No Line Watercolor Technique Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share the No Line Watercolor Technique with you today. It was scheduled for my Facebook LIVE yesterday but I had technical difficulties … well, it took me to more chances but I finally got my video!! It is too cool and pretty not to share.

I’m using the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, it is such a beautiful flower to illustrate and do this technique with.

I invite you to watch the video along with me … I can’t wait to show you the simple steps it takes to create such a gorgeous card. You are going to fall in love with this technique because it’s going to make you look like a real artist! I’m no paint pro, but I sure like the way this looks.

As simple tip is too keep your darker colors in the recesses of your image. I also kept my water painter on the dryer side … it still has water but it easier to control your color when it’s not over wet, and the results are amazing. The dimensions for this card are also simple; Old Olive Card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ … the front is a piece of watercolor paper measuring 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. The watercolor piece I stamped on measures 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ so my Old Olive mat was 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. I just used scrap pieces for my greeting.

The greeting comes from a brand new bundle … the Very Best Occasions Bundle! That is also where the triple edge punch comes from that I decked out my daffodil with. It’s a great addition to my stamp & punch collection – I’ll be using them both many, many times.

I hope you enjoyed the video, especially those who joined me last night to support me LIVE before the internet went down.

Have a wonderful day! Thank you

Here is a list of the supplies I used in creating this card …

Watercolor Background & Silhouettes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card highlighting the multicolored watercolor background I shared with you, but that’s not the best part … I’m going to pair it with a brand new bundle!! It’s also a great way to show you another use for those beautiful watercolor backgrounds you’ll be creating … because once you get started, you are going to create a lot of them because it’s so much fun.

Let’s take a good look at the new Scary Cute bundle and how it allows me to use my background in a new way ….

First, this cute bundle has this fun frame … I chose to “pop it up” with dimensionals. It is an open frame so you can put your scardy cat in it, the cute little house or stamp any one of the kids to fit inside (so many options!). I also have enough of my watercolor background left to die cut a moon and a greeting! Three different ways to use your creation … sweet!

You may also see a bit of tomorrows watercolor paper behind the windows of the house ….

All of these dies (except the moon) come in the bundle … I haven’t even played too much with the stamp set yet, just used it to stamp my greeting today. I hope that you liked the different ways to use your “watercolor background” and the first peek into the Scary Cute bundle. I have more Scary Cute to share with you in future posts.

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Have a great day ~

Autumn Card with Watercolor Pencils …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We are past the halfway point of the week and on the road to the weekend!!  Wooo Hoo! I can’t wait to share this beautiful card with you today … I created this card for my Stars Team meeting this past Saturday to highlight the beautiful Color of Seasons …

Because Stampin’ Up! is also offering a brand new set of Watercolor Pencils as a coordination product with this bundle I just had to play!! Who doesn’t love the ease of the Watercolor pencils when you want several different colors on your Autumn leaves?

Well … let me just show you, a picture is worth a thousand words (or should I say oooooh and aaaaah!!)

I stamped the images with the Momento Ink and began with the Garden Green Watercolor pencil. I used it along the vein in the center of the leaves, then I just colored in some Crushed Curry, then some Cajun Craze and finally a little Cherry Cobbler near the edges.  Each leave was a little different.

Once I was done with the Watercolor Pencils … I used my blender pen to move and blend the color.  Wow … the pencils are definitely artist quality pencils, they blend so easily and looked beautiful in spots where I hardly blended at all!

I did have to fussy cut my leaves out, but I must say that while sitting around the table with a group of friends (my Stars Team members) and just chatting & catching up, before we knew it, they were all cut out!!

After that we added just a touch of the Wink of Stella … and we did that because it really brought together the colored leaves and the die cut leaf. (The die comes with the bundle!)

Our greeting comes from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set (see below) and was punched out using the Pretty Label punch! Popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves too. The background was done with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder … the autumn leaves look so good against it!!

I can’t stop playing with this bundle … it can be used all year long and for any occasion (Even Weddings – there is a bell with a coordinating die)!! Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last.

Because the Blended Season Stamp Set and Stitched Season dies are “Limited Time Only” offer … I am hosting classes that will highlight the “Seasons”.  The first class has filled so I am adding another class on Thursday the 9th of August …

Your cards will include the envelopes … All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.  Three spots have already been reserved so don’t wait / Contact me right away to reserve your spot.  Call 262-334-1009

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me …

Have a wonderful day ~

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Inside the Lines

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video for you that highlights the Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Paper that you can get for FREE in our Sale-a-bration catalog.

Stampin’ Up! trainer, Carrie, showcases the versatile Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper. This exclusive 12″ x 12″ paper is only available when you make a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event.

Coloring books are so hot right now and Stampin’ Up! is right in line with that.  But what I love is that this beautiful paper coordinates with the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits… Bundle those and save 10%.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the video.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Watercolor Technique In Color

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we are over the hump and one day closer to the weekend, and a Holiday weekend too! A perfect time to celebrate.

Today I’m celebrating our new In Colors!! I have teamed them up with a great technique that I taught my Technique Club this past June. The Marker to Block Watercolor Technique … so simple but it can make a dramatic impact!

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We took one of the clear blocks and colored it with our markers, you can add a second color to create a bigger WOW effect. Then simple spritz it with water until it starts to bead up … then press it onto your cardstock. We used the Whisper White … no special cardstock needed!

It’s an amazing site when the colors create the beautiful watercolor look. Let it dry a bit and then you are free to stamp. We masked the left side of the card so our image looks like it is captured in the block. The stamp set we used is the new “You’ve Got This” stamp set.

Here is the card done in each of our new In Colors. I marked them for you. Check out how nicely the ribbon, cardstock and inks coordinate!  Love it!!

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I hope I inspired you to pull out your makers and spritzer and create some wonderful watercolor cards.

Thank you for joining me today …

Hope your day is full of color… Have fun!!

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Simply Sunday: A Watercolor Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share with you a card inspired by the technique that I’m doing with my Technique Clubs this month. A simple technique that really has that “WOW” factor. You will need a clear block, some markers and a stamp set of your choice.

On today’s card, I’m using the stamp set “Wetlands” and the sandpipers from that set, block “H”, the “Marina Mist” marker from the Soft Subtles and “Soft Suede” from the Neutrals Collection of markers. I know my club members are going to enjoy this one!

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I use the lightest of the two colors first, so the Marina Mist is scribbled onto the top half of the block, then the Soft Suede on the bottom half. Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with water and simple spritz the block until it begins to bead. Then press it onto your cardstock (we used Whisper White). You will actually see the color pull into the cardstock … Hold it down for a bit till the water is absorbed.

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Let it dry somewhat and then you can stamp your sandpipers onto your watercolor image. You will never get two to look the same, and that is the beauty of this watercolor technique.

My greeting comes from the stamp set “Choose Happiness”.  I like the way the font compliments the line image of the sandpipers. YES … Sometimes less is more. Adding extra embellishments just because you have them, would take away from the simple message of this card.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the use of embellishments. Don’t get me wrong … I like my bling too! lol

Thank you for joining me today. I have listed the supplies below, just click on them for details about the product or to begin shopping at my online store.

Have a beautiful Sunday ~

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