• Tag Archives water color
  • Grateful Autumn

    A fall sunflower & leaf bouquet in bright autumn colors with gold embossed outlines. Since the images are layered flowers, you only have to ink the layers to get the colors filled in. The flowers & leaves have matching dies making this an easy card that only looks hard to do.

    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC931) & I chose the quilting/sewing supply shop named RebsFabStash & their Pinterest Board. THIS lovely fabric was the inspiration for my autumn card. I used 3 sets of flowers, 1 set of leaves & random dot bg images for my gold embossed card. All of the flowers & leaf outlines were gold embossed then put back into the Misti. These flowers are all layered images so I inked the different layers w/ the autumn colors to fill in the flower petals. For the leaves, I smooshed the ink onto an acrylic block, picked the color up w/ a water brush then painted them in. I used the matching dies for all of these & die cut an extra little leaf out of the same brushed gold paper I used to layer the black on. The tiny greeting was black embossed onto this leaf.

    Some of the flowers & leaves were popped up for a little dimension.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Splatter Leaves, Sweet Surprise, Like a Sunflower, Layered Daisy Bouquet, Kittie Says Friends, Random Dots Bg Strip
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, metallic brushed gold, black
    Ink:   Encore Ultimate Metallic gold, Versaclair nocturne, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, set #2, set #3, set #4, set #10
    Accessories: Rubbernecker Stamps: Leaf Trio, Splatter Leaves, Sweet Surprise, Like a Sunflower, Layered Daisy Bouquet, Nested Rectangle w/ Square Holes dies, Mirror gold embossing powder,  Crossover II, Misti, black embossing powder

  • Watercolor Geraniums

    A quick, but kinda fancy birthday card featuring a new geranium set & new, fancy die. I used some Peerless watercolor sheets to paint the geraniums.

    A big congrats to Christine, the newest Featured Stamper (FS842)! She has a fabulous gallery full of gorgeous florals & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the circular flower element but used a stamped & watercolored floral instead of die cut flowers. I also used different dies, colors & changed mine to an A6 card instead of square.

    After stamping the geraniums onto watercolor paper, I used a couple of paintbrushes & Peerless watercolor booklet to paint them. Had to do a little out of the box when I die cut them to keep from cutting off the leaves on the right. The large, fancy circular die was used on some maroon paper. After I cut it, I liked the way it looked when I put it back inside the cutout, so I used this way.

    For the Happy Birthday, I used the big Happy & the small Birthday, stamped them w/ a combo of Versaclair Glamorous & Purple Delight to get the color I wanted, then die cut them. The greeting & flower circle were popped up a bit.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Geranium Sparkle set, Happy Birthday Lg/Sm set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white,  maroon, Canson watercolor paper
    Ink:  Versaclair Glamorous, Purple Delight, Nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:   Happy Birthday Lg/Sm set, Decorative Floral Circle dies,  Peerless Water Color pack, Crossover II, Misti

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  • With Love

    For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC895), we’re visiting Mud Pie & their Pinterest Boards where I found THIS lovely picture. I really liked all the hearts in different papers so I based my card on that.

    My card is pretty easy..I die cut the white background panel w/ a stitched rectangle then ran it thru w/ the quilted stitch piercing die. All the hearts were die cut out of various watercolor & shaving cream background scraps I had in my stash. I elected not to use the open outlines & used only the solid centers of the hearts. After arranging them, I stamped & die cut the greeting then added a narrow turquoise layer underneath.

    The hearts were all popped up just a bit before attaching to the white pierced layer.

    so much for stopping by! 



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Phrases #1
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, turquoise, various watercolor & shaving cream bg scraps
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Quilted Stitch Piercing, Small Tags, Heart Outline dies 

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