Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Watercolor Pickup

     I love the old postcard fibe I get from this card. I'm still practicing my watercolor stamping with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. For this card I used Theresa Momber's "Country Roads" that I purchased two years ago. The paper looks torn as I used torn Post-Its to mask the edges. The perfect masculine birthday card.

Inside of Card

Cards in Envy - Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall - #55 - *
Cardz 4 Guyz - Autumn Colours - #7 - *
Make My Monday - No Patterned Paper - #23 - *
Retro Rubber Challenge(RRCB48) - Tie Me Up - #1 - *
Stamp TV - Torn Edges - *

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Watercolor Birdhouse

     I decided to try another watercolor card. For this card I primarily used Theresa Momber's "Birds & Blossoms I". The birdhouse is stamped on watercolor paper using watercolor markers (wilted violet). The bird and roof are Sepia.

      I also used some flower and leaf stamps from Theresa Momber's "Branching Out" and Gina K's "Handmade Botanicals". The flowers and greenery are fired brick, wilted violet, and peeled paint. 
      I have a new stamp set -- Gina K's "All About You". It has 5 sentiments that all contain the word "YOU". I thought that this was the perfect inside sentiment for "Happy YOU Day!".
Inside of Card
Dies Used: Little B - Scallops
                  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Jewels I


Addicted to Stamps - Leaves - #72 - *
Die Cuttin Divas - Birthday - #6 - *
House of Cards - Birds - #36 - *
Paper Girls Challenge - Nature - #18 - *
Stamp TV - Make a Scene - *

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

     BRRRRRR!!! You can feel the cold coming off of this card! A couple of weeks ago, I took a watercolor class - using my watercolor markers to color my stamped images. I threw my first snowman away. This is one is better, but I obviously could still use some more work on this. One thing I like about this technique is that there is lots of stamping. Most cards only require 2 or 3 stamps, but I stamped this snowman at least 7 times. 

     The stamp set I used is "Winter Cheer" by Gina K. I colored the image by coloring my stamp with watercolor markers and moving the color around with a paintbrush. The hat brim and ball are enhanced with clear Wink of Stella. It is distressed with Pumice Stone distress ink.
Inside of Card

Other supplies:
Dies: Darice - Nesting Wavy Squares
         Cheery Lynn - Allison's Ribbons
Embossing Folder: Sizzix - Poinsettias


Christmas Card Challenge - Holiday - #13 - *
Cut It Up - Die Cut/Watercolor - #16 - *
Stamp TV - Favorite Technique - Watercolor - *
Stamp TV - Snow - *
Use Your Stuff - Watercolor - #3 - *
Winter Wonderland - Cute Character - #33 - *