Happy Everything – Watercolor Note Card Set

I love making handmade cards. I always love stamping technique. Also, I like watercoloring the images using watercolor pencils because I can just color them like regular pencil colors, wet it with some water, and done. But I still do not have enough confidence to do more with watercolor paints.

My daughters are my inspirations to step out of my comfort zone about painting. I love seeing them just paint whatever on their papers and pouring out their imaginations on the paper. They just do it. And as always I LOVE their arts!

Watercolor Note Card Set by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com

Today I found out that makingn cards with watercoloring with watercolor paint directly on watercolor paper is fun. This is because I am taking classes at Big Picture Classes, one of them is where I learned to make these cards. The class is actually about making gifts for Mother’s Day but I think it is more than just a gift for Moms. They are great gifts for anyone 🙂 What I like with all the classes at BPC is that the teachers will walk you step by step with video and also they are very helpful.

At this class, the teacher showed how to paint the cards and adding some extra on them with stamping and letterpressing technique.

Supplies I used to make these cards are:

  • Happy Everything stamp set (CTMH)
  • Feathers stamp set (CTMH)
  • Finding the Words (CTMH)
  • Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (CTMH)
  • My Acrylix Stamping blocks (CTMH)
  • Heavy weight Watercolor paper (Handmade Modern, Target) or you also can use watercolor cards
  • Pearlescent Watercolor
  • Big and Wide Flat brushes
  • Water.

What I learn this week is that fear won’t get you and me anywhere, but willing to try and taking the first step forward will get us somewhere.

Did you try something new today? Share with me in the comment box, I’d love to know!

Have an amazing weekend!

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This post I link up at Friendship Friday Blog Party  & Social Media Boost Week 186.

Illustrated Faith: Practice These Things, And the God of Peace will Be With You

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
– Philippians 4:4-9.

Philippians 4:4-9

I did a journal on this passage last year and today I read this passage again, I learned more things from God. Yes, He can speak again to me, teach me His truth and reveal who He is to me from the very same passage. I learn today that do not skip the portion you have read because God might wanna teach you something new of Him & His commands for us to live.

Philippians 4:4-9

On the page, I used Gelatos sticks to highlight the verses and added some water for watercolor effect. Oh please be careful with adding water on Bible pages, do not too much coz it will wrinkle your page, I dubbed the extra water off the page using paper towel. Using Gelato for the first time got me nervous to add it on my page but after seeing the result, I love Gelato! 🙂

Philippians 4:4-9

On a piece of watercolor paper and using watercolor paint, I wrote the title of journal. I love using Aqua brushes, they are so easy to use. And then I added some of the Pearl Watercolor paints all over the page and on the title to give some glittery looking. When it’s completely dry, I wrote the journal using Fine Tip Sharpie.

Philippians 4:4-9

Then last step I added the watercolor journaling card on the page using washi tape at the top of the journaling card so that I can still read the verses.

Thankful for the Illustrated Faith 2: Faith and Strength class and the instructor at Big Picture Classes. It’s a blessing for me to learn and dig deeper in this way.

Philippians 4:4-9

BIF 2011 Day #1: Share

It’s the day!

The Big Idea Festival started today! It’s a free course for the next 12 days from Big Picture Classes with a new teacher every day, new word, challenge and prize. Lots of ideas for your scrapbooking journey that you can find here at the gallery.

Day #1

Teacher Of The Day: Amy Tan

Word Of The Day: Share

I did a 6 in. x 6 in. Scrapbook page:

Learning How To Share: Abigail & Chance, her cousin, shared a toy car. It was their first meeting each other (North Carolina, 10/9/2010)