12 Days: Wash & Resist Card (and Giveaway!)

Jul 25, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards7 comments

12 Days: Wash & Resist Card (and Giveaway!)

Jul 25, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards7 comments

Who doesn’t love a watercolor wash?

Especially when it’s paired with emboss resist and a huge sentiment? I just love this look. It’s easy, and is just so much fun to watch as the watercolor creeps around the embossing. I could make these cards all day!

Today’s project is part of another YouTube hop! Some of the hoppers are sponsoring giveaways, so be sure to hop along and check out all the stops to see what we have created for you!

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You could win a Catherine Pooler snowflake die!

I’m giving away prizes every day of 12 days – you’ll have all 12 days to sign up and leave comments for extra entries! The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Fill out the Google form ONCE to be entered into all 12 daily giveaways and the grand prize (a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com). https://forms.gle/t8tuiDDZwUUoq6tNA

Winners for each day’s prize and the grand prize will be selected at random using a random winner generator. EARN EXTRA ENTRIES by leaving comments on 12 Days You Tube videos and Blog Posts. Winners will be announced on YouTube and the blog on August 5th, 2019.

This giveaway is solely sponsored by Nicole Watt and not affiliated with YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram in any way.

My Project

Have you tried watercolor washes over embossing and been less-than-satisfied by the results? I have to admit, I took a few runs at today’s project before I was happy with my process. 

The Technique & Design

I kept running into problems with the watercolor sticking to my embossing powder. It took two tries before I finally figured out that I needed to be a little more orderly around the embossing. You’ll see that in the video, and I’m sure to call out a few tips at that point. I hope you learn from my mistakes!

Once I had that little tidbit figured out (ok, huge issue, yes, it was a huge issue! LOL!), I was cringing as I decided on a die to use around the edge. Did I want to use a stitched die, or just a plain rectangle? Hmm, what about those Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies? Would it be too much? Well, I lucked out! The holes are small enough that it really just added a nice accent to the design, and allowed the background cardstock to show through a bit.

I totally love those Prima snowflake charms! They’re just the right size and allowed me to add a bit of twine to the design. I’m also in love with the new Catherine Pooler sequins selection as they come with different SIZES!!! I’ve been on the lookout for larger sequins, and now I have some!

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to qualify for my quarterly giveaway!

Project Tutorial Video

I’ve got a detailed look into today’s project. Save it in your Watch List over on YouTube so you have it handy when you’re ready to make your watercolor wash cards!

Comment to WIN!

Don’t forget to leave a comment here, and a comment over on YouTube for an extra entry to today’s giveaway. It is open internationally!

Don’t Forget about my monthly GIVEAWAY!

Every month, I give away a sweet surprise to one lucky commenter. So, don’t forget to leave a COMMENT on today’s post to enter!

If you loved today’s project, I’d love to know! The blogosphere can be a lonely place, so please don’t lurk! Leave a quick word or two to tell me you were here!

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MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies

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Welcome back for another My Favorite Things list!
Today’s list features stencils and products that work really well with them. I am in L-O-V-E with stencils.

For the 12 Days of Christmas in July (July 2019). Featuring BIg and Bold Holiday stamps (scrapbook.com). For more details including a process video, click through. #pmretreat #scrapbookcom #christmascard #holidaycard #snowflakes #christmas #handmade #handstamped #watercolor