59 posts categorized "Open Studio Watercolor Paper"

06/25/2021

Fri 25

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!

Today's card starts with a watercolor background I found in my stash of papers.  I often create various backgrounds and put them in a basket for future use.

I trimmed the watercolor background and mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock. Next I adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the Bubble Border die from blue cardstock and only used the circles to create bubbles on the background. I sponged white ink over the circles to soften the color and spattered the background with white and orange inks.

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Next, I die cut the jellyfish from watercolor paper and added color to them with orange distress inks. I used foam tape to glue them to the card.

To finish the card, I stamped the word "Hello" in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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That's it for today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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06/18/2021

Fri 18

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a bright and colorful card for you!

I started by die cutting all my elements from watercolor cardstock and figuring out my card layout. 

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Next I used Distress Inks to add color to the die cuts.  

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I spritzed the circle die cut with plain water to add interest to the background.  I think I liked it better before I added the water. Lol

Next, I die cut the boat from black cardstock and glued it to the circle.  

I adhered the circle to the Pinpoint Burst background and then adhered this to a black cardstock mat.

Next, I glued the flowers and the leaves to the card front and stamped my sentiment on a vellum strip of paper which I adhered to the card. I added some yellow Nuvo Drops to the flower centers.

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To finish the card, I used foam tape an adhered it to a white card base.

That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

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06/07/2021

Mon 07

The Blooming Sweet Pea Blues
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time on this hot steamy day playing with the Blooming Sweet Pea Embossing Folder EF 1020, using watercolors, using colored pencils, and using patterned papers.  This is one of the watercolor cards:

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For this card I embossed the image on some of the Memory Box White Woodgrain Paper SH44001 and painted it with the lightest blue in my Kuretake watercolor paints.  Starting with a white notecard and Scor-Tape, I layered on a panel of light blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection SP1006, then added a smaller panel of light blue plaid paper before securing the floral panel on top.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this embossing folder!

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So then I went a little crazy experimenting with more embossed images, first with a more diluted overall watercolor on watercolor paper:

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Then I used Prismacolor pencils:

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and I tried the embossing folder on several printed papers:

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I haven't decided which of the Memory Box floral dies I might use on top of the embossed flowers or whether I will use them as they are or which stamped sentiments I might add to the front or inside of each card.  I love that this embossed image can be used for so many different occasions and I am happy to have these on hand for whatever comes up.

Happy Crafting!

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05/25/2021

Tue 25

Tropical Centerpiece
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created inspired by some images I googled. I was looking for a giant shell with flowers in the center as a centerpiece. I found some great inspiration! The Grand Tulip Shell was the perfect base. Memory Box has an abundance of flower dies and the newest Under the Sea Release has coral and sea grass!!

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I die cut all the images using Open Studio Watercolor Paper and inked them up with distress oxide inks. 

Grand Tulip Shell Die/ tattered rose, dried marigold, victorian velvet, worn lipstick

Layered Fresh Flowers Die/ pink- picked raspberry and spun sugar, orange- rusty hinge and fossilized amber/ centers- evergreen bough

Forest Pine Branch Die/ crushed olive and evergreen bough

Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die/ coral- salvaged patina and peacock feathers; kelp- twisted citron and rustic wilderness

Thank You Posh Script Die/ salvaged patina and peacock feathers

The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps, Whittle Sealife Sentiments 

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After I assembled the seashell and florals I added some white paint splatter. Both cream and kraft paper are the newest Woodgrain Paper Packs. I die cut the top panel using Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die. For a finishing touch I scattered some Bright Jewels Gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

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05/24/2021

Mon 24

Waves-tossed Grand Tulip Shell
by Anne Thompson

Continuing with this month's water theme I made a card that features a Waves-tossed Grand Tulip shell.

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To make this card I began with a Pool notecard and a sheet of aqua cardstock from the FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004 which I embossed using the WAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1013.  I used Scor-Tape to attach the waves to the card front after trimming it to 4 X 5 1/4.

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Next I used two pieces of the Open Studio WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101 and my small set of Kuretake watercolors to create the papers I needed for the shell.  I did refer to the GRAND TULIP SHELL outline die as I painted one of the papers so that I would have a darker area in the shell opening which is at the bottom right.  I used the GRAND TULIP SHELL dies 94566 to cut the outline from one of the papers and the solid shell from the other.

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I used a glue pen to attach the outline to the solid shell layer and Scor-Tape to secure the shell to the waves paper.  I then added three small blue Fairy Jewels to complete the card.

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Happy Crafting!

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05/23/2021

Sun 23

Double-Emboss for Extra Details by Jean Okimoto

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Add extra dimension and highlight the details of the School of Fish by pressure-embossing and heat-embossing it.  This technique presses the details down into the Open Studio Watercolor Paper so it retains more of the original white color when inks are sponged onto the surface. Hope you're enjoying the weekend - Jean Okimoto here with an Under the Sea design in soft shades of green, teal and lavender.

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Pressure-emboss School of Fish on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - use the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Place the paper on a hard flat surface and sponge the design with peacock feathers, cracked pistachio and shaded lilac Distress Oxides - color-blend the inks just on the surface of the embossed paper - don't press the inks into the embossed design.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder, and let it cool completely.  Cut it with School of Fish.

Cut the pale blue-lavender 6x6 sheet from the Stormy Blue Collection with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Center the rectangle in the Underwater 3D Embossing Folder and pressure-emboss the design.  Attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.

Attach 5 fishes  - use foamtape for the top, 3rd and 4th fishes.  

Cut the delicate coral from the lavender Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the seaweed stalk twice from the green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Trim about 1" from the bottom of one stalk and divide it into two narrow pieces.  Attach the seaweed and coral to the background.  There's a lot happening on the card - but the layered, blended colors play nicely with the detailed design.  I hope!

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Thanks for visiting...hope you'll try this technique to highlight and emphasize the details of this versatile die.  It can be a Father's Day or birthday card for that special guy.  See you again on Thursday!

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05/14/2021

Fri 14

Long Time No Sea
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday! Today I have another Summer themed card featuring new products from the new Under the Sea release.

To create the background for the card, I began by adhering scrap strips of blue cardstock to a piece of white cardstock.  

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I trimmed the background and embossed it with the Waves 3D embossing folder. Next I lightly rubbed a white pigment ink pad over the embossed background and spattered it with orange and white paint.

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Using watercolor paper, I die cut the octopus and fish. Next I used Distress Ink to color the die cuts. The rope was cut from kraft cardstock and inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

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To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the embossed background to a white cardstock mat. I glued blue cardstock strips to each end of the white cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

Next I glued the rope die cut to the card front and used foam tape to adhere the Octopus and Fish.

On a strip of black cardstock I white embossed the sentiment and glued that to the card using foam tape.

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To finish the card, I glued some Fairy Drops to look like bubbles.

That's it for today! I hope you have a great day!

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04/30/2021

Fri 30

Have a whale of a time
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun summer card featuring products from the new Under the Sea release. I love all the products from this release and can't wait to share some fun cards with you.

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I started by creating a background to go behind the shell die cut window on the front of my card. I applied distress oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then I dragged my watercolor paper through the ink. Next, I placed the inked background into the new 3D Waves embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine.

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I added a little more interest to the background and used a blending brush to add a darker blue ink to the raised areas of the design. Next, I spattered the background with white ink.

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As I mentioned above, I die cut the Grand Scallop Shell in the center of piece of white cardstock. Next I glued the embossed paper onto the back of the die cut shell.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the whales and kelp from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. I used foam tape and glue to adhere them to my card front and glued a piece of cheesecloth across the bottom of the shell.

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

To finish the card, I added fairy drops to look like bubbles.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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04/28/2021

Wed 28

Better with Friends by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate friendships with bright colors and brilliant Fairy Drops on a crisp white slimline card. There are so many ways to combine the versatile designs of our Under the Sea Collection on cards to celebrate, greet or just say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Bubble Coral Collage friendship card in very bright colors.

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Let's start with the backdrop using the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor inkpad.  My Kaleidacolors are probably older than you are...but they still create unique color-blended backgrounds. Place a large acrylic stamp block on a craft mat or double layer of papertowel.  Push the inkpad lever to move the colors together, then press the inks onto the block. Spray the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with several spritzes of water to help blend the colors.  

Lightly spritz the inks and let the colors blend for a few seconds.  Press the watercolor paper onto the inks  for a few seconds.  Carefully remove the paper and air-dry it so it's not drippy, then heat-set it.  Flick it with specks of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, let it air-dry for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut it with the Bubble Coral Collage.  Stamp the greeting - from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Paradise VersaFine Clair.

Attach a portion of the watercolored paper behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝").  Cut School of Fish from orange- and pink-inked white cardstock.  Attach the top 2 with foamtape. Add different sizes of  clear Fairy Drops.  Place a protective layer of heavy cardstock over the card front for mailing.  (This design requires special handling and postage - but a special friend deserves that extra effort!)

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Take a few minutes to create a stash of ink-blended backgrounds for your cards. Use papers that are at least A2-sized - like the 4-½ x 5-¾" Open Studio Watercolor Paper - and select the perfect blend of colors for your projects.  

Thanks for visiting...see you again tomorrow!

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04/26/2021

Mon 26

Wave-tossed Grand Spiral Shell
by Anne Thompson

This month's challenge is to use paint in some way and I just got a new box of Kuretake watercolors.  So...

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I started with Memory Box watercolor paper, a cup of water, my favorite brushes, and the Kuretake watercolor paints.

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I used the GRAND SPIRAL SHELL 94567 dies and cut the painted paper with the detailed shell design.  I then looked through the cardstock papers in the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001 and chose a color for cutting the solid shell.

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My next step was to choose a piece of foil paper from the POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001 and emboss it using the WAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1013.    

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To assemble the card

  • I added another paper from the Berry Red Collection cut to cover the front of a white notecard.
  • I used Scor-Tape to attach the foil waves paper which I had cut to 4 X 5 1/4.
  • I used a Glue Pen to bond the detailed shell outline to the solid piece and then secured it to the foil layer with more Scor-Tape.

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These are the papers I used.
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This card can be oriented as a side-fold or top-fold card.  And once I decide how to use it I can add a sentiment to the front or the inside.

And because I couldn't make just one...

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I hope you love the new Under the Sea Collection as much as I do.  That Waves embossing folder!  All those beautiful shells!  Sea creatures!  And more!!!

Happy Crafting!

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