Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Christmas Card | Pink & Main - "Winter Snow Globe Scenes" Stamp Set



I would like to make a major announcement - I MADE A ONE-LAYER CARD! This is a huge accomplishment for me because I normally add layers and bling to every project but this no-line watercolor technique didn’t really need anything else so I stopped myself while I was ahead!

I started by taping a piece of watercolor paper to my heat-resistant cutting board with painter’s tape. I drew around a circle die cut in the center, watercolored a base layer around the circle and then stamped the woodland cottage image from the NEW “Winter Snow Globe Scenes” with “Hickory Smoke” Distress Oxide Ink.

Then the cottage scene was watercolored inside the glass ornament. When it was finished, I used the circle die cut to mask the painted area and ink-blended “Chipped Sapphire” and “Prize Ribbon” Distress Oxide Inks to intensify the background blue; the entire panel was spritzed with shimmer mist.

The ornament hanger was quickly sketched with pencil and painted with gold metallic paint. I added light blue/white snowflakes to the panel, removed the tape, trimmed the panel down and attached it to a top-folding A2 card base. The sentiment from this same set was stamped using the MISTI to finish up this card.

I was really happy with the way this turned out and so glad I restrained myself from adding any bling! This card won't be mass produced but it's nice to take on a watercoloring challenge every now and then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to comment! It's greatly appreciated!


Take care and happy crafting!
Hugs - Rachelle


  1. Your statement about making a one layer card made me smile,your cards are always beautiful,this is another brilliant make,the little scene is beautifully coloured and looks as though it is in a glass bauble,the night sky is the perfect background,sorry my comments have been so short,back pain is preventing me sitting at the computer for long. Meg x

  2. It may be one layer, but it has layer upon layer of personality, and beauty, Red!

  3. Wow Rachelle, you sure nailed it on making a one layer card, your water coloring is gorgeous!

  4. It's stunning. You are right, it didn't need anything else. Love Dawn x

  5. This is gorgeous Rachelle!! I love the one layer design and your beautiful watercoloring, it's perfect and doesn't need anything else!
    Hugs, Tammy

  6. Hi Rachelle, I'm back :) So happy you joined us over at Try it on Tuesday with this beautiful card!
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. What a stunning christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  8. Hoping my comment gets published today!!
    I love how you made your bauble! Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  9. One last try at getting a comment published. I love how you created this beautiful bauble. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday,Chrisx