The Stampin Up Dove Of Hope Bundle And A Gorgeous Watercolor Effect

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and no matter how much I think I’ve prepared, somehow it always sneaks up on me. So, I’m getting a jump start on making all my Christmas cards this year. I love beautifully adorned and colorful Christmas cards, so I created today’s card using the Stampin Up Dove of Hope Bundle, as well as a beautiful watercolor technique. Didn’t it turn out gorgeous?! I can’t wait to show you how I created this card, and how to try out the watercolor technique!

The Stampin Up Dove Of Hope bundle makes beautiful religious Christmas cards, such as this amazing one with a watercolor background technique.

Dove of Hope Bundle

The Dove of Hope Bundle by Stampin Up is a gorgeous collection. This bundle includes the Dove of Hope Stamp Set and the Detailed Doves Dies. Bundles make coordinating easy, and this bundle helped achieve the layered and multi-dimension look for today’s project.

The Stampin Up Dove Of Hope bundle makes beautiful religious Christmas cards, such as this amazing one with a watercolor background technique.

Video Tutorial

If you’d like to see a video tutorial of today’s project, feel free to follow along right here!

Now let’s talk about the items you’ll need to make this card.

Materials

  • Dove of Hope Bundle
  • Night of Navy Card Base measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • White Cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper measuring 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Gold Foil Paper
  • Adhesive Sheets
  • Stampin Pierce Mat
  • Scrap Paper
  • Size F Block
  • Snowflake Splendor Ribbon
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy
  • Water Spritzer

The Stampin Up Dove Of Hope bundle makes beautiful religious Christmas cards, such as this amazing one with a watercolor background technique.

Ok, enough prep, let’s get started!

Instructions

Whenever I do this technique, I like to start with the watercolor portion first so it has time to dry.

Watercolor Background Technique

First, ink the center portion of the F size block with Night of Navy. Next, ink the upper and lower portions of the block with Blackberry Bliss.

Spray the block with a spritzer approximately 15 times. This allows the ink to blend.

Flip over quickly and press onto the water color paper until you don’t see any white space. Let dry.

Assembling the Dove of Hope Christmas Card

Attach white cardstock to the card base. Use a strong adhesive to attach the watercolor paper.

Die cut the parts for the dove, branch and tag. Assemble. *Hint* – I used adhesive sheets on the back of my die cuts to make this easier!

Attach ribbon and tag. Beautiful!

The Stampin Up Dove Of Hope bundle makes beautiful religious Christmas cards, such as this amazing one with a watercolor background technique.

I love using this watercolor technique. My projects turn out differently each time, making all of my cards one-of-a-kind!

Other Watercolor Christmas Cards

Take a look at these other Christmas cards I’ve made using this same technique.

A Watercolor Christmas Card Using The Peaceful Nativity Bundle

Join in for this amazing watercolor Christmas card tutorial using the Stampin Up Peaceful Nativity bundle, and see exactly how to make this gorgeous one-of-a-kind watercolor silhouette card.

Religious Christmas Card Idea with Bethlehem Edgelits

Watercolor Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelits Dies - Holiday Catalog 2017

Watercolor Sleigh Ride Card

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Obviously, I love this technique!

Alternative Ideas Using the Dove of Hope Bundle

Here’s another card I created using the Dove of Hope Bundle by Stampin Up! You can see a tutorial of how I created this Simple Dove Christmas Card Idea here.

A simple dove Christmas card idea using the Stampin Up Dove Of Hope stamp set in the 2020 Holiday Mini Catalog.

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