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Holiday Card Series 2017 – Day 8 – Watercolor Backgrounds with Markers

NOTE: This is a sponsored post for Simon Says Stamp.

Happy Friday, all! Today is Day 8 of the Holiday Card Series for 2017. 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).

A couple of weeks ago, Simon Says Stamp sent to me two new packs of markers from Tombow, the Galaxy set and the Pastel set. These are not new colors to the Tombow Dual Brush Pen line, but they are new combinations of colors. And they’re great groups of colors!

I thought I’d play with the markers by creating some ink smooshed watercolor backgrounds. I used two type of plastic for these. I used a plastic sandwich bag and cling wrap. Both are so fun to work with!

Working with the colors of the markers in each set was super easy since I knew the colors worked well together already. And I loved using the Pastel set in particular because sometimes it can be really hard to keep a watercolor piece very pale and light. Since these colors are already very pale, it was easy to keep it that way. :)

I turned the watercolor backgrounds into holiday cards by die cutting trees using the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Trees die set. I used foam adhesive to stick the trees to card bases. For the greeting, I used a stamp from Simon’s Fa La La stamp set, and heat embossed it using Sterling Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe.

Thanks for stopping by!

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.

*Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Galaxy Set
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*Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Pastel Set
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*Simon Says Stamp Christmas Trees dies
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Simon Says Stamp Fa La La stamps
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Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 5×7
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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Hardboard, 9×12
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110 lbs, 25 sheets
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Sterling Embossing Powder
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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