Category Archives: Watercolor

Lawn Fawn + Distress Ink= AWESOME

Hey guys! Today’s card share is a card that I made with the most recent Lawnscaping Challenge in mind, Distress!

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Who isn’t in love with Distress Inks? …. Really… Name one person..lol. Well I am a total Distress ink nut.. And will find  any way possible to use them on a card:) For this card, I didn’t have to find a reason because it was the challenge. Yay!

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Anyway, I decided to play with this Ink “Smooshing” technique that Laura Bassen has somehow perfected. I put down a couple of distress inks straight from the pad onto my nonstick craft mat and spritzed a few sprays of water. Then, I “smooshed” my watercolor cardstock panel down onto the ink in different random directions until I was happy with the look.

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I then used the new Scripty Happy Birthday die to die cut along the bottom of the panel. I put blue foil paper from the DCWV Foil stack behind the negative of the image and aligned it to recreate the original shape.

A few more splatters and a couple of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins finished off the card. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

St. Patrick’s and a little watercolor

Hey ya’ll! I wanted to share a card I made for St. Patrick’s day! It was a lot of fun because I just winged it… No planning or anything.

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I used a cheap watercolor set that I got from Joann’s a while back and just played with a green ombré effect. I’m in love with how it turned out. I added the Gold Glittery flower and wanted to add twine leaves. The twine would not keep straight and kept twisting up… It was a happy accident that it ended up glued to the card looking like a flourish. Gold sequins complete the card. I’m dying to get my hands on some Pretty Pink Posh sequins… Hope everyone enjoyed…

Thanks for stopping by, HAPPY CRAFTING!

Life is Sweet

Hi everyone.. Just a quick post.. I have been very sick with the flu over the past week or so and  just today I’m feeling well enough to craft a bit. I haven’t finished the cards I’m working on for Valentine’s, so instead I will share a card I made a while back.

As most of you know Simonsaysstamp.com always has amazing promotions on their site. They are one of my absolute favorite places to order my craft supplies not to mention the infinite amount of inspiration their design team gives with each new release or occasion. This past September they put on a huge celebration called Stamptember and collaborated with top designers and companies to bring us exclusive stamp sets. One of those stamp sets I could not pass up. Being a card maker at heart the Tim Holtz exclusive  stamp set was the perfect size for cards.

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My card was made with the adorable icecream cone image. I have seen so many people use the image to add extra scoops and wanted to create my own version. I have recently fallen in love again with my Distress markers and using them to watercolor. I applied the marker directly to my nonstick craft mat surface, added a couple of water sprays and now you have ink to watercolor with. I love that you can control the intensity of the color by how little or how much water is added to the ink.

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Of course I used Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper, but you can use any watercolor paper of your choice.To help keep the ink within a boundary, so to speak, I stamped the images with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, topped each scoop off with distress stickles in coordinating colors.

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I love that this card can be given for a birthday or to a loved one for a special occasion. Hope to be back soon with Valentine card shares… Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!