Okay guys here is the card that I created with the watercolor panel I created in the last post.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at first, but I finally decided to use my Concord & 9th Being Classy stamp set with my Brutus Monroe Gradient ink pads (Royal and Candy Apple) and my Umbrella Craft dye ink pad in Mint.
Once again my trusty Misti has come in to save the day because stamping on this Strathmore watercolor paper was no fun. Not. One. Bit. I think I stamped each sentiment 3 times.
My card base was made from some white Recollections 110lb cardstock and I used my Winnie & Walter Big, Bold and Happy set to stamp Happy Mother’s Day.
I attached the watercolor paper to the base with some Tombow Mono Multi.
And I am done!
So this past Friday I was in the office alone and on my lunch break I decided to take another stab at watercoloring, but this time with some Tombow Dual Brush markers and my newly purchased Pentel waterbrush.
I used the method of scribbling ink on an acrylic block and picking it up with my water brush & then applying it to paper. (Speaking of paper this is a ready cut 5×7 pack of Strathmore paper). I don’t know too much about shadows and such so I just colored until I liked what I saw. My technique also included applying the marker directly to the flower and then dragging the color out with my water brush.
What I can say with this particular brush is that the water flow is steady and strong so for this project I didn’t fill the brush. To apply water I would dip the brush in water, wipe it on a paper towel and then apply it to the paper.
Once I finished coloring, I decided I wanted some shimmer. I don’t have any shimmer sprays so I scribbled some of my Recollections watercolor crayons (the white one) on a block and applied it over the top of each flower. SHIMMER! For this panel I decided to use it as a Mother’s Day card. Stay tuned!!!
So I stumbled upon a coffee lovers crafting group and I almost died I was so excited. I love coffee! I mean, who doesn’t…well a lot of people but I do love it.
I’ll leave the site so that you can get more info on the group AND the blog hop.
I decided to join the hop and so far I’ve created 2 cards. I do plan to do one more.
These two cards are using Taylored Expressions Joe to Go stamp/die combo.
I received these in the mail as part of the Tombow Brand Ambassador program and I was super excited to try them out. I recently picked up a Stampendous flower/butterfly cling stamp set and this was a great way to take these for a test drive.
At the end of the coloring I ended up incorporating my basic Crayola colored pencils and filled in this flower and the two leaves. I used purples and a blue out of the Crayola set to add shading. My sentiment came from a Wplus 9 designs set called Grateful Greetings.
After completing this I figured this would be a great addition to the Right at Home National Craft Month blog hop. I recently discovered the Right at Home online shop. Nicole carries an array of products including inks, stamps & dies, adhesives, etc – an all around cool one stop shop.
Butterflies, glitter and an encouraging statement. I think that makes a perfect card.
I started off playing around in some recently purchased Stabilo 68 mini pens (courtesy of Blitsy) and a Stampendous Cling Lovely Garden stamp set. I am super new to coloring and blending with markers so I was happy with my second attempt (my first with Tombow dual brush markers). I then decided to stamp two butterflies in Versafine Onyx black ink on the top and bottom of a white cardstock panel and also to stamp the sentiments in different pigment inks.
And then a light bulb clicked on. Why don’t I heat emboss each word with colors similar to the butterflies. I grabbed my MISTI, Colorbox Clearsnap pigment paintbox pad in Love, WOW clear dull embossing powder and got to work. After masking, inking and stamping the words kind and thoughtful from the Concord and 9th Being Classy stamp set I stamped the rest of the sentiment in black ink.
The next step was assembling the card:
- I used my Tombow Xtreme adhesive to attach the card panel to the black card base.
- I cut a thin strip of magenta glitter paper and with my Xtreme adhesive I attached it to the left margin of the card panel.
- For creating the butterflies I had stamped, colored and die cut them out on a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere them to the card panel on top of the stamped butterfly images.
Note: If I were to recreate this card I think I would move the ampersand to fit between words kind and thoughtful.
So in preparation for a training session I decided to make one of the team leaders a thank you card. She is always helpful whenever I call or email her and so I decided to show my appreciation. I figured the Concord and 9th Painted Thank You stamp set would be perfect.
This card was pretty straightforward. I cut out a panel on some Recollections 110lb white cardstock and used some black Recollections 110lb cardstock to create a base. I heat embossed the sentiment onto the panel with gold powder. From then on, its just a question of assembling the card.
I used my Tombow stamp runner to adhere the panel to the gold/khaki printed background and then adhered the combo panel to the black card base.