Watercolor Snowflake Slimline Card

Want your holiday card to stand out? Try a tall slimline card like this Watercolor Snowflake Slimline Card! Shiny snowflakes pop with a blue watercolored ombré background.

Today we’ll be blending our inks by watercoloring! Since this will be done over heat embossed images, it’s considered the Emboss Resist Technique! Click here to see another tutorial video I created showing this versatile technique!

I designed this card as part of the design team for Joy of Sets. Today starts our monthly challenge for September.

Give it a try! I’d love it if you’d join in by picking any row, column, or diagonal row of this Tic-Tac-Toe grid for your project and link it here! I chose the right column: Layers, Blending, and Gems.

I think using layers on cards and projects is an easy way to add interest. Blending my three favorite blues gives this a winter feel that I was hoping for, and the snowflake gems add a bonus texture and sparkle! These three grid elements helped me create a holiday card!

See below for how to make this Watercolor Snowflake Slimline card!


Recipe for a Watercolor Snowflake Slimline Card:

Cut Cardstock:

  • Black cardstock: 7” x 8 1/2”, scored at 3 1/2” for your cardbase.
  • Bermuda Bay: 3 1/4” x 8 1/4”.
  • Watercolor Paper: 3” x 8”.
  • Vellum: 1 1/2” x 4”.

Emboss Snowflakes:

  • On your watercolor paper, stamp snowflakes randomly with versamark ink.
  • Sprinkle with white (or clear) embossing powder, tap off the excess, and then heat until it’s shiny and set.

Watercolor your ink background:

  • Add a little water to the top side of your ink pad holder, then use a paintbrush to grab a little ink and add it. Mix it up, and start painting over your snowflakes on the watercolor paper.
  • Start with your lightest blue first, then blend in your medium blue, and finally watercolor your darkest blue for an ombré effect.
  • Don’t worry if there is any ink on the snowflakes; this will wipe off with a paper towel.
  • When it is dry, adhere it to your Bermuda Bay piece.

Create your sentiment and Adhere it all together.

  • Stamp the sentiment with versamark ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder, and heat emboss.
  • Wrap the vellum around your watercolor/bermuda bay pieces and adhere on the back. This is a great way to get around hiding adhesive on the front of your card.
  • Wrap twine around the sentiment and tie a bow.
  • Next, adhere the snowflake piece to your cardbase.
  • Lastly, add a few snowflake gems!

Supplies for a Watercolor Snowflake card:



Snowflakes are just so pretty, and I love them on this slimline card. The dimensions give more room for a couple extra flakes!

Wanna try a few other cards using your watercoloring techniques? Click on the image to read the tutorials!

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8 Responses

  1. Beautiful card

  2. Love the blended background for this cheerful holiday card!

  3. I have yet to try a slimline card – this one is so pretty –

  4. Cheryl Even says:

    Love the ombre look with the embossed snowflakes, and the vellum with the stamped sentiment is the perfect finishing touch!

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