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7 DIY Watercolor Christmas Cards

'Tis the Season to Get Crafty!

Can you believe just how close we are to Christmas already? It's time to get those Christmas cards ready to send out! We've collected an array of handmade watercolor Christmas cards to help inspire your crafting. Whether you're looking to expand your card making style and try out some easy watercolor Christmas card ideas, or you already love watercolors and are just looking for tips and inspiration, then these cards are just what you need!

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1. Shedding Light On Homemade Watercolor Christmas Cards

The lights and colors of Christmas decorations are so joyful! I love how Norine uses watercolor in this card to capture the feel of colorful glows reflecting on the Christmas tree. 


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Norine created this lovely card with the String of Lights stamp set and some skillful watercoloring. This card largely shows off the beautiful freehanded blending that one can accomplish with watercolors, but Norine also used embossing powder to help with some detailed work in the light bulbs. By embossing the stamped image, she was able to easily corral the watercolor in order to create a more intense color in the light bulbs themselves. She finished the card off with the sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed it as well.

Want to read more about Norine's cards? Then check out this one and more over on Norine's Blog. And to see more from the rest of our designers, keep reading below!

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Five Handmade Christmas Tree Cards to Make

When I was a child, my mother always told me that the reason we used evergreen trees as Christmas trees was because their year-round greenery is a symbol of hope and life even at the darkest of times. I've always loved the evergreen trees for this reason, and I'm excited to share some of our newest pine tree projects alongside a few classics! The Winter Pine Tree Stamps and Dies are designed to fit into your winter and Christmas cards of all types, so if you've been looking for different ways to make Christmas tree cards, you're in the right spot!

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1. Stand Out With Your Homemade Christmas Tree Cards

Shana created these trees of varying shades of green and grey. Don't you just love how the green tree pops against the brown and grey?

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The warm wishes Shana's sending are sure to make the recipient feel warm and fuzzy. Want to make a similar card? You can layer and create a gradient with distress oxide inks using an acrylic block as a pallet from which to ink your stamps.

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14 Stamped Lotus Flower Cards and Project Ideas

Did you know lotus flowers come in many different colors and are often multi-hued? I used to think of them as having very light-colored centers with delicate-pink flower tips. But when we started thinking about adding a lotus to our Greenhouse Society Collection of flower stamps and dies, we did some research. Now I know you can use nearly any color to create life-like stamped lotus flower projects. Here are 14 stamped lotus cards showing some amazing ways to use this month's Lotus stamps and matching dies!

Plus don't miss Julie's video tutorial featuring the Lotus Stamps and the Bubbles on the Border Dies!

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Clean and Simple Stamped Lotus Card...

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Handmade Sloth Gift Tag

Hello, all! Julie here with a tutorial from Allison Arbour. She's showing us how she made this adorable handmade gift tag using alcohol markers. Allison used both the Sloane and Slater the Sloths stamps and dies and the Hello Hollyhocks stamps and dies on her project.  I would never have imagined using this stamp sets together but it works really well for such a unique combination. I hope you enjoy seeing Allison's stamped sloth gift tag and her tutorial!

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Colored Pencil and Embossing on Dark Cardstock - Tutorial

Hello, it’s Julie, and today I have a new tutorial to share with you. I’m using a flower stamp, heat embossing, and colored pencils on dark cardstock. For this project, I'm using the Hello Hollyhocks stamp set, which works beautifully with these heat embossing and colored pencil techniques. These techniques would also be great with any of the flower and nature stamps from the Greenhouse Society Collection.

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3 Stamped Watercolor Greeting Cards - Tutorials

Hello again! Today we have a tutorial for three beautiful, stamped, watercolor cards from Norine. She used the Hello Hollyhock stamps and dies. The watercoloring techniques she uses are simple but so gorgeous!

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Hello Technique Tuesday friends, Norine here, back with you today to share some cards that I made using the Hello Hollyhocks stamps and dies.

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Clean and Simple Coloring with Copic Markers - Tutorial

Hey there, we have a clean and simple tutorial today from Seeka. She's used Copic markers to color the stamped flowers and butterfly images from the Hello Hollyhocks stamp set. Super simple. Super clean. And the card Seeka made ends up being super sweet too!

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Hi there, it’s Seeka here and today I’m sharing an easy, clean and simple Copic-colored card using the beautiful Hollyhocks stamp set.

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See the August 2019 Stamps and Dies

Hello Friends of Technique Tuesday. We've been having such fun around TTWHQ (Technique Tuesday World Headquarters) playing with this month's new stamps and dies. Want to learn all about them? Watch this 2-minute video. Or keep reading to meet the new products and see some project pictures!

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August Sneak Peeks Day #3

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Like I said yesterday, it's been getting hot around here, which means I would love to get to go swimming this week. The Greenhouse Society stamp set and die this month are helping keep a cool frame of mind though, since it's the Lotus, a water flower.

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We have been having a wonderful time around here at TTHQ, playing with the Lotus. It includes the flower stamp, which has a large flower, a couple of buds and one large round leaf, along with some sweet phrases for many occasions. These will make lovely cards, and are great for coloring with all kinds of different media.

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If you're a member of the Greenhouse Society auto-ship program, these beautiful stamps and dies will be arriving in mid-August. 

If you aren't a member yet, you can pre-order the Lotus starting tomorrow morning. However, if you're someone who likes saving money (25% on the monthly product), getting access to exclusive, members-only sales, and free shipping on add-on orders, you should totally check out the details on the Greenhouse Society auto-ship program.

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Check in again tomorrow morning for the full release! We're pretty excited about these new stamps and dies, and can't wait to share them all with you.

See you then!

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Distress Ink Emboss Resist Technique

Julie here with a new tutorial from Yasmin! Today she is using the Blooming Branches stamps and dies to create a really cool, flowered background. The technique she is using is called emboss resist. I'm going to have to go make some cards of my own using this resist embossing technique!

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Hello Technique Tuesday Friends, Yasmin here! Today I'd like to share with you these two cards featuring the new Blooming Branches Stamp & Blooming Branches Crafting Die sets.

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