto the background mimicking snow. I used my Finetec watercolors for this and also later added a lot of white dots onto the upper part of the card using a white gel pen.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

Once my coloring was done I heat embossed several pine branches from the Holiday Boughs stamp set from WPlus9 at the bottom part of my card. You can go all the way around your sentiment and frame it with these heat embossed branches or you can also stamp branches in black ink for a silhouette look.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Night in Watercolors. Video

I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 ¼” and foam mounted onto an A2 side folding card. While this card took quite a bit of time to make (the watercolor process took about an hour) I had a blast making.

I hope you’ll 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!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
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WPlus9 Holiday Boughs Stamp Set
WPlus9 Holiday Boughs Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Set Watercolor Palette
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Daniel Smith Cobalt Teal Blue 5ml
Daniel Smith Cobalt Teal Blue 5ml
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Daniel Smith Duochrome Oceanic
Daniel Smith Duochrome Oceanic
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Daniel Smith Ultramarine Turquoise
Daniel Smith Ultramarine Turquoise
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Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
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Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
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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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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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9 Comments

    1. I love watching the process to creating this background. Thank you, Yana, for sharing how you moved from what you called a ‘hot mess’ to the final gorgeous card. I appreciate the tip that sometimes it is the little things, like the snow in this instance, that pulls it all together!

    1. So true about the Arches, there is no going back and even beginners should use it because they will have more success. This is also true of fine watercolors like Daniel Smith. Yes, they are expensive but if anyone is serious about developing their watercolor skills they will immediately see the difference.

      Your card is lovely and I enjoyed the video. I am most impressed by your white heat embossing–with this I have had no luck!

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