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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Watercolor Galaxy and Triangle Stencil | Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends! Today I created a card using the Gansai Tambi watercolors and some products from Simon Says Stamp.

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I taped a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board and I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a galaxy background. I also used Raven ink from Brutus Monroe to blend along the edges to create a vignette. I added white watercolor paint to an acrylic block and flicked it onto my paper to make the stars.

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I taped down the Triangle Blast stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and went over it with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. Once it was dry I trimmed it to 4 x 5.25 and popped it up on an A2 size card base with foam tape.

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For the sentiment I picked out the Lucky to Know You die set from Simon Says Stamp and I cut it out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock three times. I glued the three sentiments together using Gina K Connect glue to create a dimentional sentiment. I then glued that to the center of my card.

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For the finishing touches I added a few Raindrop embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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Masked Watercolor Valentine | Simon's February Card Kit

Today I am sharing a card featuring Gansai Tambi watercolors and the stamp set from Simon’s February card kit.

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I started by taping a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board and then added more tape to mask off an area. I then painted over the area still showing with Gansai Tambi watercolors.

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Once the painting was done I used a bunch of the stamps from the Love Always stamp set and stamped them across the watercolored area with Versamark ink. I embossed them with Rose Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp.

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For the sentiment I picked out the stamp which says “you are my soulmate” and I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink right along the bottom edge of the watercolored area.

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To finish up the card I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the watercolored strip. I then filled in the outline hearts with Wink of Stella glitter. The last thing I did was add a bunch of different sizes of clear sequins.


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Embossed Vellum over Watercolor | Spellbinders

Today I created a card featuring some stamp sets from Spellbinders.

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I started out by taking the large floral image from the Floral Love stamp set from Spellbinders and stamping it on some vellum with Versamark ink. I was sure to prep that vellum with a powder tool first so that I would have no trouble with embossing. I embossed the flower stamp with some white embossing powder and then fussy cut the image out with scissors.

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Next I taped down a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. I got the whole paper really wet with clean watercolor and then started dropping in color. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors for the painting. I used color numbers 34, 33, and 40. I really like the soft edge you get when you paint onto wet paper. I kept all of the painting towards the upper left corner of my paper. Once I finished the first layer of color I dried it completely with my heat tool. I added a second and a third layer of color, this time painting onto dry paper. I made sure to leave some of the first layer showing so I could still have that nice soft look. To finish up the painting I took the metallic gold color (color number 91) and tapped little splatters of it onto the paper with a paintbrush.

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For the sentiment on my card I used the Family Sentiments stamp set from Spellbinders. I picked out 4 different stamps to create a sentiment which says “for my amazing friend.” This stamp set is really great because it allows you to make a lot of custom sentiments for different family members and friends. I stamped my sentiment onto the watercolor paper using my MISTI tool. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with a gold embossing powder. I adhered my watercolor piece to an A2 size card base which already had a piece of slate colored cardstock on the front.

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I took the vellum piece that I created earlier and using lots of very tiny pieces of foam tape I popped it up in the upper left corner of the card. To finish up the card I added a bunch of crystal clear sequins along the edge of the vellum piece. I glued them down with my Gina K Connect glue.


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Creating Simple Backgrounds with Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Today I created two cards using Gansai Tambi watercolors, Lawn Fawn dies, and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

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I started out by creating my two watercolor background. For each of them I used Canson watercolor paper taper down to a board. I used purple and blue tones for the first and green and blue tones for the second. Check out the video for all of the painting details!

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Once my watercolor backgrounds were dry I used my MISTI tool to stamp a sentiment on each of them. I chose a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Critter Sweaters stamp set. I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with a white embossing powder. I used foam tape to mount the backgrounds onto A2 size card bases.

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Next I took Lawn Fawn’s Mini Snowflakes die set and I cut out a bunch of snowflakes from white card stock. I arranged the snowflakes across both cards and glued them down with Gina K Connect glue.

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For the finishing touches on the cards I added some clear sequins to the layout. I also added a few white half-pearls to the middle of some of the snowflakes. Finally, I went over the snowflakes with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.

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