Watercolor Father's Day Card | Colorado Craft Company

Today I am excited to be revealing one of the awesome new sets from Colorado Craft Company’s Lovely Legs series. There are three new sets in the collection and I created a card using the Chillin and Grilling stamp set.

Be sure to check below to see how you can win all three of the new stamp sets!


I stamped the large image in the stamp set onto Canson watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I then painted the image using Prima watercolors. After painting I added in some details using colored pencils.


I trimmed the painted image down using my Tonic Trimmer. I then cut a frame out of black cardstock using my Hero Arts nested rectangles die set. I glued the frame on the painted panel.


Next I took a piece of black cardstock and taped the Diagonal Stripe stencil from Simon Says Stamp over it. I blended over the stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. This creates a nice, subtle background for my card. I adhered the panel to an A2 size card base.


I took the painted panel and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card and instead stamped one inside.


To enter the giveaway to win ALL THREE of the new Lovely Legs stamp sets from Colorado Craft Company head over to my giveaway page!

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No-line watercolor with Beautiful Flowers 2 - STAMPtember Release

For today’s card I used the Beautiful Flowers 2 stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember release.


I started out by stamping the large floral stamp from the set onto a piece of Canson watercolor paper using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I chose this ink because I am going to be doing some no-line watercolor.


I am decided to use Arteza Real Brush Pens to do the watercoloring. I scribbled the colors that I used onto a palette and picked up the color with a paintbrush to paint with. Check out the video to see the coloring in detail!


I used my Tonic trimmer to cut the watercolor piece to 8.75 x 3.5. I made a 9.25 x 4 card base out of Neenah Desert Storm card stock. I made the card this size so that it would fit the large stamp on it and still fit in a standard business envelope. I popped the watercolor piece onto the card base with foam tape.


For the sentiment I took the stamp which says “Thanks” from the same stamp set. I stamped it onto some Gina K Slate card stock with Versamark ink using my MISTI tool. I then heat embossed it with a white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down to a strip and popped it up on my card. To finish up the card I added some clear sequins with my Gina K connect glue.


Palette Watercoloring with Arteza Markers - Simon's July Card Kit

For today's card I used the stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's July card kid my Arteza Real Brush Pens.


I started by stamping the cactus image repeatedly on a piece of Canson watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used the Distress Ink because I was going for a no-line watercoloring look.


Normally when I used my Arteza markers I color with them directly on my paper and then blend it out with water. For this card I used my Arteza markers on a palette and then picked up that pigment with a brush to paint with it. The palette that I used was just a piece of cardstock that I laminated.


Once I finished with the watercoloring I added some dots to the background with my white gel pen. I already added dashed lines around the edge.


To finish up this card I added some clear sequins. I added glossy accents to the center of each sequins. I also went over the letters on the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush


Daisies with Gansai Tambi Watercolors + Giveaway Winners

For today's card I used Antique Linen Distress Ink, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Canson watercolor paper, and a daisy stamp from the Stampendous stamp set "Daisy Thanks." See below for the giveaway winners from last weeks 500 Subscriber Giveaway!


I decided right away that I wanted this card to be a longer rectangle shape, so I cut my Canson watercolor paper to be 4x8, though I would eventually trim this down a little once the painting it all finished.


I stamped the daisy stamp using Antique Linen Distress Ink because I was going for a no-line watercolor look. The Antique Linen color is very light and because Distress Ink reactivates with water the lines will fade when I watercolor the images.


I just purchased a 36 set of Kuretake Gansai Watercolors. They were on sale on Amazon and I could pass them up. They are so much higher quality than the watercolors that I am used to and I already am in love with them. I am considering buying a higher quality brush now that I have these. It took me a long time to paint the daisies, mostly because it was my first time using these paints. I do think that I need more practice, but I am still really pleased with the results.


I decided to use a kraft card stock base for this card. I used a lot of foam tape to adhere the watercolor piece to the card base. Using lots of foam tape really helps when there has been some warping from the painting process. To finish this card I added some clear sequins, some pink half pearls, and I drew a dashed line around the boarder with a white gel pen.


Giveaway Winners:

Here are the four people who will receive a card from me in the mail:

1. skmoreau100

2. Nichole Wade

3. shashastamps

4. Shirleen Alexander

The winner of the $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card is:

Victoria Jewel

If you are a winner please send me an email! My email address is ashleytuckerdesigns@gmail.com