Hero Arts | Season's Greetings Card with Watercolor Christmas Lights. Project by Yana Smakula. #stamping #heroarts #christmascard

Hero Arts | Season’s Greetings Card with Watercolor Christmas Lights

Hello friends! Today I have a simple Christmas card to share made using one of the new Bold Prints background stamps from Hero Arts. This is a very simple to make project and can be easily mass produced. If you aren’t into watercolor (the lights and the background have been both watercolored) you can easily use other coloring mediums such as markers or pencils (in fact, I just got another idea with stamp set!).

Hero Arts | Season's Greetings Card with Watercolor Christmas Lights. Project by Yana Smakula. #stamping #heroarts #christmascard

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my card by heat embossing Christmas Lights background onto Distress watercolor paper in Gold Embossing powder. Next, I used my watercolors and colored in each of the lights. I actually used just the dot chart, Hero Arts Daniel Smith dot chart and I had more than enough both red and blue for my coloring.

Hero Arts | Season's Greetings Card with Watercolor Christmas Lights. Project by Yana Smakula. #stamping #heroarts #christmascard

I trimmed my watercolor panel to 4 x 5 1/2″ and foam mounted onto an A2 top folding card. To create a sentiment for this card I used one of my most favorite stamps from this year – Script Seasons Greetings from Hero Arts and heat embossed it in white onto red cardstock. Nothing beats the look of white on red for the Holidays. I trimmed it into a banner and foam mounted onto my card.

Hero Arts | Season's Greetings Card with Watercolor Christmas Lights. Project by Yana Smakula. #stamping #heroarts #christmascard

To spice the background up a bit I used a glitter pen and added a generous amount of glitter onto each of the lights. Finally, I added a bit of gloss and dimension to each using Glossy Accents.

Hero Arts | Season's Greetings Card with Watercolor Christmas Lights. Project by Yana Smakula. #stamping #heroarts #christmascard

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!

Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Prints
Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Seasons Greetings Script Stamp
Hero Arts Seasons Greetings Script Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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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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Hero Arts Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Palette
Hero Arts Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Palette
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Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Schoolhouse Red
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Schoolhouse Red
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
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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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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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5 Comments

    1. I love this background stamp! I used the glow-in-the-dark Nuvo drops on the bulbs in one instance and was very happy with the result (although the colors in the range aren’t very Christmassy. You do have to “charge it” by putting it in very bright light for a while, and then take it into a dark place to see the effect, which fades after a while, until you “recharge it.”

    1. Beautiful card! I love this fabulous background stamp and wanted to buy it but it wasn’t in the budget. What do ya do! Love that you embossed with gold glitter. You watercoloured the little bulbs just beautifully and all the extra little details you took the time to do just adds so much to the finished result. LOVE IT!!!

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