Watercolor Snowflakes

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I hope your week is going well. I’ve been getting a lot of crafting done, so I’m a happy camper.

Today I decided to play along with this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch. I love all of the dimension in this one little sketch!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with my watercolor background. I laid down four different colors of ink on watercolor paper and dried each color with the Heat Tool. First I laid down Island Indigo with my Aqua Painter; I wet the area I wanted to cover with the Aqua Painter, then added the ink. I have been neglecting this color, and it’s one of my very favorites! I’m so happy to use it again. After Island Indigo was dry, I wet an overlapping section of the paper, then covered it with Bermuda Bay. After I dried that, I did the same with Fresh Fig. Then I added Marina Mist around the edges, but then I covered most of the Marina Mist with more Island Indigo.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After my background was done, I stamped snowflakes from Tags & Trimmings and Snowflake Sentiments all over the background in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it in white. I added this to an Island Indigo card base.  I added the Silver Mini Sequin Trim using the Tombow glue. I cut two branches out of Whisper White cardstock with the Seasonal Layers thinlits. After I glued the right-hand ends down to the card, I covered the branches in Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the pictures, but the branches are very sparkly! I embossed the sentiment, from Christmas Pines, in white on Island Indigo cardstock, then trimmed it down and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. That is up on Dimensionals.

I thought the card needed just a little more, so I did a little watercolor lifting to get the droplets in the background, then added quite a few dots of Wink of Stella all over the background.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The inside sentiment is also from Christmas Pines, and I added Wink of Stella to the word “sparkle” so it… sparkles.

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