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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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Spring Cards & Garden Scrapbook Projects

Hi Crafty Friends! This is Toph and this is my very first blog post here at Technique Tuesday. I am so excited to share my garden scrapbook page with you. And some of my favorite spring card ideas from our creative team!

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My Garden Scrapbook Layout

Drive southeast from Portland on Highway 224, and you'll see a little yellow farmhouse sitting across from the Barton store. Every time I drive that road it takes me back to simpler times. In the 90s, this little farmhouse was nestled into acres of bright petunias, foxgloves, sunflowers, and zinnias. This was my kingdom, and I ran through it barefoot and wild.

The garden was one of my dad’s passions. I wish I could say I picked up his gardening skills, but I can barely keep houseplants alive. Instead of growing flowers of my own, I make handmade spring cards and scrapbook pages about gardening to capture my fond memories of these times gone by.

Example of simple scrapbook ideas. Three photos of Toph as a child are arranged on a green and yellow background. The sentiment stamps Remember your Roots and Cultivate a good life are used in this spring scrapbook layout

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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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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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Cards Featuring the Blooming Branches Stamp Set

Hello! Julie here again. Today Norine is sharing two gorgeous cards she made using the Blooming Branch Stamp Set Blooming Branch Crafting Dies. (These flowering branches stamps and dies are part of our Greenhouse Society Collection.) I love the muted theme she has going on her cards!

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Hello TT friends! Norine here with you again today, with a couple of cards I made using the Blooming Branch stamp and die set!

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