Tuesday, November 18, 2014

100 Watercolor Christmas Cards!

Good morning! I am super excited this morning to be sharing my Christmas cards for the year! We have been getting ready to move - and I have been trying to get ahead on my Design Team projects, so I really didn't think that I would get them done this year at all. But...I was super excited to have a little free time one day and get 50 of them done...along with a bunch of other things on my list! YAY! 

They worked out to be the perfect card for mass producing...and I am even more excited, because every single one is unique and different! I repeated color schemes for each 5 cards, so I have 20 different colors schemes, but watercoloring allows for unique variations on each card even still. The other thing I struggle with, is a one layer and mailable card, that still has dimension somehow. For these cards I sewed the top of the watercolor paper directly to my card base, which allows it to mail flat, but when it comes out of the envelope, it drapes so pretty! I just LOVE it!

Here is the entire pile all lined up:




I also realized that the touches of gold made this perfect to link up with Virginia's View Challenge: All Things Metallic:


I watercolored the background, stamped my sentiment, added the little stars from the same set using Gold ink, then added a spritz of Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine - once that all dried, I sewed it onto my card bases.

And...be warned! Picture heavy post! I thought I would link the 20 different combinations of colors I ended up with...so here they all are in their close up glory! 





















Whew...that's a lot of pictures! Here they all are together one last time!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

14 comments:

  1. Wow-these are amazing! Great idea and not too complicated!
    Good for you :-)

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  2. These are just fabulous! Love the simplicity and the bright colors!

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  3. Amazing, Heather!! I am loving each watercolor combo and the added gold provides the perfect touch! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

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  4. Wow....these are all fabulous!!! I love the watercolor, and the different color schemes!! SO pretty!!!!

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  5. Such a fantastic card, perfect choice to reproduce and totally still has the WOW factor! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

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  6. You have done an amazing work. The cards are stunning!

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  7. Stunning - love the colours & the touch of gold. Your stitching adds the perfect detail.

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  8. Amazed that you made this many of the same/different card! AWESOME!!! The stitching is the perfect detail! Pinning!

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  9. Congrats on a huge effort. Just love your watercolour effect and the clean and simple feel of your cards, fabulous

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  10. This is beautiful and a wonderful way to mass-produce cards! I'll have to keep this in mind for the future!!

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  11. WOW - these are fantastic! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mama Elephant & Me! /Karin

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  12. WOW, These are absolutely stunning. Love your colour combo's.

    Love Sheila

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