12 Tags of Christmas Day 5 // White Christmas

Hi and welcome back to Day 5! Jessica chose White Christmas as the carol for today and this little polar bear and I are dreaming of snow right along with her!

Here’s the scoop on the stamps: the little polar bear is from Over the River and those little trees are leftovers that I saved from another card I made with the Knockout Forest (love that die so much!), while the hill is from the super handy Landscape dies.

I made the aurora background with watercolor — this is so fun — and so easy to do! Here are the steps:

  1. Trim a piece of watercolor paper a little larger than your finished tag.
  2. Color all over with a wash of indanthrone blue.
  3. Load up a brush with a juicey mix of phthalo green and drag it through the indanthrone blue.
  4. Wait just a bit for the paint to settle a little and then while it’s still damp, load your brush up with a watery mix of phthalo green and drag it through some areas. Drag plain water through others.
  5. Touch in some hansa yellow light here and there. Any cool yellow will do — just don’t use a warm yellow as it will neutralize the phthalo green and make the colors duller. Lemon yellow would work great.
  6. Tilt the tag back and forth so the paint runs, then set it down and watch the colors mix and mingle! << This is the hardest part — just set it down and try not to fuss with it haha!

I’d love to see your tag if you give this a try!


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22 Replies to “12 Tags of Christmas Day 5 // White Christmas”

  1. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a COOL SKY! I love the little polar bears :)

  2. What a great northern nights background sky. Perfect for a polar bear in Christmas!

  3. Suellen Rowe says:

    Such a stunning background on a lovely card!! I hope I have similar paints in my stash that I can try this today.

  4. Such a beautiful tag! Love the background!

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful tag! I love the background colors and that sweet bear on your snowy scene!

  6. Maureen Morton says:

    Are you kidding, Lisa?! You continue to amaze…this background is jaw-dropping and the perfect environment for this sweet bear. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh wow–the Northern Lights sky is absolutely fabulous! Love this tag!

  8. Ashley Cortez says:

    Wow this is a beautiful tag and that aurora background is stunning love how you only colored the background and left everything else white

  9. Lovely tag, thanks for the instructions to recreate this gorgeous sky!

  10. renee milner says:

    Lovely tag, and what a great idea to make the aurora sky! Thanks for sharing the how-tos.

  11. So pretty!
    Love the Aurora background, stunningly beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. This background is stunning. Thanks for sharing a “how to.”

  13. Polar Bears and Northern Lights…what a great combo for a tag.

  14. Gah! So cute! And your aurora borealis sky is awesome!!!

  15. Such a pretty watercolor wash background. It is perfect for your bear scene! :)

  16. I like how you made the background really cool way to make this neat tag

  17. I love the way that you have created the pretty Northern Lights! This is a gorgeous little tag!

  18. Sharon Gullikson says:

    WOW, the sky is incredible. I love the northern lights!

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