Pretty Floral Cards made from Watercolor Play Time

170615_card_1Yesterday I showed you the results of my play time with new watercolors, new watercolor paper, and a new stamp. I really wanted to turned the beautiful watercolored stamped images into card, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to proceed. Then as it would happen, I watched a video by Amy Rysavy. I thought her cards were so beautiful and I wanted my images to have a pretty layout like hers. Along with the front of the card, I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope I made for each card.

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Watercoloring on Kraft Card Stock

170610_DistressInk_Altenew_PeonyBouquetThis was a fun technique. I stamped and embossed the images on Neenah Desert Storm card stock. Then I watercolored the images with white pigment ink. Finally I watercolored the images with Distress Inks. I love the pretty pastel result.

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Art Impressions Cabin by the Stream

170609_AII’m a huge fan of Art Impressions Watercolor stamps!! These amazing stamps make it so easy to create a beautiful watercolored scene. After watching a video by Bonnie Krebs, I used a variety of Art Impression stamps to create this card. Once the art work was complete I mounted it on Kraft card stock.

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Card Inspired by an Art Piece

170607_Butterflies_EmbossingI saw an art print in a shop recently and wondered if I could make something similar in card form. I used Old Paper Distress Ink to blend the background. Then my background stamp was embossed with gold embossing powder. The butterflies were watercolored with Distress Ink. I also made a border around the card base with gold embossing powder to match the embossing on the card.

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Plant Kindness Card from Inspiration Planter

170604_Plant_CardUsing black card stock, I hand drew the design and hand wrote the words (Plant Kindness). I used the Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens and the Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen to create the designs. I adhered my finished art work to a piece of pink card stock cut with a scalloped rectangle die and then adhered that to a white card base.

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Embossed Backgrounds Turned Into Cards

These are the completed cards for the embossed backgrounds from yesterday’s post.

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Watercolor Card with new markers

170502_MOZartBrushPensI recently purchased a new set of waterbased brush pens called MozArt Brush Pens. I watched a few video reviews prior to making the purchase. I was looking for something similar to the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers only not as costly. The thing about these pens that really interested me is the fact that there are refills available.

I tried my new pens out on this card. The colors are really vibrant, in fact maybe too vibrant for my liking. Strong primary colors seem to be what the 20-pen set is made up of. I’m not 100% sure that I’m happy with the pens, but I will keep using them and hope to learn to like them.

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Wildflowers in the Wind

170426_RubberneckerThis layering stamp made by Rubbernecker is a bit difficult to line up (at least for me). I think I’ve finally got it worked out and the MISTI stamp positioner was what saved the day for me. I used Distress markers colored directly onto the stamp with a spritz of water before stamping them on the watercolor paper.  Once the stamping was completed, I splattered some Distress Ink, Heidi Swap gold Color Shine and some water on the watercolor paper. I also blended some Distress Ink for the background.

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