2 Adorable Watercolor Cards Using Winter Birdie Swag + Video

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by today. I have some dreamy cards to share today using the brand new Winter Birdie Swag Unity Stamp Company sentiment kits. These cards are all about watercolor techniques. Join me as I create this beautiful foliage background and watercolor this sweet winter bird.

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. 

#unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks  #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas  #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Featured Supplies

Winter Birdie Swag
Winter Birdie Swag

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Embrace the Change
Embrace the Change

USC
Scallops & Rectangles dies
Scallops & Rectangles dies

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Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies

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Check Out the Video

Watch along as I assemble this card sharing my process and tips on how this card was created. Watch here or in HD on Youtube.

Watercolor Background with Texture

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

The Details

First, I wanted to create a textured background for Winter Birdie Swag. I’m all about making it easy on myself, so I selected some leaves from the Embrace the Change stamp set to stamp my background.

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Technique: Heat emboss the stamped images in white on watercolor paper. Then, smoosh the panel into some watered down ink on a mat. Once you lift it up you’ll see the magical watercolor appear. Check out the video for all the inky details.

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Tip: Play around with different colors and how many times you dry and re-smoosh the panel back into the ink. You’ll get a different look each time.

Watercoloring the Stamped Image

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

The Details

For the second card, I left the watercolor Winter Birdie Swag the star of the card and simply die cut it into a rectangle and popped up on a matching scallop frame.

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Technique: Watercolor with Distress Ink using a paintbrush. Check out the video for all the details.

Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Technique tip: You can use the coloring tips in the video with different dye inks or other watercolor mediums.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope today’s project inspires you. If you create something, tag me – @dahlhousedesigns – on social media because I’d love to see it. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your Unity creations. It is such a fun and loving group of creators.

Supplies

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Winter Birdie Swag
Winter Birdie Swag

USC
Embrace the Change
Embrace the Change

USC
Scallops & Rectangles dies
Scallops & Rectangles dies

USC
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies

SB
Circle Infinity Dies
Circle Infinity Dies

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Rectangle Infinity Dies
Rectangle Infinity Dies

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Neenah Desert Storm 80lb
Neenah Desert Storm 80lb

AMZ
Morning Mist
Morning Mist

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Nocturne
Nocturne

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Distress Ink Set #3
Distress Ink Set #3

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Distress Ink Set #5
Distress Ink Set #5

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Distress Ink Set #11
Distress Ink Set #11

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Distress Ink Set #9
Distress Ink Set #9

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Distress Ink Set #6
Distress Ink Set #6

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Fabriano Watercolor
Fabriano Watercolor

AMZ
Paint Brush Set
Paint Brush Set

AMZ
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

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Cutter Bee Scissors
Cutter Bee Scissors

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MISTI - Mini
MISTI – Mini

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MISTI - Original
MISTI – Original

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Foam Roll - 2 Inch
Foam Roll – 2 Inch

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Foam Roll Combo Pack
Foam Roll Combo Pack

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Big Shot
Big Shot

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Stamping Tool
Stamping Tool

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Pixie Tape
Pixie Tape

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Glue Bottle
Glue Bottle

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Jewel Picker
Jewel Picker

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Media Mat Mini
Media Mat Mini

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clear droplets
clear droplets

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Sharing a pair of winter hello card ideas with watercolored images and a textured embossed background with ink smooshing. The images are from the Winter Birdie Swag & Embrace the Change Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. #unitystampco #timholtz #cardmaking #handmadecards #watercolor #heatemboss #wintercards #birdcards #winterhello #watercolorbird #distressinks #backgroundtechnique #cardtechniques #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

2 Comments

  1. lostinpaper

    Oh my, but this sweet little bird has my heart!

  2. CHowell

    Very pretty both of them, saw the cards on Share Handmade Kindness, Jennifer McGuires Facebook page. Followed you on You tube too

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