Simon Says Stamp | Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints - Joy To The Words Pencil & Watercolor card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints. Video + Cyber Sunday Blog Hop

Hello friends and happy Cyber Sunday! I’m super excited to join Simon Says Stamp for their blog hop celebrating the release of brand-new Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints! Scroll down to see a video tutorial showing how I colored one of the cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints - Joy To The Words Pencil & Watercolor card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #cardmaking

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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

Susy’s watercolor prints, as the name suggests, are printed on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper, but this doesn’t mean they can’t be colored using other mediums. I’ve been enjoying coloring with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils lately and so I used them to color this image.

Simon Says Stamp | Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints - Joy To The Words Pencil & Watercolor card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #cardmaking

I went with traditional Christmas colors for this card – reds, greens and browns and added a bit of gray to the white area on the stocking to create shadows. The background of this card is blue and I colored it with the help of my Daniel Smith watercolors – I used Indigo color and once my pencil coloring was done went around the colored piece and colored the background blue. I know not everyone is a fan of dramatic backgrounds like this one, so you can keep your piece with the white background or pick a less dark color.

Simon Says Stamp | Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints - Joy To The Words Pencil & Watercolor card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #cardmaking

My background color covered the sentiment printed on this card so I create a different one – Joy To The World and white heat embossed it onto red cardstock. I cut int into a little banner and foam mounted onto my colored piece which I adhered onto an A2 side folding card base.

Simon Says Stamp | Suzy’s Classical Christmas Watercolor Prints - Joy To The Words Pencil & Watercolor card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #cardmaking

I also embellished my card using Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh – simply scattered them here and there on the card.

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89 Comments

    1. This card is absolutely gorgeous! On a scale of one to ten I rate it eleven!!

    1. Wow – so pretty! I’ve been thinking about these pencils … you’ve convinced me to try them for sure!

    1. Lovely coloring! I’m so glad you are loving your pencils. I am a prisma pencil girl, and I love mine. They really dont take too long to color with.. its just not as fast as marker colorers are used to. Beautiful card!

    1. Yana, I love these Suzy’s watercolor prints, I have purchased them often and they are wonderful. I adore your card, the colors are so deep and beautiful and thanks for including that video. I always look forward to your blog post every day. Have a great weekend.

    1. WOW! Love how you did the background and the total design came out fabulous.

    1. Wow! You got all that intense color from pencils? I am amazed!
      I love, love, love the background!?!

    1. Thank You I have learned so much from this video …. the background was steller…

    1. Wow Yana this is sooo beautiful I do really like this card. You are amazing at what you do.

    1. Wow! What a beautiful card. I love the dark background and the red just makes it pop! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Stunning card, love the color choices. Great pencil coloring tips for me to try.

    1. What a great background! It really makes those reds, greens and white take center stage. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I love the little stocking stuffed
      with goodies.
      The coloring is wonderful.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. I really like the idea of coloring/painting these cards and making unique cards to send out – your card was so festive and happy! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. My favorite card!!Stunning, Beautiful, and Amazing!!
      Beautifully done!

    1. Hi, Yana. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your taking the time and $$ to share your talents with your fans. Your artwork is outstanding on this card, just striking!

    1. Wonderful job, love the card and the way you colored them. Thanks for sharing all your work with us.

    1. The intensity of the colored pencils and their crisp lines really stand out in this cart! It’s absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your technique.

    1. Wow Yana, now that is a real gem of a Christmas card. Beautifully done!

    1. I love that you used pencils to do your coloring. Your card turned out so vibrant! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    1. Gorgeous card! A suggestion for you…when I want to color a dark background after I am done with the focal image & am afraid that I might lose some of my lighter colored details, I cover those particular details using a Versamark pen or even a Quickie glue pen & heat emboss either in matte clear powder or regular clear powder. That protects that lighter color underneath, since the embossing resists the darker watercolor background. That obviously doesn’t work with Copic unless you want to ruin your tips, but it works great with a watercolored background!

    1. I would never have the courage to do a dark background after all else had been colored and not masked. You did a beautiful job of it.

    1. Glad that you showed a medium other than watercolours. Thanks for the technique video.

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