This is Noel, my watercolour card for the Watercolour Wednesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers. This week we are doing easy Christmas cards, and this was easy. We have a video that I can share with you here.

First up, I cut the Arches cold press watercolour paper to size and embossed using one of my Penny Black dies. I then taped off my shape for the tree with the help of my Misti ruler. I measured the cut piece finding the centre for the top, then measured from each side in for the bottom. I marked the spots with dots and used tape to mask it off.

I used Daniel Smith watercolours to paint my tree. Instead of doing the sway painting I did straight painting with shifting angles. I tried for a few more blooms, as I think they would add to the tree, but typically, when I want a bloom I can't get one.

In the video she did not do a tree trunk, but I decided I would, using a small sentiment from one of my Penny Black stamp sets. I picked Noel to use. 

Placing the card in my Misti, I lined up the first Noel in the centre right below the tree, and stamped with VersaMark embossing ink then heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I then moved the card up 1/4 inch using the lines on my mini Mouse pad, which I have inside my mini Misti and repeating the process. I did this three times, which I think make for the perfect trunk.

Again I made sure all was dry before attaching the panel to my Gina K Design card base in Christmas Pine.

I got my Gansai Gem paints out again as I forgot to paint the star at the top of the tree, again using the Gold.

 I am happy with how this card turned out. It is an easy technique so I hope you will give it a try.

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xoxo, Kia