13 December 2018

Happy Holidays - watercolour, embossing, 3-D embossing

'Tis the season of the holiday parties! My card features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, watercolouring with Caran d'Ache crayons and Finetec mica paints, 3-D embossing from Stampin' Up, and gold embossing. Cheers!

Putting It Together

I love water mediums and have collected a few. 

I stamped the image with Terrific Taupe on watercolour cardstock and used waterbrush with Caran d'Ache and Finetec for a festive party goer.

I used a 3D embossing folder to make the background with Stardream green-gold paper. I trimmed the image with a scalloped die and dry fit it with the background, a ribbon, and the sentiment to work out the design.

I adhered everything to a white card base using foam mounting tape to pop-up the image panel. I embossed the sentiment on black with gold and trimmed it with a scalloped die. I added snowflakes from Micheals a couple years ago to finish the front.

Inside, I used masking to stamp the sentiment in two colours.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: 12 Krafty Days of Khristmas - Day 7
Crazy 4 Challenges: Pick a Sketch - C4C448
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: Ho, Ho, Holiday
Watercooler Wednesday: All About Occasions
Simon Says Wednesday: Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky: Cute Christmas
Pearly Sparkles: Merry Christmas
The Sketchy Challenge: Christmas


  1. Oh, Kate, I love the background, embossed with the tin tile ef. The die-cuts compliment it so nicely. Love the line-free watercoloured image. What a fun Christmas card you've created. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Lovely card, Kate! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT.

  3. What a fun Christmas card, Kate! She certainly looks to be enjoying the celebrations! Thanks so much for joining us for our 200th Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

  4. Rijacki, Congratulations, you are the winner of our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas challenge! What a fun card you made - love the foiled details! Please contact us (you'll find the information on our sidebar) and be sure to give us your first and last name so we can issue you a gift voucher. Happy shopping!

  5. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen


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