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Let It Snow Card with Distress Watercolor Pencil Stamping | Holiday Card Series 2023 Day 7

Hello and welcome back to my blog; today I am going to share a fun stamping technique with you using Distress Watercolor Pencils and the Snowflake Circles Stamp Set (from Simon Says Stamp). This card can be used for both winter occasions as well as the holiday season.

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Let it Snow Distress Watercolor Pencil Stamping Video Tutorial:

Here you will find the step by step video tutorial on how to recreate this card using your Distress Watercolor Pencils and the Snoowflake Circles Stamp Set.

If you have problems watching the video here on my blog you can always watch it on my YouTube Channel by Clicking here!


Gather Your Supplies:

You will need a few basic supplies to do this technique. You will find all the supplies that you need listed below in the supply list if you don't have something you may be able to substitute it for a stamp set you already own. So, gather what you need and let's get started:

  • Snowflake Circle Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp

  • Distress Watercolor Pencils (I used a mix from all three sets)

  • Misti or other stamp positioning tool

  • Watercolor Paper

  • Card Base

  • Other cardstock for sentiment

  • Foam Adhesive for dimension

  • A Water Mister or Spray Bottle

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Distress Stamping Technique:

Okay now that you have gathered your supplies it's time to get started creating your background. This is actually a super easy technique but you will have to do a little practice to get it to work the way that you may want it to look.


Place your watercolor cardstock in your Misti and place your chosen stamp on the door where you want it to be. Take your Distress Watercolor Pencils and color on your stamped images. If you ware using photopolymer stamps you may have to stamp it more than once. Once you have the pigment onto the stamp simply spray it with a little water to activate the pigment and stamp it onto your watercolor paper.


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If you don't get a great impression this is where the Misti comes in handy because you can stamp it multiple times in the same place to get the intensity of the color you want. Repeat this step until you have your panel covered.


The Distress Watercolor Pencil Stamping Technique is super easy and very forgiving. Because the Distress Watercolor Pencils are more like a watercolor crayon it makes it easier to apply the pigment to the stamps. Where as if you used regular watercolor pencils it would be a little harder to do since a normal watercolor pencil is more like a pencil.


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What To Do Now:

Once you get all the images stamped now it's time to take some coordinating ink and add a little more interest to the card front. I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks and did a little ink blending around the edges. Then I splattered on a little water and a little watered down white acrylic paint to add more texture.


Next you will want to take a A2 Rectangle Die and cut out the center. Take the outside edge and attach to the card base and the die cut center to the card front with a little foam tape to pop it up. This added dimension helps takes the simple card design up a level.

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Finishing Touches:

To finish off the card all you have to do is add a few iridescent embellishments and a sentiment stamped in a coordinating piece of cardstock. This adds just the right amount of bling to the card and allows the stamping technique to stand out more.

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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