Monday, May 19, 2014

Watercolor Backgrounds

I've been VERY busy the last couple weeks. It's been a good busy! One of the things I've been doing is the on-line Watercolor for Cardmakers class. Yep...I've been making fun watercolor creations. It's like the hottest trend in paper crafting right now!!! This class is great! Some of the techniques seem so easy...while you're watching the videos...and THEN...hummm. Let's just say I have a pile of "special" pieces. HA! But that's ok...cause I'm having fun...and that's what matters most. Here's a few that made it to a complete card. (products listed at bottom of post)

I used watercolor paints and a stencil to create this soft color wash background.

The fun sequins really add to the design. The "real" color of the round flat sequins shows up better in the closeup pic. They add that extra little "pop" of bright color...which really kicks things up a notch. Aren't those flat star sequin and star rhinestones great?! BTW- if you need a sequins "fix" - Simon Says Stamp is the hook-up! You're welcome ;)

The next two cards were created with distress inks and acrylic blocks.

 "hello" is diecut from white cardstock - 4 times - then stacked for dimension.

I did the same thing with the flower die -- cut it out 4 times & stacked. The sentiment is embossed with white ep on black cardstock.

It was sooooo fun creating these cards with watercolor backgrounds. I'm sure I'll have more to share, as soon as I get 'em finished and photographed. Don't hold your breath....just sayin'!

Have a GREAT Monday!

Lucky Stars Card
Stamp: Hero Arts- Darling Sentiments (Studio Calico)
Stencil: Memory Box - Stars Starry Night
Die: My Favorite Things - Jumbo Cloud Stax
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp and Studio Calico
Rhinestones: A Muse Studio
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Watercolor Paints
Watercolor Paper

Hello Card
Die: Simon Says Stamp - Small Hello
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks
Watercolor Paper

Think of You Card
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Like Your Style Set
Die: Simon Says Stamp - Tall Flowers
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks; VersaMark
Watercolor Paper
White Embossing Powder 
Embossing Magic


Ashley Harris said...

Sweeet!!! (swoon) ;)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh I LOVE these!!! I want to try it!!!
Maybe today I will be able to set apart some time to play... if not today, soon! I love the look of this! So pretty and unique and artistic and fun