Watercolored Christmas Tree

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs aDid you see the new line of holiday stamps and dies released by Joset over at Elizabeth Craft Designs earlier this week?  There are all kinds of cute dies and stamps for the holiday season from whimsical to classical.

Today I am taking a little more classic holiday look with my project today using the new Elegant Christmas Tree die set.

Step One:  Trim a piece of Watercolor paper to 4.25×5.5 inches.

Step Two:  Using an embossing pad, emboss the tree die onto the watercolor paper.  This creates impressions of the die on the watercolor paper instead of die cutting out the swirls and dots.

Step Three:  Using a green watercolor paint, create an ombre effect over the watercolor paper, letting the darkest colors start at the bottom of the tree.  I used Daniel Smith’s Jadeite Genuine.

Step Four:  Using the tree boarder die, die cut half of the tree and snip the rest of the paper off.

Step Five:  Help define the side of the tree with a slight outline using the green watercolor paint.

Step Six:  Trim a piece of Wood Effects printed paper to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Using 10mm clear double sided adhesive, adhere the printed paper to an A2 card frame.

Step Seven:  Adhere the the watercolor panel to the card using three dimensional adhesive so the tree pops up over the printed paper.

Step Eight:  Using a red droplet paint such as Nuvo, fill in the embossed circles with paint.  I used Nuvo Autumn Red drops.

Step Nine:  Using a yellow or gold watercolor paint (I used Daniel Smith’s Quinacridone Deep Gold, paint a panel on watercolor paper with the color.  Let dry and then die cut the two stars from the painted panel.

Step Ten:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the stars to the top of tree.

Step Eleven:  Create a red ombre panel using watercolors on a scrap of watercolor paper.  I used Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose.  Let dry and die cut your sentiment using the new Words 5- Winter Wishes die set.  Adhere the sentiment to the bottom of the card using Kids Choice Glue.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs bI hop e you enjoyed seeing my embossed watercolored christmas tree today.  Make sure you check out the whole release and make sure you share you creations over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Gallery.

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