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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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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Hexagon Element Honeycomb | Simon's New Rest & Refresh Release

Hey guys! Today I have a card featuring the new Hexagon Element die from Simon’s Rest and Refresh release.

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First I taped a piece of Canson Watercolor paper to a board. I painted a really organic background using some Prima watercolors. I trimmed the background to 4x5.25 and popped it up on an A2 card base.

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I die cut the Hexagon Element shape three times out of Neenah cardstock and adhered them together to make a dimensional piece. I then glued that piece to my card. To give the look of a honeycomb I filled each of the hexagons with Glossy Accents.

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For the sentiment I first die cut the word “honey” using the Archie Jr alphabet die set from Simon Says Stamp out of slate cardstock. For the second part of the sentiment I used the Tiny Words die set and stamp the sentiment with Gina K’s Jet Black Amalgam ink on Neenah cardstock. I glued the letters with Gina K Connect Glue and the smaller sentiment with foam tape.

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Next I went over the letters with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. I also went over the sentiment strip with Wink of Stella.

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To finish up the card I added some sequins from the Heaven Sent sequin mix from Lucy’s Cards.


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Clean and Simple Card Design | Simon's New Release

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a card I made using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s brand new release!

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I stamped the dog from the Chillin Frenchies stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K’s Jet Black Amalgam ink. I then painted him using my Arteza watercolor markers and fussy cut him out with a Scan N Cut.

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To create the background I stamped some of the smaller images from the set onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I stamped a sentiment right on top of that background with black ink. Next I embossed a smaller sentiment onto Schoolhouse Red cardstock from SSS with white embossing powder. I cut that small sentiment into a strip and popped it up under the larger sentiment.

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I used foam tape to pop up the dog on the background and then popped up that whole panel onto an A2 size card base.

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For the finishing touched I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the dog and a Copic to add details around his nose.


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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

GIVEAWAY:

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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