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181 posts categorized "Watercolor"

Roses and Butterflies
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! For today's card I've played with a couple of shimmery watercolor pigment powders and some Memory Box products.
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I first white heat embossed the flowers on watercolor cardstock.
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I carefully dabbed the colors on and spritzed with water. With a paper towel I dried off the edges and any spots that were too dark, but I didn't overdo the use of water because I feel the powders truly shine when the pigment is allowed to do it's own thing.
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After it was completely dry I buffed off the color that was on top of the embossing powder.
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I cut a piece of vellum to size and dry embossed it. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the same color cardstock I used for base. I first adhered the flower and sentiment to the vellum which allowed for glue on the back of the vellum. Here I'm trying to show you the shimmery galaxy like flowers.
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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Stay safe and crafty. 

Tina

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Heartfelt Hugs
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Thank you so much for dropping by the Poppystamps blog today! I have got something a little new and different for me, a stamped and watercolored image using the pretty Peony Garden Corner from Memory Box Open Studio. I just LOVE using die cuts on everything, and making paper art! But when I opened my Design Team package from our Poppystamps guru, Dave, I just wanted to try this technique. Even though I didn't exactly get the results I hoped for, I loved doing it! I am also going to keep on practicing too, which is what I tell every person who tells me they just can't make their projects "look just right." Take a look.

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I started out by cutting the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle out of Memory Box Open Studio Watercolor Paper. I love the wonky edges.

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I stamped the images from the Peony Garden Corner on the watercolor paper, aligning things just the way I wanted with my MISTI. Once the ink was dry, I painted the peonies with some inexpensive watercolor paint.

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I was going for a messy, artistic look, where some of the color bleeds out of the images. I don't think I went nearly "messy" enough! I then added a few colorful paint splatters with my paintbrush too. I used a lot of water first, then added drops of paint, then added more paint once the layers and colors were dry. So my finished peonies now have a really chalky and thick look and feel to them. What will you create with this beautiful Peony Garden Corner set?

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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Washi Leafy Garden Border
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters! Today I’m using some of Poppystamps wide washi tape for my card design.

I started by taking some of the Cornelia Variegated Wide Washi Tape (this washi tape is available in 3 colours and two widths) and adhering it to white cardstock for die cutting.

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I die cut the Leafy Garden Border from this and also from a piece of purple card stock.I wanted a shadow effect behind the washi layer so that it popped more from the background. I did this by gluing the washi piece slightly offset from the purple layer.

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To continue with the purple theme, I die cut the Luscious Script Wishes from watercolour paper and applied a wash of Distress Ink in Wilted Violet, leaving the bottom of the die cut dark and lightening it as I worked up the die cut. Very quick and easy to do!

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The birthday sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock and I die cut the butterfly from the Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.

This was a quick card to put together thanks to the washi tape and am using it more and more in my card making, especially when I need a last minute card.

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Thanks for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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Stone Garden Planter by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Did you know that July is World Watercoloring Month? I thought it would be fun to play with watercolors and watercolor pencils to create a stone planter look with the Whittle Cutie Rabbit die.  It's also a fun way to use many different animal dies!

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For the base of the card front, I used the Circle Fold Frame die cut in a light gray cardstock, along with the matching Lattice cut out of white, and the Adriana curve cut out of a smooth watercolor paper. The beautiful Floral Cluster was used as the base of the flower pot.  Lots of matching floral and greenery fillers were also die cut using smooth watercolor paper (the exact dies used are listed below). 

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The inside of the card had a white-on-white look with the Floral Cluster glued to the top.  I just love embellishing the interiors as well as exteriors.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in silver, and the font from Peony Garden Corner was perfect for the simple-yet-elegant look I was going for. 

Check out the video I've made to show you how I used the watercolor pencils!  So easy to create lots of rich texture in colors.  I'll also show how to tone down the colors for an easy matted pastel look.  Have a great day!

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Christmas In July Easel Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today sharing a Christmas watercolor easel card. It's never too early to start making Christmas cards, is it?

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Here are some close-ups of my card.... 
 
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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!

 

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Happy 4th of July
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and Happy 4th of July!

Celebrating the USA today with a red white and blue watercolor and die cuts card.

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Using Poppy's new watercolor card stock, I spritzed the card with water, just touching the card with color in random places. 

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Next, I added the blue. If there were puddles, I picked them up the a paper towel.

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I chose dies I thought looked like fireworks exploding in the sky, like Poppy's new, Brillant rings. Notice I left them together.

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Once dry, I added my panel to a card front, and began adding my die cuts in red white and blue glitter card stock. It's really fun to play with your dies, using them in non traditional ways.

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Here I had to get a bit creative for my sentiment. Using Doodle Happy Birthday and Doodle Happy Easter dies,

I cut up the letters in the happy and easter to create U S A.

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Here's hoping you have a happy and safe 4th of July! 

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