Tag Archives: water color

Brave

Going through a long-term illness can be very difficult and continuing support after the initial burst of sympathy can be a nice way to keep someone’s spirit’s up. A few weeks after she took leave, I whipped up the card below and got some of my co-workers to sign it. The sentiment is from a free Studio Calico printable.

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Mama Elephant Wedding Wishes and Cheeky Statements

My love for Mama Elephant is well documented on this blog. Below are some recent projects using the Splendid stamp set and my all-time favorite set, Good Times.

IMG_0186I cut out a circle on water color paper using the Silhouette Cameo. Then, I heat embossed the Splendid sentiment in white powder, which was followed by using the Distress Ink pads in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, and Mowed Lawn to achieve a water color look. The little birds were stamped in Staz-On ink and then colored in with a water color brush using Neocolors.

My love of water color continued on this card. I used a one inch punch to create the circles from a water color tester sheet I made after purchasing a set of Faber Castell Gelatos last month. I popped some of the circles up using foam tape. The sentiment and dancing peeps are from the Good Times set.

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Card inspired by Kristina Werner

I learn so much from the kwernerdesign blog and the moment I saw this blog post, I had to try this technique myself.

I don’t have many flower stamps so I embossed a Hero Arts background stamp with white powder. I used all the colors Kristina Werner used on her blog (combination of distress markers and distress ink pads) and added Shaded Lilac to the mix. I also bought a set of watercolor brushes which enabled me to control the color saturation. The first photo is my tester and I love it. I think the first time around, this technique yielded an almost stained glass look.

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After building my confidence, I tried my hand with the larger piece, which is for a greeting card. I wasn’t as careful on the larger piece because I was trying out the larger water color brushes. I messed up a little on one of the lilac flowers and I could have left the pumice stone ink on longer before dabbing but overall, I love the effect.

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