Love, Laugh, Smile

Hi everyone. I’m here today with a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Bloghop.

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I have yet to be successful coloring an image with watercolor or do some no line coloring, so I decided to do something I am sure I know how to do – create a background with watercolors.

Here is my card —

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I also made a video with the steps I used to create this card. You can watch it below or on YouTube.

 

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

 

Just Knowing You Makes Me Happy

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Online Card Classes current class – Watercolor for Card Makers. Before I share my card, I just wanted to inform my lovely readers that I will not be having a Wednesday Card Day video this week. I’m quite wrapped up with the class I wont have time to edit between my job and time I want to spend playing with the different techniques we are learning in class. However, I will try to post my homework cards everyday (which is what I have for you today). I will defintely have a video next week.

Now on to my first homework card –

Just Knowing You Makes Me Happy

The first lesson was creating watercolor backgrounds and Jennifer Rzasa showed a technique using stencils which I really found unique and interesting. Now I have a confession to make, I don’t really have a proper watercolor palette and I wasnt sure if I wanted to purchase one since I already had my Inktense pencils and Distress Ink pads and markers to use. So when I saw the Crayola 8 color Palette at my local grocery store, I decided to try and test my skills before purchasing a better palette. To my surprise, I loved the effect. This card was created entirely with the Crayola 8 color set and the paintbrush included.

On some Strathmore watercolor paper, I used 3 different colors – red, orange and yellow and I let them blend within each other. The stencil I used was the Chevron stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop. For the sentiment, I used the Color and Sunshine set from Simon Says Stamp using Staz-On Jet Black ink.

To finish the card, I adhered the watercolor panel on to a Bazzill Black Licorice card base.  I also added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and black enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card. I will try to be back today with another homework card.

Thanks for reading.

 

Thank You For Everything

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a thank you card. It seems like I have been on a thank you card kick lately. I used one my favorite stamps from Simon Says Stamp. It is the Life Is A Journey set. I got this set from the September card kit and I have been in love with it.

The techniques I used for this card came from a tip that Laura Bassen shared during the Clean and Simple – One Layer Cards from Online Card Classes.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I used the dots stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and sponged it with some Memento Desert Storm ink. I also used the Simon Says Stamp Banner stencil and sponged it on the center with more Desert Sand ink.

For the flowers, I used the Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set and various shadow ink colors from Hero Arts (I will list them in the supply list below). I stamped a random pattern using the various flowers and leaves from the set diagonally.

For the sentiment, I used the “thank you” and “for everything” stamps from the same SSS set. I stamped the thank you on the stenciled banner and the “for everything” below the banner using Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe ink.

The technique that Laura shared was that we can show dimension through some illusion by layering inks.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. The Crafter’s Workshop Dot Stencil
3. Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set
4. Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Green Hills, Ultra Pink, Passion Flower, Cornflower
     Blue, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Tide Pool, Lemon Yellow,
     Mint Julep, Cup o’ Joe)
5. Memento Ink in Desert Sand

 

This is shared for the Work It Wednesday feature over at the Simon Says Stamp blog 

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading!

 

 

XOXO Hugs+Kisses

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week was – MONOCHROMATIC.

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Here is my card — the color I chose couldn’t be more obvious! 🙂

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I started this card with a panel sheet of Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow. I masked off a diagonal line, then I used the Heidi Swapp hexagon spray stencil with the Memento ink in Rose Bud. Instead of spraying, I used a sponge dauber and blended the ink for a softer look. Because I masked the diagonal line, when I removed the stencil it was completely free of ink. I stamped the Hugs & Kisses sentiment from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round sentiments in the same Rose Bud ink from Memento. I attached a light pink ribbon and adhered the pink punched out heart. I also accented the heart with some Glossy Accents. I placed the entire panel on a piece of Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa cut to a standard size card with the fold on top.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow
2. Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa
3. Heidi Swapp Hexagon Spray Stencil
4. Memento Ink in Rose Bud
5. Tsukineko sponge daubers
6. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments
7. Studio G and Hampton Art heart punch
8. Light Pink 1/4 inch ribbon
9. Glossy Accents

 

Thanks for reading!