Card made using Sweet Candy Cane bundle and Christmas Banner Dies with a watercolored background, real red ribbon and seasonal sequins. Project designed and card made by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers for the 12 Days of Christmas with Brenda Nelson of Stamps and Stretchy Pants.

Hello again! Today I am sharing watercoloring with Sweet Candy Canes from the Sweetest Christmas collection. It’s day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas, and Brenda and I are sharing tons of ideas. I hope you are enjoying them! Today’s card was inspired by Shannon West. Shannon works at the Stampin’ Up! home office, and does gorgeous watercoloring.

12 Days of Christmas 2022 with Brenda Nelson of Stamps and Stretchy Pans and Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

I love the look of watercoloring, but sometimes it can be intimidating. But, today’s background is super easy, and a great one to try if you have never watercolored before!

Card made using Sweet Candy Cane bundle and Christmas Banner Dies with a watercolored background, real red ribbon and seasonal sequins. Project designed and card made by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers for the 12 Days of Christmas with Brenda Nelson of Stamps and Stretchy Pants.

How to make Watercolored Candy Canes

The essential tool for this project is our Water Painters. They come in a pack with 3 different size brushes, and the wide one is my favorite! You can add water in the barrel. For ink, I like to squeeze my ink pads to put ink on the lid, and pull it with the Water Painter. Then simply make sweeping lines on your cardstock. I like using Shimmery White Cardstock for watercoloring. It tolerates the water much better then plain Basic White cardstock.

While I was at it, I watercolored some White Glimmer Paper from the Red & White Glimmer Paper pack. I let it dry good, then die cut it using the Candy Cane Dies. I also die cut holly leaves from green watercolored Shimmery White Cardstock, and other foliage from Pool Party cardstock using the Christmas Banners Dies.

Card made using Sweet Candy Cane bundle and Christmas Banner Dies with a watercolored background, real red ribbon and seasonal sequins. Project designed and card made by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers for the 12 Days of Christmas with Brenda Nelson of Stamps and Stretchy Pants.

So, if you have not yet tried watercoloring, I hope you do!

Thank You

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a watercolored candy canes card. Now hop on over to Brenda’s blog to see what she has to share. I know you will love it! And if you missed the beginning of our 12 Days of Christmas, you can start with day 1 here.

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