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Holiday Card Series 2017 – Day 13 – Watercolor Ombré Sky Scene

Happy Wednesday, all! And a early-Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US. :) Today is Day 13 of the Holiday Card Series. For those who are are new to my blog and videos, the Holiday Card Series consists of 25 holiday card inspiration videos. I’ll be sharing holiday inspiration every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until December 20.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For today’s card, it all started out with the Cityscape dies from Avery Elle. I envisioned a very light and bright scene with a pale blue sky and the city at the very bottom of the card. For the greeting, I thought it would be fun to diecut a banner and words using Tonic Studio’s Christmas Double Banner dies.

To create the pale blue sky that I was imagining in my head, I decided to create a dramatic blue ombré or gradient watercolor background. I only used one watercolor color for this: Cerulean Blue from my Mijello Mission Gold palette.

After assembling the diecut cityscape and banner, I realized the card needed something more. I diecut six snowflakes using Penny Black’s A Blizzard dies. I coated the snowflakes (and the greeting from the Tonic Christmas Double Banners set) in Sterling embossing powder from Brutus Monroe and heat set the powder until smooth and melted. From there it was just the matter of assembling the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s video and card. I’ll see you very soon for another day of the Holiday Card Series! :)

Supplies

 Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Avery Elle Cityscape dies
[ SSS | AVR ]
*Tonic Studios Christmas Double Banner dies
[ TNC ]
Penny Black A Blizzard dies (AZ)
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110 lbs, 25 sheets
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 110 lb. cover, 250 sheets
[ AMZUS ]
3M Micropore Tape
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Fabriano Artistico Extra White Watercolor Paper, cold press
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Hardboard, 9×12
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set, 36 Colors (AZ)
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brushes
[ JTP | SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Gun
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Glitter Dust in Silver
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 25 sheets
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 40 sheets
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 250 sheets
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Sterling Embossing Powder
[ SSS | BMR ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Sistema Storage Container (for embossing powder)
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Spoons for embossing powder containers
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Clips for embossing powder container
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
[ SSS ]
3M Post-It Tape, white
[ SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Matte, 0.5 oz
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Quilled Creations Precision Tip
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
3M Scotch Foam Tape
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Krylon All-Purpose Spray Adhesive
[ AMZUS ]
Darice Crystal Sequins, 5mm
[ SSS ]
Darice Crystal Sequins, 8mm
[ SSS ]
Lifetyle Crafts Quickstik
[ SSS ]
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
[ SSS ]

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