Watercolor Pencils Tips & Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share not just one … but two cards with you today! And the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE. It features tips & techniques using the Watercolor Pencils and highlights the Blessings of Home bundles. You are going to love the three different layouts I used for my cards.

So here is yesterday’s card along with my second card that used the dies to highlight the flowers …

So the coloring techniques will be shown in the video but I wanted to share how I layered the flowers on my second card. This was done my cutting 2 Basic Black shapes from the die that cut the flowers out. Then you layer them on the back shifting one to the right side and the other to the left to create a full mat behind the flower … and no need for dimensionals because you just created some nice thickness too!

Now lets take a look at the video and check out those coloring techniques ….

I did find my Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil shortly after I ended the video … but I really loved the way the flowers turned out on our next card. I finished it off by added a Basic Black base and Pear Pizzazz background which I ran through the die machine using the Stitched Greenery dies.

I used Scalloped Contours dies to cut my flower piece out and that is layered over the Layering Designs Vellum. I used the edge of the largest die from the Scalloped Contours to create the design scallop under my greeting. You have to check out the shimmer on this Shimmery White Cardstock, goes so good with our Wink of Stella … don’t you think?

I hope you were inspired to pull out your Watercolor Pencils or get some for the very first time. Again, they are perfect for beginners because you have so much control for a watercoloring project, so versatile even our seasoned stampers will have fun with them!

Thank you for dropping by today. Enjoy your day.

Here are the list of supplies used in today’s card. Don’t forget our Summer Sale-a-bration has begun and you can earn FREE goodies for your qualifying sales.

Watercoloring Technique Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card I made with the Blessings of Home Bundle and some “watercoloring” techniques. July in World Watercoloring Month so I’ll be celebrating by hosting a series of Watercoloring Classes each Tuesday night on my Facebook LIVE!

I invite you to join me tonight on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page when I go LIVE at 6:30 pm Central time and I’ll show you all the tips and techniques used to create this card.

First, let me say that I am using the Watercolor Pencils for this card ….

I’ll share my first tip with you right now … When using the Watercolor Pencils you should use StazOn as your base ink for your stamped image, this will eliminate bleeding. I used the black & white background to really draw your eye to Watercolored image … and the layering brings it to life!!

I hope you plan on joining me tonight LIVE … I’ll share the replay tomorrow but tonight is your chance to ask any questions you may have about the Watercolor Pencils or the techniques I share with you.

Till then, have a wonderful day!

Here are the list of supplies used in today’s card. Don’t forget our Summer Sale-a-bration has begun and you can earn FREE goodies for your qualifying sales.

Sneak Peek: Blessings of Home Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a special card… Blessings of Home; one of the first cards that I created using products from the NEW Jan-June Mini Catalog. This catalog goes LIVE on January 4th … and so does our Sale-a-bration celebration!! Wooo Hooo … I love this time of year.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Blessings of Home Bundle (1579390) Stamp Set (157930) Dies (157938)

Here are the measurements that I used to create this card and step by step instructions. I will have a list of Ingredients at the bottom of my post. Some items will not be available until the 4th of January, but I couldn’t resist giving you a little peak.

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic White 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″ plus 5” x 3-3/4” (greeting)
  • Cardstock #2: Fresh Freesia:1/4” x 4” (Mat)
  • Cardstock #3 Basic White: 5-1/2” x 3” Stamp Floral Image
  • Cardstock #4: Fresh Freesia: 5-1/4” x 3” (Cut to Mat the Floral Image)

Instructions:

  • Die cut shape from the Tasteful Label Die to use as a “Mask” to create a “Reverse Mask” effect.
  • On White Card front, use die cut shape to apply ink with Blending Brush.
  • Stamp Greeting inside the reverse mask area (Keep more to the right as your floral image will be adhered to the left side.
  • On small Basic White cardstock; stamp image and color using Stampin’ Blends and add Wink of Stella to the white flowers.
  • Die cut the floral image and then cut another image using Fresh Freesia cardstock and layer behind the die cut stamped image.
  • Attach die cut floral with mat onto the Brushed card front.
  • Position 3 Rhinestones on your card.  I like to form a triangle as it draws the eye around the card.
  • Attach ribbon to the bottom of the card front.
  • Layer Fresh Freesia mat to back, and then mount entire piece onto White card base.

I hope this card tutorial inspires you to pick up the J-2-J Mini Catalog and check out page 60, and the rest of it this holiday weekend. I like how some simple masking adds so much dimension to this card without adding layers of cardstock!

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Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you