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  1. This watercolor piece is awesome! I can't wait to try this out for myself; it looks like so much fun and really relaxing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful! I'm gonna give this a try!! I noticed you didn't use the Non-stick powder before you stamped with the Versamark. Does it not work well with watercolor? Thanks!!!

  3. I would love to have a shower curtain with that gradation of colors! :o)

  4. I bought those watercolors last year because you use them so much and I loved them. I need to break them out and give them another go! ❄️❄️❄️❄️

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! I love this card! Thank you for not sending it up so we could see the process of how you did this. I would like to also see this done in a red gradiate card too.

  6. This technique is so beautiful. I love these colors and I had no idea had many layers of color you needed to make it. Thanks for showing the process. Maybe you should frame this card!

  7. I absolutely LOVE this watercolor! I watched you getting ready to stamp on it and I started to scream at you to leave it alone, don't stamp on it! LOL, you stamped it anyway and it looks beautiful with the stamped snowflakes and sentiment, but oh how I loved just the background. TFS the technique. I may have to try that.

  8. Kristina, thank you for the real time watercoloring. I was mesmerized. Beautiful card!

  9. It amazes me that I've been following you for so, so many years and I still am surprised and in love with your stile!! Thank you for still putting in the work to share so many different Christmas card ideas every year

  10. Awesome background, Kristina!!! I love the whole look. I've tried faux dip dye (at least I assume that's what I was doing), but never did it quite like that, and never liked the results. I'll have to try this your way. Thank you for the explanation of dip dye, with the harsh line at the top. I hope you don't take this as a criticism, but I noticed the embossing on the greeting was a bit "pock-marked." Was that because of the texture of the paper, or something else? Again, I don't mean this to be disparaging; I'm just curious, as I've had that happen to me before. I'd just like to know if there is a way to prevent/fix it, or if it is just the nature of the heat-embossing beast. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous artwork. Take care, & have a most wonderful day! 🙂

  11. This is a beautiful card. 😍 I love watching your videos. Whoever gets this card is very lucky! 🤩

  12. I love this! Such a beautiful card, and that background! I think it could be used for summer water as well. 🙂

  13. Stunning card, I know this is strange but I have to know what your tshirt says…

  14. I absolutely love your background, too. In fact, I wish you had kept the etherial, eternal looking scene uncovered and just added a small word subtle gray sentiment with maybe a small star — something like All is calm, All is bright. Your background set such a beautiful mood I was sad to see you cover it with big words and and sequins. : ( I know everyone will hate me for saying this. . .

  15. Captivating! Except for the stunning colors, it reminds me of sand dunes. Such an unusual and fascinating technique. Might have to give it a try! Thanks.

  16. I love the powder blue in this set may try that with darker blues! Since I have this set.

  17. I love this card and hope I can try it one day soon. It turned out so beautiful and reminds of looking out over the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Georgia!

  18. What an amazing watercolor background, and what a gorgeous card! I love it!❤❤❤❤😍😍😍😍

  19. I loved it the first time you showed this technique and I love it this time! Beautiful card Kristina

  20. Wow! I love the simplicity of this card! I wouldn’t have thought to leave the raw edge. The die dipped technique is one that I will definitely be trying this season!

  21. the ad you put up before your video was really good I watch the whole thing and clicked on it. Its an art store in Canada. I will check them out for sure. Great video as always! Merry Holidays!!

  22. I absolutely LOVE this card!! It reminds me of my favorite place…Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  23. Time consuming yes, but totally worth every minute you put into it. Gorgeous card Kristina. Great series, thank you for sharing.

  24. Always concerned about adding sequins and wondering if they made the journey through the postal system. Any insight on that? Just had a card (with just a couple of sequins) returned to me ….totally ripped in half…with a "sorry" note from the post office!
    I know you love the Daniel Smith watercolors, BUT they are very expensive and would love to see you do the same/similar technique with other popular watercolors…just for comparison….and maybe to validate my theory that an artist can make beautiful cards/art with any decent watercolor product!

  25. The card turned out AMAZING! But could we honestly expect anything less from you Kristina? Absolutely not! I am living for those gradients! 😊

  26. Sooo beautiful!!
    The background is simple but elegant. Whole card is stunning. My favorite so far. Love it.❤

  27. This card is oh so gorgeous and quite stunning. A set of these cards would make a beautiful gift set. Using these ombré colors or in several different ombré sets. I am so fond of these colors and have been picking up supplies in this color scheme. Thank you for this lovely inspiration, Kristina. I love your Christmas card series! I rewatch them every year! Happy Holidays to you! Katz

  28. Beautiful card and watercoloring is gorgeous as usual! Thanks for your tutorial! God bless!!!

  29. I might be a day late, but so far, I haven't missed a single video in your 2019 card series.
    As more cards are made, it is getting increasingly difficult to decide on a favorite. I think today's is so beautiful! The gradiation of color is stunning. Reminds me of a mist over mountaintops!

  30. Love the card but wanted to ask a question
    As a fellow creator on a much smaller scale – I was wondering whether you are concerned about the new COPPA regulations, my crafting channel is just my hobby and hopefully helps fellow crafters with their scan n cuts but now I’m thinking off taking my channel off You Tube because I could label my videos for kids as I don’t make money from my channel but then I’m concerned what content including subject language ‘cut’ and tools used like scissors might not comply with child friendly. My audience is primarily folks 40+
    Just wondering what you intend to do and why. I’m also afraid that all my favourite you tubers (you channel included) are going to disappear because of it! Your thoughts please? Xxx thanks in advance xx

  31. Love the watercolors on this card.  Your card is beautiful.  I'm really enjoying your Christmas series as always.  🙂

  32. Gorgeous. Off to play with my watercolours and embossing powders. Thanks for the inspiration

  33. Beautiful card. Your videos are always a perfect start to my day. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  34. I love this card. Strange how just a small thing like the torn edge at the bottom just adds so much to the design. Loving this series. Can hardly wait for the next video. These are wonderful.

  35. This reminds me of stylized mountains – reminiscent of the Great Smokey Mountains. I can see many occasions for this card.

  36. Your background is AMAZING! I too, didn't want you to do anything with it, except maybe frame it. Your video and technique are going to be my inspiration for my coloring today for Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I'm hoping my comes out as beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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