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Holiday Card Series 2016 – Day 3

For Day 3 of the Holiday Card Series, I thought I’d try creating a couple cards without any stamps or dies. :) Many readers and YouTube subscribers have mentioned that they would love to see more cards like this, so I’m planning to throw a few into the series this year.

Today’s cards are very simple tree patterns. Just triangles and trunks.

Holiday Card Series 2016 - Day 3

I painted the trees directly onto the watercolor paper for one card, and then painted the trees in masking fluid for the other card (I used Drawing Gum because of the gray color–it was easier to see it as I painted with it). Then I painted over the masking fluid and the tree shapes became negative space.

Holiday Card Series 2016 - Day 3

I mixed different shades of green for the trees and background using Mission Gold watercolors. I purposely used the brighter more yellow-ish green near the top of the cards, and then the more muted greens at the bottom. This creates a sort of ombré effect.

Holiday Card Series 2016 - Day 3

I added a bit of detail with a white Gelly Roll pen to the green trees. I think it looks whimsical and fun. :)

Holiday Card Series 2016 - Day 3

Super easy! You should give it a try! I’m sure you’ll quickly fall in love with these tree cards like I did. :)

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Supplies

I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, etc. Compensated affiliate links used when possible.

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