– Tis the Season Digital Cut Files – Tis the Season Digital Cut Files has released some new digital cut files, and as an affiliate, I was first in line to get these free to make some beautiful projects! I’m really happy anytime I can use my e-cutters!

I love this set, Tis the Season. It’s got options for cards, scrapbooks, or planners, but you can really size these up or down to use any way you like.

For this set of files, I decided I wanted to try some watercolor techniques, so I set my Silhouette up to cut watercolor paper. I used the Coverstock, Heavy option and bumped the blade up to 8, which did a great job getting through the paper.

I used the Tis the Season Horizontal Card with Snow plus the Little Trees with Snow Vertical Card. Lookie: Tis the Season Cards

GOJUS! I did a couple of techniques with these cards. Because I was in a rush, I cut the paper BEFORE I painted it. I was worried that painting first would soften the fibers up a lot, it would take too long to dry, and then the cutter would have a hard time cutting it if it was still wet. Tis the Season Card

I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and for this card, I used the set of PearlĀ  Colors. I spritzed my Waffle Craft Water Media Mat with some water and laid the die cut piece on the wet surface, which allows me to paint without the paper curling. I added the blue color first, then added spots of pink and used one of the paint wells on the mat to mix the blue and pink for purple. And as it dried it did something very interesting. Tis the Season Card

The paint wicked AWAY from the die cut holes, leaving this interesting effect. I think because the moisture behind the paper kept coming to the front through the holes and diluting the paint? Little Trees Card

On the second card, I also tried the same technique, but the green color, while doing the same effect, left a yellow halo around the die cut holes, and I didn’t think it was as attractive. So instead, I painted over with the regular Gansai Tambi watercolors, doing an ombre effect from top to bottom and then packing salt thickly on top and drying with my heat tool. I had learned this technique at a recent watercolor presentation I attended. Little Trees Card

Using lots and lots of salt gives a very distressed, grainy effect that I really love. I then scraped all the salt off. Little Trees Card

I used’s Holly Jolly Sentiments to create the greeting and added an embossed edge with my Scorepal to add a little dimension. Tis the Season Cards

I used some nice iridescent sequins to add a little sparkle to my cards, and they were done! I look forward to creating more cards with Tis the Season!

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