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Mon 06

Peerless Watercolor Christmas Card


Greetings everyone.  Peerless watercolors seem to be all the rage, and I thought they worked really well with the Memoory Box Triangle Tree (F1995).  There is a large and small version of the Triangle Tree, and both work well when you let colors blend over the various triangles.  Remember, any watercolors would work with this technique.  Peerless just tend to give you vibrant colors and are easy to blend.


  • Stamp tree onto 140lb watercolor paper with Versamark ink
  • Emboss tree with black embossing powder
  • Wet the tree with water and then paint it with an assortment of Peerless watercolors
  • Let paint dry and cut out tree with scissors.
  • Emboss white paper with Memory Box snowflake stencil (Flurry Frame 88579).  Did you know you can emboss paper with a plastic stencil?
  • Here is the sandwich order to go through the Big Shot die cut machine:  
    1. Multipurpose Platform opened to Tab 1
    2. Big Shot Plastic Plate
    3. Plastic stencil
    4. Paper (front of paper facing down onto stencil)
    5. Rubber Mat used for embossing
    6. Big Shot Plastic Plate
  • Stamp saying onto card with green ink
  • Layer the pieces of the card
  • Pop up tree with foam tape.

I absolutely love embossing the Flurry Frame stencil on cards because it gives you snowflakes on the edges but leaves you space in the center for stamping.  Here is a close up of the stencil frame so that you can see more of the detail:


Stamps used:

Memory Box Triangle Tree F1995

Memory Box Merry and Bright B2005


Stencil used:

Memory Box Flurry Frame 88579


If you remember, I made a video showing you how to emboss paper using a plastic stencil.  I you didn't see that video, you can see it here- http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2014/05/embossing-with-stencils.html







Love this - it is beautiful!

So cool how you watercolored this tree Laura! It really looks like colored glass. Love the transparent type 'look' that you achieved, just makes me keep scrolling back up and looking!

très belle carte! bises

I think this is a stunning card for it has what looks intricate and yet is not hard to do. Thank you for sharing your tutorial and this card.

Really lovely, Laura!

Simply beautiful!! One day I will own the Peerless watercolors!! I have been drooling over them for a while now! TFS!

Beautiful card. Love the embossing and the coloring...looks like stanined glass. Great job.

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