Happy Holidays Crafty Friends! This week we have been focusing on Christmas cards. I hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration from our designers and myself.

We are having a 20% off everything in our store sale! Please use code XMAS2016. This does not include our already $5 clearance sale. Here’s our link to our store. 🙂

Also hop on over to our Instagram page for a Holiday giveaway! If you do not have Instagram, please leave a comment below on this post and I will include you in our giveaway 🙂 I will announce the winner on Wednesday Dec. 2st at 7pm here on our blog.

Today, I have three cards to share with you featuring a few of my favorite tutorials from this past year.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Poinsettias stamp set, Winter Friends stamp set, Christmas card

My first card today features our Winter Friends stamp set. This set is so much fun to pain with your Zig Pens. I began by stamping each stamp set using different distress inks. To create a light image, I stamped off on scrap paper before stamping onto my watercolor paper. For tutorials on how I paint and also Zig Pens make sure to check out our Online Classroom. It is free and full of in depth video tutorials.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Poinsettias stamp set, Winter Friends stamp set, Christmas card

After I finished coloring my images, I then added this lovely sentiment from our Poinsettias stamp set. I also created a little outline of a hill background by drawing it out lightly with pencil and then coloring it with watercolors. Little tiny drops were also added for snowflakes. These just sparkle and shine for an added depth to my card.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Tree of Seasons stamp set, Festive Greetings stamp set, Christmas Card

My second card features our Tree of Seasons stamp set and how to create a watercolor background. I also created an in depth video using this lovely stamp set this year but this time I created a night time scene. I began by stamping my tree using white embossing powder.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Tree of Seasons stamp set, Festive Greetings stamp set, Christmas Card

Next, I used some masking fluid and created a little hill in the background. I then used watercolors in right blue and purple to create this simple scene. After the watercolor dried, I gently took off the masking fluid with my finger. I again used the Festive Greetings stamp set for my Merry Christmas.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Tree of Seasons stamp set, Festive Greetings stamp set, Christmas Card

For my last card, I was inspired by Jo Herbert’s lovely post here. She did an amazing tutorial on how to mask using large stamps. You can find the tutorial here. I used some wash tape as Jo suggested and also some scrap printer paper and stamped using Versamark and white embossing powder onto watercolor paper.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Poinsettias stamp set, Festive Greetings stamp set, Christmas Card

After coloring my poinsettias with Zig Pens, I then added Merry Christmas sentiment from our Festive Greetings stamp set in a rich green ink. I also added three rhinestones for the center and also some snowflake drops throughout my card.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s cards. Thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a lovely New Year.

With paper hugs and love, Joanna


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19 thoughts on “Christmas Cards + Blog Candy

  1. Patti J. says:

    What beautiful cards! Someone will be so lucky to find these in their mailbox! No instagram here, but thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize! Merry Christmas!

  2. JennyH says:

    These cards are lovely Joanna, I especially love the night sky tree one, beautiful colours.
    Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful Christmas gift : )

  3. Debbie Thomas says:

    Thanks for a chance to win, I don’t have an instagram account. I just love the adorable bunny and deer card. mERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

  4. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful holiday cards! I especially love the winter scene with the sweet animals! Fabulous coloring!
    Thanks for letting us comment here, as I don’t have an Instagram account!

  5. Linda F says:

    Beautiful cards, so many great techniques. My favourite is those gorgeous poinsettias. Thank you for the chance to win your awesome candy

  6. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful cards and
    all are festive! I love
    the last card, great
    design. Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

  7. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway, no Instagram account. Loved your cards they are beautfully done great to get some new ideas to try and adapt what I have. Off to check those digitalis too.
    Shaz in Oz.x

  8. ionabunny says:

    Love the cute deer and bunny card. Your night sky is gorgeous. I don’t have instagram. Thanks for a chance at this wonderfull candy. Wishing you a very merry christmas. Hugz

  9. Heidi A. says:

    Vielen herzlichen Dank für die tolle Chance. Die Karten sind einfach klasse, mir persönlich gefällt die blaue Karte mit der Schleife am besten, aber alle 3 Karten sind wunderschön. Ich wünsche ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und schicke herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland –
    Heidi A.

  10. Crafty Math Chick says:

    Thanks for including those of us who don’t have an Instagram account in the giveaway – very generous of you. I love your cards, the one with the deer & the bunny is my favorite because I really like critters. Beautiful coloring! Merry Christmas!

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