Watercolored Happy Holiday Card

Hello crafty friends, today wanna share another Christmas card with you at Joy Clair blog. I am using the one of the new release stamps, Merry Christmoose Clear Stamp. This stamp set is super adorable!


I created the background with my Tombow Dual Brush pens. I scribbles the red, yellow and blue on a piece of clear acetate and sprayed with some water. Then I dipped my watercolor paper in it. Gently I moved my fingers on it to make sure the surface of the card would be covered evenly with the colors.

Watercolored Happy Holiday with Joy Clair Stamps & Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Then I lifted up from the plastic acetate, and I used paper towel to remove some of the colors on the edges. I dried it with my craft heater because I did not want to wait 😀 But also drying with craft heater will make sure that my watercolored panel is dry well before stamping.

Next step is I stamped the tress on the panel, one is bit lower and other bit higher becuase I wanted to add some snowy hills on the card. I stamped the images with Versafine Ink Pad with MISTI couple times to give extra bold and dark for the silhouette effect. I stamped the sentiment also with the same ink and did it couple times. And then I heat set the stamped image again with my craft heater.

I added some snow on the trees with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen. Randomly I added some snow on the branches, imaging the snow will fall and sit on the branches. Then I decided to add some extra snow on the background with some white paint splatters using toothbrush and big round paint brush for bigger drops.

Watercolored Happy Holiday with Joy Clair Stamps & Tombow Dual Brush Pens

For the snowy hills, I cut out white cardstock shape like small hills and then using a make up sponge, I added some Broken China Distress Ink on them. Lighter on the middle and darker on the edges. Then I added them on the card with 3d foam tape.

My card is done 🙂 I hope this will inspire you to create more Holiday handmade cards to share the joy with your friends and family.

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