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Watercolor Christmas Cards

Have you tried making watercolor Christmas cards? They are not difficult to make especially if you choose simple drawings or rubber stamp images for your handmade Christmas cards.

Watercolor Tip:

Use clean brushes and clean water when making watercolor Christmas cards. This will make sure that your colors stay clean and true.

Here are two simple handmade Christmas cards I created for this holiday season. The first one is that of a hand drawn snowman with a rubber stamped snowflake frame.

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Snowmen are easy to draw. Draw a circle for the head then add a heavy bottom oblong or egg shape. Two dots for the eyes, a kind of triangle for the carrot nose and more dots for the snowman's mouth. Then two twigs for the arms. And there's your simple snowman.

Here I added a hat and a scarf or muffler just to give it some characters. More tiny circles to represent carrot buttons.

I used a light tint of gray watercolor to give the snowman a bit of dimension. And black for the hat. Just use black watercolor on the left of the hat, clean the brush and pull the black to fill the rest of the hat. When I feel the color is too intense, I just wash the brush and go over the place where I want it to be lighter.

For the background of this watercolor Christmas card, I used the small light grayish tint to five shape to the snow covered landscape.

I then drew a frame using a Sakura's Pigma Micron oo5 pen and color. Then I added a wash of light yellow around the frame.

Finally, I used a blue ink pad to color the snowflake rubber stamp and make a border around the snowman. Add blue color to th open spaces in the snowflake's images.

That's it! A simple watercolor Christmas card.

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Snowmen and Christmas trees are things that we equate with Christmas. So here's a watercolor Christmas tree card. Look simple, right? It is simple to make.

First, I used a pencil and ruler to lightly draw in a frame. Then fill in the bricks with a Sukura's Pigma Micron 005 pen. I use this pen because it's waterproof and so when I want to add in watercolor, the black outline will not bleed. For thicker lines, I use a #01 pen

Draw the Christmas tree. Actually, it's just a line drawn diagonally from the top right to the left side. Add wavy lines and Christmas ornaments hanging on them.

Use a clean wet brush to pick colors and paint. Clean the brush to pull colors for shadows and lights.

Finally, use the #005 pen to add dots over the bricks and write 'Merry Christmas!' on the top left.

Try it! It's really very easy.

Note:

You can go to the Card Verses page to choose a Christmas wording or Christmas Scripture verse to add to the inside of your card.



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Clean clear stamp immediately with dish washing detergent after use. For stubborn stain, use a dish cloth to rub off the ink stains.

Use clear embossing powder on colored stamped images. If you missed any stray powder, it's not noticeble.

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