Hi all! A bit ago I got to watercolor some cards for Simon Says Stamp’s 12 Tildas of Christmas.

If you’re not familiar with Tilda, she is a little character that appears often in Magnolia stamps. All of Magnolia’s stamps are lined artwork, so they’re great for pencils, markers, and watercoloring (or any other coloring method). In my case, I chose to do some watercoloring with watercolor pencils.

Here is the first card and video I did for the 6th Day of Tildas…

For the scallop edge around the image, I actually punched a bunch of circles out of Magnolia patterned paper and adhered them behind the edge of the circle. It’s a super fast way to add a scallop edge to card elements without needing a special die or punch.

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This is the second card I made with a Tilda stamp. :)

For the 8th Tilda of Christmas, I used Magnolia’s Pointing Tilda stamp, the Snow Flurries die from Tim Holtz, and also Inkadinkado’s Folk Holiday Expressions Tag stamp set.

I used watercolor pencils to color in the stamped image. Because I needed the blue color to match the patterned paper, I combined two pencil colors before adding water with an Aquash brush. I show exactly what I did at the beginning of the video below. I also share a tip for making “fussy cut” images look more polished.

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