Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get Cracking on Christmas: Simply Watercolor Christmas


Hello! It's the third Thursday of the month, time for the next installment of Get Cracking on Christmas! The idea of creating one Christmas card a month all year long started with my friends Jenn and Cherion when we realized that we don't get to create many cards when the Holiday season rolls around. This month is super-sized as we are celebrating Christmas in July with a few bonus friends joining us!

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I created this simple watercolor card after watching the first day of lessons from Kristina Werner's Simply Watercolor class at Online Card Classes.  I drew a grid on a piece of watercolor paper and colored in the squares with various shades of green watercolor paint.  After dry, I white embossed this sentiment from Concord & 9th.  I trimmed the panel down and mounted it with foam adhesive on a white card base and added a few red sequins like holly berries scattered across the card.

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I hope you will join us this month by creating a holiday card and sharing on social media or your blog using the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas. Below is the list of friends joining us for Get Cracking on Christmas in July.  Please check out their blogs as well for more holiday inspiration.

Jenn Shurkus
Susan Opel (posting on Jenn's site)
Chari Moss
Cheiron Brandon
Libby Hickson
Caryn Davies
Emily Midgett
Vera Yates
Tifany DeGough
Jana Millen
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Cisneros
Susan Wymer
Jessie Banks
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Teri Anderson
Lisa Henke


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31 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...[Reply to comment]

Wow I love your watercolor background... That grid pattern is awesome!

Connie said...[Reply to comment]

Fabulous background.

Joy McCoy said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card.

Cheryl Rigney said...[Reply to comment]

Fabulous card! I really like the way you chose to do your background.

ColleenF said...[Reply to comment]

Oooo I love it! I just love the look of watercolor!

Betty said...[Reply to comment]

your grid background in those colors make such a wonderful christmas card - love it!

Muffins and Lace said...[Reply to comment]

What an awesome idea.

Cassandra said...[Reply to comment]

Ohh love this! The combo of greens just works so well. :)

Lee said...[Reply to comment]

Love your background. Great idea, perfect colors.

Leslie Kiley said...[Reply to comment]

Such a great and easybackground and because I make lots of cards I may have to borrow the idea.

Theresa said...[Reply to comment]

LOVE this card!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...[Reply to comment]

sweet card:)

ann barnes said...[Reply to comment]

I think this is such an incredible card! It’s gorgeous and whoever receives it will surely treasure it! Those colors look fab and the watercolor technique is super cool!

Sue D said...[Reply to comment]

Love the watercolor background.

Rachael said...[Reply to comment]

I can't wait to try this technique!

Julie from NZ said...[Reply to comment]

So simple but so effective! I just love this card. Such gorgeous greens.

mindy1414 said...[Reply to comment]

I love this grid background! It's great for so many types of cards, I can't wait to try it myself :)

Teri Wilson said...[Reply to comment]

What a great take on the Kristina class! Love it.

Cindy C. said...[Reply to comment]

Super cool design!!

Mary-Anne V said...[Reply to comment]

Wow I love this graphic design...so pretty!

Dana M said...[Reply to comment]

Super fun card! Great graphic design.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...[Reply to comment]

Chari, I love, love your background! It's amazing. I will have to case you on this. Thanks for the challenge. So happy to join in.

Andre M. said...[Reply to comment]

Great geometric design on the fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration.

jenn shurkus said...[Reply to comment]

love how this came out :) and I love how you also got to practice watercoloring!! :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful green watercolors look like stainglass and gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...[Reply to comment]

Love that background! Beautiful card!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...[Reply to comment]

Oh !! What a cool card !! I love that beautiful background !
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Maegan Hendricks said...[Reply to comment]

This turned out fantastic Chari!

Stacy said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card, the background and embossed sentiment are perfect!

Carozarate said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful background!! Just love it!!

Lydia Fiedler said...[Reply to comment]

OMG this is gorgeous!!

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