Faux Water Color – Christmas in the Making

The faux water color technique has always been one of my favorites. I love getting out the Blender Pens and inks, and coloring my cares away. It just so happens that Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog has several sets which are perfect for this process, including the one I used on today’s card:  Christmas in the Making.  I hope you enjoy today’s card as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Faux Water Color - Christmas in the Making

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

This folded card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.

When I faux water color, I simply touch the tip of my Blender Pen to the ink pad, release a little of the color onto scrap paper, and then color away.  I remove quite a lot of color in the process before touching the image, because it is always easier to add more color as I shade.  Another little tip is I will outline in Stampin’ Write Markers, and then pull the color into the image using a Blender Pen.  This is very evident on the Real Red bows.

Faux Water Color - Christmas in the Making

Clear Wink of Stella accents the snow and the pleats on the dress, as well as provides a layer of frost on the mail box. And the fur?  It just happens to be Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste!  Notice how everything is “shadowed” in Soft Sky.

Faux Water Color - Christmas in the Making

The Christmas in the Making stamp set is one of my favorites from new Holiday Catalog.  If you are one of my current customers, you should be receiving your copy within the next few days, if you haven’t already.  Of course, if you need a copy and are not  associated with another demonstrator,  just let me know! I will drop one in the mail pronto!

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for My Holiday Catalog Shares

Only a few days remain to reserve your spot in my Holiday Catalog Share program! I will be closing my shares on August 29th.  Please do not miss out on your chance to take advantage of a Stampin’ Schach tradition.  To find out the details, CLICK HERE.

Looking for A Retired Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set?

Check out my current list of retired goodies. Simply CLICK HERE.  If you find something you need, simply email me at [email protected]

I hope you enjoyed today’s Christmas in the Making card.  It’s vintage vibe is right up my alley!  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…



  1. I saw this beautiful card when you posted it but just now sat down to read how you did the beautiful watercoloring. It looks like you used the regular SU thick white cdst. This card is awesome!! I never thought to shadow thanks for the tip. It makes a huge difference. TFS

  2. I saw this beautiful card when you posted it but just now sat down to read how you did the beautiful watercoloring. It looks like you used the regular SU thick white cdst. This card is awesome!!

  3. Robin Satterwhite

    This is so cute. Thanks for the watercoloring tips also.

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  6. Beautiful card!

  7. Loved the tip about using the Stampin’ Write Markers and dragging a bit of the color. Such masterful results!

  8. Lovely card! So glad to see you creating again!

  9. Chris R. from Iowa

    When I saw this set I thought of you and how much fun you would have coloring with this set. Wonderful.

  10. Such a cute card and your shading is wonderful!

  11. Beautiful and adorable card Ann

  12. My paper pills when using the blender pen?. Your card is gorgeous, and I cannot imagine the time you spent on it!

  13. So lovely! This set is delightful!

  14. Your coloring is phenomenal! What a stunning card. Love the fur trim. I get ‘pilling’ when I use a Blender Pen. You certainly have the right touch.

  15. So darling, and your coloring is lovely.

    How is Brody feeling?

    Thanks for sharing this stunner.

  16. I totally glossed over this set…looked like too much work. BUT…this is positively adorable and your little embossing paste “fur” is wonderful!

  17. This is one of the cutest cards I’ve ever seen! Your talent is amazing!!

  18. Oh, Ann! Your card is delightful! I love the faux fur, the faux frost and the faux water coloring!

  19. I love how you put so much soft colors in your designs. This card is beautiful!

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