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176 posts categorized "Watercolor"

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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Summer birthday
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Can you believe it's July? The last 4 months feel more like years. Right? It's officially summer though and we can at least enjoy the wonder of flowers. So today I have a dry embossed, watercolored card for you.
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I started by applying ink to the inside of the embossing folder. I used Distress ink, since they're easy to clean. I spritzed a bit of water, wiped off the flower part as best I could, and laid the watercolor cardstock on top. I then ran it through my die cutting machine. Make sure you follow directions for your machine, these are thick embossing folders.
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I first heat set the ink with my heat tool and then applied a dark yellow ink - pad directly to paper - over the sunflower. Notice that I got some yellow into the blue background. I'll cover that later. With a waterbrush I carried some of the ink to the rest of the petals. I again made sure it was completely dry before lightly running over my embossing ink. I did get more ink on than planned, but I had just reinked my pad. So that's something to keep in mind. I added a clear  glittery embossing powder and heat set that. Then I used my finger to dab embossing ink to the middle of the flower and applied an embossing powder that's a mix of gold, silver and copper. Watermark1.593510977832E12

I then cut my scallopped frame and placed over the sunflower. Here I've already cut off a couple of corners but you can still see that it's quite off set. I adhered the flower and frame to a white cardbase.
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I cut a couple of butterflies and a happy birthday sentiment from glitter cardstock. I absolutely love this teal color and it's the perfect contrast to the yellow flower.
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I adhered the sentiment cuts and then played around with placing the butterflies strategically to cover my ink pad mistakes from earlier. I didn't cover all of them, but most.
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So there you have my sparkly flower card, and in case you missed it the challenge theme this month is Glim and Glam - add some sparkle.

See you next time. In the meantime, happy crafting!

Tina

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Eternal love
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans, I hope you are safe and well. Summer has finally come here in Denmark and recently my husband and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. I'm a very lucky woman to have my best friend and super supportive husband by my side. This year I kept it simple, some might even say girly. But he loved it.
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I started by spraying a liquid ink onto a panel of watercolor cardstock. I did this outside, because I didn't want the ink all over the floors. I spritzed a couple of times and then, while it was still wet, I poured over pink glitter. When it had dried completely I carefully removed the excess glitter by tilting the panel. I didn't flick it, because I didn't want to risk all the glitter falling off.
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I then cut the Confetti Heart plate from white cardstock and adhered on top of the watercolor panel. In this close-up you can see the glitter. 
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I stamped a sentiment, cut it with my trimmer and poped it up for dimension.

I would love to hear from you. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Peony Garden
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am happy to be back sharing another card with you all. 

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I started my card by using the gorgeous Peony Garden Corner Stamp Set. I stamped it in VersaFine Black Ink onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper. I added clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt the powder. 

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Next, I added my color. I used Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. I pressed my ink cubes onto my craft mat and misted it with water. I then used a small piece of acetate to "pick up" the ink. Lastly, I smooshed the acetate down onto my card panel to transfer the color. Because I used a small piece of acetate I was able to control where the color went. Although I didn't worry too much, as I wanted the color to go outside of the lines and look "uncontrolled". Once my card was dry, I stamped my sentiment directly onto my card panel.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to give this technique a try. 

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Thankful for you
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. Here in Denmark we have now re-opened pretty much everything, which is a bit worrying. I'm glad schools only have a few weeks left before summer break, although the weather is more autumn like than summer. With my card today I'm trying to rectify that and bring you summer vibes.
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I started by ink blending Antique linen distress ink through the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I then colored in the areas of flower petals with light yellow, light and dark pink Arteza markers and blended them with a waterbrush. I did the same with the leaves using 2 dusty green markers.
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When I was done with my watercoloring I wanted to frame the image. This is when I realized my card stock was larger than an A2 panel. But this actually worked out great with this frame set. I cut the frame and the Friend word from glitter cardstock.
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I added sparkle with a spectrum noir sparkle pen.
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I adhered the frame and friend word, and stamped a sentiment.
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I hope this cheared you up! Thanks for stopping by. I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment. Happy crafting!

Tina

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Cherry Blossom Wreath
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of crafty goodness at Poppystamps! Sue here today with the amazing Cherry Blossom Stamp and Die Set.

The Cherry Blossom wreath is large, it measures just a smidge over 5.25" across and takes up a full card front. I really wanted this wreath to be the star of the card so I used the entire image.

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I heat embossed the wreath in gold sparkle embossing powder on watercolour paper and used Zig Real Brush Markers in some vibrant shades for watercolouring. 

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I die cut the wreath and adhered it to a 5.25" striped blue paper from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes & Dots Paper Pad with foam squares.

I searched through my stash for a small and simple sentiment to stamp in the centre of the wreath.

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Next I took the Holiday Mistletoe die and die cut it several times from vellum to tuck around the outside and inside of the wreath. This adds texture and more depth to the card. Remember to look through your holiday dies as they can be adapted for card designs all year long.

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As my final step I adhered the wreath panel to a 5.5" white square card base. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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