Hello there, and welcome back! Today is the first of four different posts featuring 20 different cards that I made with the Watercolor Winter Simply Sent Kit. This is a beautiful kit, and might be my favorite Stampin' Up! kit of all time. Of course, I love, love, love watercolor and have for a long time. I bought four kits already, and will use these to send as my Christmas cards this year (with an MDS printed card inside as well). This kit is even on sale, and I'll probably buy one more to make lots of tags out of! I'm not kidding you...I love this kit.
Ok, so here are the first 5 cards I made. I posted this first photo on Instragram as a sneak of today's post.
There are enough supplies in the kit to make 20 cards, and it even includes color printed envelopes. The kit has designs for 4 different cards. So, I made each of those designs and then made 4 variations on each of their themes to get to 20 cards total.
Here is the kit card example using the trees. The diecut trees are watercolored and then adhered to glitter trees. I love all the details including the glitter diecut word, the diecut banners to match the coordinating stamp set, the woodgrain embossed white layer, and the red striped printed card base. There are even sequins and twine too!
This was my first variation. I watercolored snow in the background, and used a scrap of the watercolor paper colored red to back the trees with. The joy was cut from the "joyeux" sentiment as you get the glitter words in all of the languages that Stampin' Up has available.
Next I added a handcut hill from Crumb Cake cardstock, and used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp "snow" in the background with Coastal Cabana ink. I used the Merry & Bright letters and banner concept from one of the other kit design cards that you'll see later.
Next, I decided to cut the white woodgrain embossed pieces in two, with a curve to look like a hill. And, I used the glitter trees alone trimmed with the twine. I also used a strip of leftover watercolor paper colored with Old Olive at the bottom of the greeting.
This was a variation of the above card. I added some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine with more wraps around the trees, used the snowy background printed card base and colored the watercolor strip with Cherry Cobbler ink. Added some more sequins, which made it onto most of the cards!
Well, that is all for today. You'll find the link to this beautiful card kit below. Right now it's on sale for $17.49 U.S. which is less than $1 per card including the envelope! It's beautiful AND it's a bargain! I'll share the other 3 groups of 5 cards this week. Thanks for stopping by...