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Waffle Flower: Winter Holiday Cards using Watercolor Stamping

by May Park-

Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a few cards that I put together using Waffle Flower Crafts’s Feather More stamp set and Holiday Labels-Merry stamp set. Here is what I came up with:

DSC_4363_updatedMy inspiration came from Dawn’s fabulous cards showing easy way to incorporate watercolor into holiday cards. Then I wanted to make my own after watching her video tutorial. First I stamped the tiny feathers from Feather More stamp set in Distress Inks and then spritzed them with water. After drying the images, I heat embossed the feather using gold embossing powder. For the sentiment, I used Holiday Labels-Merry stamp set.

DSC_4411Here is a closeup of the card. As Dawn said, I was able to create some wonderful bleeds of color with very little effort. It wasn’t easy to watch my images getting messy, though. So I had to try several attempts until I was happy with the look.

DSC_4367_updatedFor some reason, I wanted to go outside of my comfort zone for my second card. Can you notice what I did? I spattered some ink using Heidi Swapp Color Shine around the front panel. I can’t believe I added a few ink splats on my card. As a CAS card maker, it was a big decision that needed lots of courage and confidence at the same time. Do you like how it turned out?

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 1.06.36 AMThis is a step-by-step tutorial on how I made my first card. 1)Stamp the tiny feather three times from Feather More stamp set in Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Festive Berries, and Peacock Feathers. 2)Spritz the stamped feathers with water using mini mister. 3)Heat emboss the feather using gold embossing powder. 4)Stamp the sentiment from Holiday Labels-Merry stamp set with watermark ink and heat emboss it using gold embossing powder. Finish off the card by mounting the panel onto the card base using foam tape.

DSC_4372You could tell that I’ve gone totally crazy on spattering inks after all. Once I found it’s interesting, I couldn’t leave any white spaces on my cards. Lol! But I definitely need more practice creating some clean(?) ink splatters. Any tips?

DSC_4389_updatedThat’s all I have for today. Hope you loved seeing my creations and got some inspiration to make your own holiday cards using watercolor stamping. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

unnamedBy the way, Waffle Flower Crafts have two Holiday Gift set bundles perfect for gifting to your crafty friends or adding to your own holiday wish list: The Die Bundle and The Gift Wrapping Bundle. You can read about what’s included in these bundles HERE.


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  2. Nicole Parmentier

    Awesome card May! I love your work!! So glad I found you…

    06 . Dec . 2014
  3. Leigh Penner

    Oh, this is gorgeous! I love it! Fabulous take on the sketch!

    04 . Dec . 2014
  4. geri

    LOVE those dreamy watercolored images!!! And I really love the addition of the gold! Thanks for joining in the Festive Friday fun!!!

    03 . Dec . 2014
  5. Beverley

    Beautiful 🙂 Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

    03 . Dec . 2014
  6. Anne Ray

    Sorry to be so late visiting you this week, what a super card May, love the effect you got!
    Thanks so much for entering the LIM Challenge
    Less is More Designer

    03 . Dec . 2014
  7. maria f.

    Wow, what an eyecatcher May. I love splatters, but personally think your card without them shines brightest. Your colors are amazing.

    30 . Nov . 2014
  8. quilterlin

    Very pretty design, May – the gold embossing makes it very elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesay challenge!

    29 . Nov . 2014
  9. Lynn

    Oh this is so elegant. The pops of color with the gold are stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

    29 . Nov . 2014
  10. kathyk4

    And it worked just brilliantly – an unusual and stunning make


    28 . Nov . 2014
  11. Ksenija

    May, what a wonderful and modern colour combo! Thanks for commenting my card on Instagram 🙂

    28 . Nov . 2014
  12. Ardyth

    Love the look of adding water after stamping the images – these are beautiful, May! Bright bold colours and so modern feeling! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

    27 . Nov . 2014
  13. chrissieann

    This is really pretty May, the colours look amazing in that super backdrop!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

    27 . Nov . 2014
  14. Sarah

    Super stunning, striking and utterly gorgeous cards
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

    27 . Nov . 2014
  15. Sandie

    what an amazing technique and makes for a stunning card-great to see you at Uniko x

    27 . Nov . 2014
  16. Paru Mahtani

    So so pretty!Love all the cards May! Cant wait to try out this technique! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    26 . Nov . 2014
  17. bethholt4

    So pretty! I just love how the ink and water do the work for you. Absolutely beautiful!

    26 . Nov . 2014
  18. Miriam Prantner

    These are so pretty! I love the color choices and the controlled bleeding and love that you added he gold embossed feather! Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

    26 . Nov . 2014
  19. jasleen

    Wow! I LOVED your cards. And the techniques too. Beautiful results.

    26 . Nov . 2014

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