Snuggly Christmas – Combining Patterned Papers and Watercolour

Hello crafty friends. I have another card for you that uses patterned paper, but this time I have combined it with one of my first loves in cardmaking – watercolour.

The paper pack is from Paper Rose Studio, and it is called Snuggly Christmas, and it features the most gorgeous blue and silver colour scheme. I’m going to make lots of non Christmas cards with this one.

For today’s cards I wanted to soften the look of the fussy cut images, so I created watercolour backgrounds with lots of shimmer and movement. The colours I used are a metallic silver paint that I purchased here in Japan, and a mix of Payne’s grey and Aquamarine blue for the blue colour.

I have made a short process video for this set of cards and you can see it here.

I made the painted baubles by first painting them with very pale colour (clear water would be great too, but I like to see where I’ve been) and then dropping in dark colour and letting it spread naturally. And then of course I tried to muck with nature and control it some too. I then spattered the panel with the same colours. On one card, the paint was still wet, and the spatters spread and were subtle within the baubles; on the other where the paint was dry the spatter is more distinct. Your choice! I like both.

I cut the panels out with a Stitched Rectangles die, then drew the strings and the tops of the painted baubles on with a black marker. The fussy cut pieces were popped up with foam tape and the whole panel was mounted onto grey card.

The sentiments come from two different sets. One is from the Crisp Christmas sentiments (try saying that three times fast!) and the other (the grey one) is from the Christmas Joy paper pack, which I used to make 35 cards in an earlier post.

These were fun to make, and I like the soft background that the watercolour has produced. If you have enjoyed these cards, and would like to see more, I put all my completed projects up on my Instagram feed. Until next time,

Blessings, 

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die USA
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die USA
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Paper Rose Christmas Joy paper collection
Paper Rose Christmas Joy paper collection
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Paper Rose Crisp Christmas sentiments
Paper Rose Crisp Christmas sentiments
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M.Graham Payne's Grey watercolour paint
M.Graham Payne’s Grey watercolour paint
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Daniel Smith Watercolour
Daniel Smith Watercolour
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Altenew Metallic Watercolour set
Altenew Metallic Watercolour set
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Paper Rose Snuggly Christmas
Paper Rose Snuggly Christmas
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