Big Pumpkin Watercolor Card | Colorado Craft Company

Today is all about watercoloring! I had so much fun painting this big pumpkin stamp from Colorado Craft Company!

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So, to start this card I stamped the large pumpkin from the Jack-o-Lantern stamp set onto Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I painted the pumpkin using Prima watercolors. I used a dry painting technique where I would load up my brush with color and paint onto the dry paper. I would add the paint only where I wanted the color to be the darkest and then I would clean off the brush. Using clean water I would then drag out the color on the paper from the area I added the color. The further I dragged out the paint, the lighter the color would get.

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For the background I used my Prima watercolors as well, but I also added in a few colors from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I started out really light on the background and worked on deepening up the color with lots of layers.

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When the painting was finished I cut the panel to 5.75 x 5.75 and popped it up on a 6 x 6 card base with foam tape. I used a white pencil and white gel pen to add glowing lights to the background. I also used the white pencil for some highlights on the pumpkin. I used a dark blue colored pencil to deepen up some of the shading.

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For the sentiment I picked out the stamp which says “Happy Halloween” and embossed it in white onto Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock. I cut it down into two strips and popped them up on the card. To finish the card I went over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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Thanks So Mush | Spellbinders Large Die of the Month September 2019

Hello crafty friends! Check out these cute little mushrooms from the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month club for this month. This die kit also comes with the dies to make gnomes and a squirrel, but I really wanted to use the mushrooms on this card!

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When you have a card idea with lots of die cutting, I find it best to figure out all the cuts you will need and then get them all cut first. So that’s how I started. Once I had all of the pieces I assembled my mushrooms with some liquid adhesive.

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For the background of my card I stamped the Sketchy Lines background stamp from Simon Says Stamp onto some white cardstock using Oatmeal Cookie ink from Fun Stampers Journey. Next I made an A2 size card base out of Dark Roast cardstock (also from FSJ) and adhered my stamped background onto that. I arranged all of my mushrooms on the card and once I figured out a placement I was happy with I popped them up with foam tape. I then glued the grass the to bases of the mushrooms with liquid glue.

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For the sentiment I found some stamps in my collection which say “thanks so much” and carefully masked off the letter “c” in the word “much” with some tape. I then inked up the stamps and removed the tape so that the ink was not on that one letter. I stamped that onto some white cardstock with the Oatmeal Cookie so my sentiment read “thanks so m ch” and then I cleaned the stamps off really well. I then placed the sentiment into my Misti so that the letter “s” from the word “so” lined up where the missing “c” was. I masked off all the letters except the “s” and inked up the stamp. I then stamped the “s” so that my completed sentiment would read “thanks so mush” which goes perfectly with the theme of the card.

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I cut my sentiment into a strip and glued it along the bottom edge of the the grass. For the finishing touched I added a few sequins and dot embellishments. I also went over the white spots on the mushroom tops with Journey Glaze.


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Spooky Action Wobbler Card | Spellbinders Small Die of the Month

Hey guys! I am excited to share today’s card with you. This one is so cute, I love the little ghosts from Spellbinders’ Small Die of the Month Club. And the best part? The little ghost in the middle wobbles!

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I started with a piece of Lavender cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I placed the Diagonal Stripes stencil over that and went over it with Nuvo Black Diamond Glimmer Paste.

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I took the ghost die from the kit and cut two out of white cardstock and one out of white glitter cardstock. I also cut the pumpkin out of some orange cardstock. I cut some small pieces of black cardstock and glued them to the back of the ghosts and pumpkin to cover up the holes where the eyes and mouth are.

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I glued two of the ghosts and the pumpkin with some liquid adhesive. For the third ghost (the glitter one) I used an action wobbler to adhere it to the card. This is what makes it wiggle! Using foam tape I glued the panel onto a black card base.

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For the first part of the sentiment I die cut the word “boo” from the kit out of both black and green cardstock. I glued the green letters on top of the black ones to make them thicker and then glued them to the card. For the second half of the sentiment I embossed a stamp from the Best Witches stamp set onto orange cardstock with white embossing powder. I cut that into a strip and popped it up on the bottom of the card, and that actually finished this card up!


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Colorado Craft Company Stamptember Collaboration 2019

Hey guys! Have you seen the Colorado Craft Company Stamptember collaboration? Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company teamed up to create this limited time exclusive stamp. Be sure to grab this one quick, because once it is gone that’s it!

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This stamp set is perfect for little dancers. My daughter absolutely loves dancing, so I can see myself using this a lot in the future! I started by stamping the three little girls onto some Archers Cold Press watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I then watercolored the images with a combonation of Prima watercolors and Gansai Tambi watercolors.

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Once the paint was dry I added details to the image with Prisnacolor pencils. I also used a white gel pen to add dots to the dress on the girl in the center. I thought the yellow dress could use some sparkle, so I took a gold paint marker and added some dots to the tu-tu and the frill on the front.

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I picked one of the sentiments from the set and stamped it on the painting with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then popped the panel up onto a plum colored card base with foam tape and added a few sequins.


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Get Well Card with Colored Pencils | Stamptember 2019 Blog Party!

Happy Stamptember everyone! I am so happy to be a part of today’s Blog Party to celebrate this exciting month with Simon Says Stamp!

Click here to check out the Stamptember release!

I even have a special coupon to share with you!

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Be sure to head over the Simon Says Stamp Blog to check out all of the other awesome projects in this party! This party is huge and there are tons of cool coupons to be found along the way!

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For my card I used the Healing Hugs stamp set. I stamped the floral from the set onto a panel of Cornflower blue cardstock with Gina K’s In the Navy ink. I then colored that in with Prismacolor pencils.

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Using the same floral stamp I stamped around the edge of the panel using Versamark ink. I picked out the “Get Well Soon” sentiment which fits perfectly inside the floral wreath. I stamped that with the In the Navy ink and then I stamped it again right on top with Versamark ink. This way I was able to emboss over that sentiment with a clear embossing powder.

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I dragged my Versamark ink pad along the edges of the panel and then embossed that with silver embossing powder. I blended some white ink onto the center of the card and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink along the edges. Using a clean cloth I wiped away any of that ink that was on the embossed areas.

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I popped up that panel onto a 6x6 card base made out of In the Navy cardstock. Next I used a white gel pen to add a small amount of highlights to the flowers. I also took that pen and added little dots in different sizes around the wreath.

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To finish up the card I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the centers of all the flowers to add some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by with me! I hope you have a blast this Stamptember. Happy crafting!


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