Cardmaking Paper Flowers Stamping Watercolor

Tis the Season

November 24, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan here sharing a Christmas card with you, designed with the new Blooms Collection and Florals 12 from Elizabeth Crafts. Along with a easy background tutorial you can easily do on your own.

I am in the mood for Christmas and wanted to create a few more Christmas Cards so I hope you enjoy this one. 

I went into my EC stash and pulled out everything related to Christmas, to create this. I have a few steps here i can share with you on how i created this gorgeous card. 

To begin with i used canson water color paper for my main background, smooshed some antique linen on my mat and pulled my background paper through that. (this measures 4 x 6 by the way) Stamping with CS146 as i felt it reminded me of the days of Christmas. I used Gold embossing powder form Nuvo and heat set that. 

I inked around the edges with antique linen distress ink again just to add a bit of dimension. I added some splatters to the background using aged mahogony and the water brush woth the water color set. 

I then set that aside to dry and got started on my blooms.

I stamped 6 of the poinsettia flowers from the Peace Bloom set. I wasn’t sure at this point how many I was going to use, I just knew I wanted to use them. I stamped with versa mark and then heat setting them with gold embossing powder. I then colored them with the water colors. As it turned out I only used two of these on my final project. I stamped the sentiment from CS101 – Classic Christmas Sentiments onto canson water color paper using black Archival Ink. I did the same smooshing technique to the sentiment as i did to my background. 

Layering the main background with black, then gold mirri, red and craft to coordinate with the colors in the background. I added some florals using the florals 12 coloring with aged mahogany and adding stamens to the centers.

I wanted to use the blooms from the Peace set as the background layer and added my florals 12 on top of that both on the top and bottom of the sentiment block

I grabbed my favorite snow paste and just dabbed some of that around my card to give it that snowy look you see. 

I added some colored seam binding and gold thread to tie this all together. I hope you have enjoyed my little step out tutorial today. 

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  • Karan Gerber November 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    thank you Carol, so glad you like it.

  • Astrid Maclean November 25, 2021 at 2:38 am

    A stunning card and a great step out, I feel inspired to give something like this a try!

    • Karan Gerber November 25, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      I would love to see your take on this Astrid!

  • Edna Burgess November 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    It’s absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure I could repeat it, but sure would like to try. Wish you’d have done a video of making it.

    • Karan Gerber November 25, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      I might be able to do a video, thats a good idea 😀

  • Connie Griffin November 24, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Wow , absolutely stunning!!

    • Karan Gerber November 25, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      thank you Connie im so glad you like it, thanks for dropping by.

  • Carol Taggio November 24, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Love these cards and all the beautiful flowers.

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