31 posts categorized "Watercolor paper"

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!

Donnasignature

 

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05/28/2021

Fri 28

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Today's card celebrates the unofficial start of the Summer season, so I went with a patriotic color scheme.

I started by applying Antique Linen Distress Ink to my craft mat and misting it with water. Next, I took a piece of watercolor paper and dragged it through the ink. I wanted a very subtle application of ink, so one swipe was enough, and then I dried the ink with my heat tool.

Next, I glued red and blue strips of cardstock to the left side of the inked paper and spattered it with white and black ink.

I die cut the Spiral Shell from watercolor paper. I lightly sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink on the shell outline and used Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door and Antique Lined for the shell background. I spattered the shell background with plain water and dried it with a heat tool. 

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I glued the shell outline to the shell background and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

Next, I white heat embossed the word celebrate and glued it to the shell.

I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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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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05/17/2021

Mon 17

Love Sick Jellyfish
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, using the newest Under the Sea Release.  I had a lot of fun creating with these Graceful Jellyfish. I added a light wash of color onto watercolor paper with Karin Brushmarkers. After the paper dried I die cut the jellyfish. I added glitter to some the tentacles and body and assembled. 

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Next, I die cut the Ring Stack Die two times using the 6x6 Polished Foil Pack. I adhered the rings diagonally. Than I adhered the jellyfish over them.
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Using the left over watercolored paper, I stamped the sentiments. For a finishing touch I added some Fairy Drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

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05/07/2021

Fri 07

Shell Shaped Cards with "Grand Spiral Shell" Die - Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!

It's Angie here today with two shell shaped cards made with a brand new die called
"Grand Spiral Shell" die. I also used the "Reverse Little & Big Words" stamp and die set.

Here's a short video showing how I made these cards.  If you prefer you can watch it on YouTube by clicking on the YouTube text on the video.

Here's two close ups, one of each card:


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And here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you enjoyed my cards today! I have linked my supplies below if you are interested in therm.

Be sure to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the amazing new release products, including dies, woodgrain paper, and the new "Fairy Gems."

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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!

Donnasignature

 

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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!

Jeansignature-3

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04/15/2021

Thu 15

Watercolor and Double-Emboss the Stained Glass Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a sunny spring week with the popular - and versatile - Stained Glass Butterfly.  It's pressure- and gold-embossed for extra dimension.  Add a wonky DIY embossed slimline background and a greeting from Poppystamps too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more ways to use this great addition to the Memory Box butterfly collection.

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Cut a 3" square of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Paint the smoother side with overlapping diagonal layers of ink.  I used diluted shades of Imagine's dye ink refills - Vermillion, Lemon, Teal and Chartreuse.  Heat-set it, then pressure-emboss it with Stained Glass Butterfly using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

Trim it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  Add a few specks of the Teal ink, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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04/11/2021

Sun 11

Spritz, Sponge and Speckle a Slimline Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Need a birthday card idea?  Here's a spring birthday greeting in pinks and greens.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with techniques for weekend crafting.

Spritz both sides of Open Studio Watercolor Paper lightly with water.  Attach the Stained Glass Floral die to the smoother side of the paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Stained Glass Floral again from printer paper - we're using the 3 large offcuts to mask the uninked sections of the watercolor paper.  (You can also mask the very small triangle at the bottom...I didn't!)  Lightly tape the offcuts to mask areas around the embossed design.  Have a double layer of paper towel nearby.

Hold the offcuts down with a stylus or skewer and sponge the embossed sections with flamingo kitsch and twisted citron Distress Oxides.  Carefully remove the offcuts and spritz the inked design with just enough water so the inks start moving and filling the embossed sections.  Blot the excess ink with the paper towel.  Heat-set the inks.  Diecut it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  

Flick specks of diluted flamingo kitsch ink around the embossed design.

Cut the pink and green Spring Plaid Slim sheet with the 2-¼ x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the lime green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach both pieces to a pale sage slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the embossed square.

Diecut Stained Glass Floral from a sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection - leave it in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined doublestick tape - like Diecut'nBond or Scor-Tape - along the outer edges and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave it in the die and remove the offcuts and tape liner pieces.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) over onto the watercolor paper.  Press it firmly to transfer and adhere the diecut onto the watercolor paper.   Carefully remove the die.

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Cut the Birthday Mail background from another 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet. Cut the delicate Birthday Mail overlay from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  You can either save and attach the very, very tiny piece that dots the "i" - or punch a ¼" dot of the pink glittered sheet and attach it behind the tiny hole on the green diecut. Option #2 is much easier!  Punch 3 more dots and attach them on the left side.

Thanks for following this long, detailed process - it's a lot easier than it sounds!  Hope you'll try this idea with similar Memory Box dies and your favorite colors.

Have a great Sunday - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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04/09/2021

Fri 09

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everybody! Today I have a clean and simple card for you.

  • I started by creating a distress ink background to go behind the butterfly die cut. I blended Citron Distress Oxide and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide on watercolor paper. I inked a piece of corrugated cardboard with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and stamped into the blended background. 
  • Next, I die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly in the center of a piece of white cardstock.

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  • I I trimmed and glued my inked background to a white card base. 
  • Next, I stamped the word Hello under the die cut window and used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.
  • I die cut a frame from the Square Basic die set, that is slightly smaller than the Butterfly die cut.
  • Next, I glued the butterfly die cut to the back of the frame and then adhered it to the die cut window on the front of the card.

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

Donnasignature

 

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