How to Create a Colorful Winter Sky Using Layered Emboss Resist Watercolor

Happy Friday, all! So sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I was out of town last weekend and I’ve been playing catch up ever since. I’m sure many of you can relate. :)

Anyway, today’s post is part of a blog hop for Mama Elephant’s new release and 5 year anniversary! Be sure to scroll down to see the GIVEAWAY info, too! I was sent the new release and got to play a bit! See the entire release HERE or at Simon Says Stamp HERE.

The new Me and My Yeti stamp set is irresistible, right? He’s so cute! I paired it with two other new stamp sets as well: Holly’s Snowflakes and Puffy Holiday Greetings.

(Wondering what I used on this card? 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).

To create the winter sky with watercolors, I did layers of watercolor with clear embossed snowflakes in between. I first did a lighter layer of color using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints, stamped the snowflakes in VersaMark and embossed them using clear embossing powder. After heat settings the snowflakes, I painted another layer of saturated watercolor on top. The embossed snowflakes resist the new layer of watercolor and protect the lighter layer underneath. I was left with a really cool snowflake sky!

I painted the Yeti using grays and some additional spots of colors for interest. Then finished of the card with a sentiment.


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.

Mama Elephant Blog Hop

Like I mentioned above, today’s post is part of a 3-day blog hop celebrating Mama Elephant’s 5th Anniversary! The latest release is awesome and available now at Mama Elephant (and at Simon Says Stamp, too)!


To celebrate this mega anniversary release, up for grabs are three $25 gift certificate to the ME store! That’s a total of 9 winners for the 3-day hop! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights at the Mama Elephant blog. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook: «
» 3. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Instagram: «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per person please!

Get Hopping!

Be sure to visit all the stops…

Mama Elephant
Kristina Werner
Laura Bassen
Melania Deasy
Anna Kossakovskaya
Jennifer McGuire

Check out the Mama Elephant blog tomorrow for more fun inspiration with even more designers!