Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Country Livin' Watercolor Birthday Cards

This card is one that we did at a recent class using the new Watecolor Pencils and a blender pen.  Below the picture is a video explaining how it was done.  The technique is very easy, and makes anyone look like an artist!

See the directions in this video:

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Blender Pens

Monday, February 20, 2017

Never Ending Thank You Card -- A2 size

As a follow up to yesterday's post, this is a smaller version of the Never Ending Card.  It is A2 size so it fits in a standard card envelope.  This one was made as a Thank You for a gardener, so I used the Gifts from the Garden stamp set.  Although it's a bit more difficult to make because of the measurements (and the pursuing fractions!),  and the smaller decorating space, it's still a WOW card that will surely make its recipient smile!

Please check out the video below for directions.

Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Never Ending Birthday Card

This is the card we made at this weekend's card class.  It's called a Never Ending Card because is never stops opening.  I've also heard it called an Infinity Card or a Forever Card.  I've linked my YouTube video below the pictures so you can see how it was made.

These are such fun cards to make and they're quite impressive!  I hope you'll give it a try!

Check out the video to see the instructions:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Beach Scene Using Watercolor Pencils

This is a second card we made at the watercolor pencil class last weekend.  It came together so easily and has such a sense of calm and peace!  There's a video below the picture with instructions on how to make this card.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Watercolor Pencil Floral Birthday Card

I'm loving the new watercolor pencils in the Occasions catalog.  I held a card class last weekend and this is one of the cards we made.   We made three cards using three different techniques with the pencils.  For this one, we  used the pencils with an aqua painter.

The flowers are stamped using Black Memento Ink, then outlined using the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil.  I also ran the pencil oer the shaded part of the flower's petals.  Using an aqua painter, I then "pulled" the colors from the outline and the shading to color the leaves.  The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder set and is stamped using Rich Razzleberry.

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Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Touches of Texture Sympathy Card

I recently had a custom order for some sympathy cards.  This was one of the designs I made using the Touches of Texture stamp set. The card is simple, but I think its softness makes it comforting.

The soft background is stamped using the Work of Art stamp set and Daffodil Delight ink.  Over that, using Archival Black, is stamped the flower from the Touches of Texture an the stem in Old Olive.  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive. The beautifully scripted sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.   The very think middle piece of cardstock in Old Olive adds a  nice touch.  

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Chocolate Bar Valentine's Day Card

I made this card for my husband, who knows how much I love chocolate, for Valentine's  Day.  For every holiday or occasion, he always gets me a nice supply of my favorite chocolates, so I thought this card would be perfect for him.

It was quick and easy to make (my favorite kind of card).  See the  details in the video below:

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Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder