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Holiday Card Series 2018 – Day 15 – Modern Design with Watercolors

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. Today I wanted to create my own pattern using a row of outline circles included in Waffle Flower’s new Color Swatches for Watercolors stamp set.

(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).

I started by stamping the row of circles from the stamp set three times, letting the circles overlap. I heat embossed them using white embossing powder and then painted them using Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.

To finish of this clean and simple card, I stamped “Comfort & Joy” from Simon’s Tiny Words Christmas stamp set to the right of the watercolor painting and heat embossed the greeting with gold embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today! I will be back on Friday with Day 16 of the Holiday Card Series. :)


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.

*Waffle Flower Color Swatches for…
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*Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words…
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White, 5×7…
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color…
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Set,…
Mijello Bulletproof Glass Palette
Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 4
Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Uni Posca White Paint Marker, Extra…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
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Tombow Sand Eraser
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Debbie P November 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful card.

  • Reply Barbara Smith November 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I really love how that turned out, too. Who else would have looked at that stamp and thought “Christmas”? So amazing!

  • Reply Suzi Metcalfe November 7, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    When the light changed at the end, that card just came alive. Beautiful! What most amazes me is the steadiness of your hand! Like a rock!

  • Reply Roz R November 8, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Great card. I like the softness of the colors.

  • Reply Hanni November 8, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Best “non traditional” christmas card EVER! Circles!WOW! And it could work on many other occacions. Thanks for showing the versatility of just a circle stamp and some watercolor!

    May I recommed to you a visit to coliro (which is finetec) insta? PLEASE have a look at their new palette named “Galaxy” , you will fall in love instandly… (even as you are a calligrapher)
    I´m not related to them and it is only an advise!

  • Reply Valerie Breingan November 8, 2018 at 4:07 am

    A beautiful pattern.I love the soft colors.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle November 8, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Love this pattern and the colours for a simple yet elegant Christmas card.

  • Reply Anne November 8, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Really pretty!

  • Reply Carolyn Keierleber November 8, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Kristina, This is my favorite holiday card! I love the subtle colors, the simple pattern of circles, and your beautiful execution. It is easy to see through all of your work that you are an artist. Your imaginative use of products is very inspiring to me. Thank you for this.

  • Reply Karen Brown November 8, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Love this beautiful modern card!

  • Reply Henriëtte November 8, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Gorgeous card idea Kristina and I love that you finished the circles with the white spots and stripes, its does realy gives just that little extra. Thank you for showing.

  • Reply Tammy B November 8, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Such a pretty card Kristina! I love the soft, muted colours.

  • Reply Carryn Dyer November 8, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Wow Kristina …. DO I LOVE YOUR CARD!!!! Beautifully done as usual ….

  • Reply Stephanie A Atterbury November 8, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Lovely!! What a cool mix of colors and textures in this card.

  • Reply Diane Loughrey November 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    That is great.

  • Reply Sonya November 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this card! Classic and elegant! The sentiment is so perfect.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard November 8, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Love this card design. Could be used for any occasion. Great color combo too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Reply Marisela Delgado November 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    AWESOME!!! So creative!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss November 9, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Oooo! I love your beautiful water colored card!!!

  • Reply PjP November 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Gorgeous. My fave so far this year.

  • Reply Daria November 14, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I love the way this turned out. Wonderful design and wonderful colors. Thank you.

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