Watercolored And Heat Embossing Resist Card With Watercolor Pencils and Stamps

Joy Clair Stamps

Hello everyone… Helen is here.  Today I would like to share a card I created using the watercolor and heat embossing resist technique.

On my card, I use the new Color By Faith – God’s Masterpiece stamp set and the new Born To Sparkle stamp set and Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils. I am sharing full tutorial post at Joy Clair Blog today.

I hope you all like it and be inspired to create something today. Thank you for stopping by!

A Mixed Media, Encouragement Card ~ Be Still And Know That I Am God

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… I am here today with a mixed media, encouragement card using digital stamp set, acrylic paint, watercolor pencils, metallic watercolor paint, and gel pen.

I use the new released digital stamp from Graciellie Design called You Matter. This set is packed with beautiful floral image and encouraging, up-lifted sentiments.

I created the floral frame using Photoshop software (or any editing program will work). I opened and resized the png file, then I made 3 more duplicates. I flipped the flowers and arranged them by connecting each end of the flower.

Next, I group them together so I can resize them to fit any card sizes I use. I created several sizes on one page and then saved it in PNG and PDF formats. On this one, I used the 4″ size frame.

I opened one of the sentiment on Photoshop, resized, copied-and-pasted in the middle of the frame. Then I printed it on a heavyweight 110 lbs white cardstock using inkjet printer. I dried the ink on the printed image with craft heater.

I colored the printed image using Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and small round waterbrush. I simply picked up the colors directly on the tip of the pencils and colored in the flowers. I added some light grey shadow around them, too. I dried them with craft heater. Then I color the stems with yellow gel pen, after that I fussy-cut it with micro-tip scissors.

For the background, it is a gel-printed background. I got 2 gel-printed background with this technique. I added some of the light blue acrylic paint on a gelpress plate with brayer. Next, I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Stamp on the acrylic paint, added a piece of heavyweight white cardstock, and pulled the first print of it. The second print is stamped image with the acrylic paint on the stamp. After the stamping, I clean the stamp under warm water and rubbed it gently to get the paint off it.

I trimmed the printed background panel slightly smaller than the A2 dark blue card. I added some gold metallic and black splatter paints on it, and then I dried it with craft heater.

I added the background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner and then I added the frame with 3D foam tape and dries-clear adhesive glue.

Card is done… I love how we have the freedom to modify the digital images.

Graciellie Design has 3 new digital stamp sets released today and she is celebrating it with a giveaway. To find out more details, please head over Graciellie Design Blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all enjoy… Have a fabulous and wonderful day!

A Watercolored Flower Bouquet Birthday Card

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone… Today I have a watercolored birthday flower bouquet card to share with you all.

On my card today, I use the Catherine Pooler Inks as the watercoloring medium on this card. They are amazing ink pads! I am sharing this project at A Jillian Vance Design Blog.

First, I stamped the bouquet of flowers from Bloom Stamp Set on a piece of heavyweight white cardstock using Midnight CP Ink Pad and Mini MISTI. I stamped it couple times. I heat set the ink with craft heater before the coloring process.

Coloring for me is a time to relax and I take time to color this bouquet of flowers. I added each color of the Catherine Pooler Ink Pads on craft mat and I picked it up with waterbrush one by one. These inks react with water easily. The colors I used on this card are: Rockin Red, Party Dress, It’s A Girl, Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed, Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Tiki Torch, and Tutti Frutti.

After watercoloring process, I dried the image with craft heater, and then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I cut out a teal metallic cardstock using Diagonal Stripe Cover Plate Die and I added it on a white card base with adhesive glue. Then, I added the watercolored flower bouquet on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the sentiment, I die cut a white cardstock using one of the Sentiment Banners Die Set, stamped one of the Happy Birthday sentiments from the Happy Birthday Stamp Set using Black Jack CP Ink Pad. I added the sentiment banner on the card with glue dots.

And… I finished this card with some Snowcap White Opaque Sequins.

Thank you so much stopping by today. I hope you all enjoy it!



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You Are Loved

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… How’s everyone doing? Our Summer days lately have been over 90 F degree and high humidity. I am a girl who was born in a tropical country, and still cannot bear with the humidity! I hope you all are staying cool and drink lots of liquids… Enough with the weather… Now… I have a card with Summer colors to share with you all.

I created this card with using the Together Digital Stamp Set from Graciellie Design. I resized and printed the image and sentiment in black color on a white cardstock using my inkjet printer. Then, I cut the flower with 2 sizes of the Catherine Pooler’s Design – Postage Stamp Die Set. I colored the only small die cut to crate a spotlight colored imaged. I used Sakura Koi watercolor paints on the flower and added some glitter on it using the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Brush Pen.

For the sentiment, I cut it using one of the Our Daily Bread Designs – Oval Stitched Rows Dies.

I created the background panel using Smooshing Technique with Distress Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber). It is one of the fun ways of creating watercolored background with layers of coIores. So, I added the inks (one color at a time) on my craft mat, sprayed with water, and smooshed in the watercolor paper. I dried the panel every time I added colors.

I trimmed the watercolored panel to fit on an A2 white card. I added it on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. Then I added the large postage die cut panel on the card with adhesive-glue, and I added the smaller die cut in the middle of it with 3D foam for extra dimension to it. Next, I adde the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and finished the card with some white pearl gems.

Thank you for being here today… Have a wonderful day and see you on next project!


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Shery’s Birthday Surprise Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Today I am joining a group of STAMPloration Girls for Shery’s Birthday Surprise Blog Hop!

Yes… it is a surprise blog hop to celebrate the amazing mom, designer and owner of the STAMPlorations, Shery Russ.

The blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog where you can see the peeks of the STAMPloration Girls’ projects for Shery.

I creates this CAS card using the Trendy Spring Blooms stamp set and the matching Trendy Spring Blooms – CUTplorations die set.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the flower dies and then I colored couple of them with Gelatos. And next, I stamped the matching flower shapes with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Blue Belle, Purple Delight, and Charming Pink). I added the flower diecuts on the stamped flowers with dries-clear adhesive glue. I arranged them on the corner of the card with glue and thin 3D foam tape.

And for the sentiment, I cut out a white cardstock and light grey cardstock using the word Cheers from Cheers Word Stamp & Die set. I stacked and overlapping them to look like it has shadow using dries-clear adhesive glue. Then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I decorated the card with some pearl gems. My card is done.

I hope you all enjoy it and please let’s celebrate and give Shery a BIRTHDAY LOVE over STAMPlorations Blog today!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful and beautiful day!


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