68 posts categorized "Watercolor paper"

09/29/2022

Thu 29

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have another Christmas Card for you today featuring new products from the 2022 Memory Box Christmas release.  I also used the Simon Says Stamp/ Memory Box "Beautiful Moments Stamptember stamp set.

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I die cut the Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock and glued it to a black cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

The words Merry Christmas were die cut twice from white cardstock and once from silver metallic cardstock.  The words were stacked and glued together ending with the silver metallic words on top.  I used liquid glue to adhere them to the middle of the card.

I stamped the berries and leaves on watercolor cardstock and colored them with Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress pencils.  I fussy cut all the berries and glued them to the card.

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The fussy cutting was the longest part of creating this card!  Lol

That's it for today!  See you next time with another Christmas creation!

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09/17/2022

Sat 17

The Christmas 2022 Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the arrival of our latest release...the Christmas 2022 Collection is here!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many ideas for the holidays.  There's something for everyone in our holiday collection - sweet, simple, classic and elegant.  We love the versatility of our new items and we're ready to greet the season!

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09/13/2022

Tue 13

Two Cards with Starry Collage & Wild Spiral
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two fun cards using goodies from the fall release. Here are the new dies I used for today's card:

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I also used the previously released Geometric Crystals embossing folder 1016EF and the Sylvan Butterfly 94577.

Here's another look at my card:

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I used watercolor card stock and smooshed lots of Distress oxide inks and after it dried I used it to die cut the stars, butterfly background and I also cut 2 spirals out of it.

I used the 2 swirls that I cut from the watercolor smooshed cards and backed them in white card that had been embossed with embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Big & Little Words stamp set, stamped in black in on white card. Here's another look:

The butterfly background was cut from the same watercolor card and the top of the butterfly was cut with black card. I added blue tiny gems from the Christmas Jewels set. The card base was made by taking a mini slimline card and cutting it to 3" by 5.5" and I added a diagonal black card piece to give it more interest. Here's one more look:

Here's one last look at card #1:

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Now on to card #2:

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I save one panel of watercolor smooshed card that I cut the swirl out of to be my card's background. I backed the opening of the swirl with black card and then added the whole panel to an A2 card base. Next I added layers stars, black and watercolor, randomly around the card. The sentiment is from Big and Little Words stamp set heat embossed in white on black card. I really like the way this turned out, it almost looks like a cartoon drawing!

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Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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08/19/2022

Fri 19

Distressed, Glossy and Ghosty by Jean Okimoto

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Add distressed spookyness to the trees from the new Ghosts in the Forest set.  The friendly ghosts and a glossy black Rickety House create a fun Halloween scene.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall design that's easy - and fun!

Pressure emboss the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the Ghosts in the Forest trees.  Place the diecut on a smooth, hard surface and brayer Onyx Black VersaFine over the raised sections - including some of the surrounding areas.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Once it's cooled, diecut it.  This techique lets you keep a little bit of the original cardstock color along the edges of each section.

Trim it with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a dark orange 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection with the same die.  Attach the orange diecut behind the trees.

Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock scraps behind them for the facial features.

Cut Rickety House from Glossy Black Paper.  Attach scraps of yellow cardstock - from the Sunny Orange Collection - behind the windows.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded black A2 card - use foamdots for the ghosts.  Add dark amber Fairy Crystals.

Hope you're liking the fall and Halloween ideas from our Fall 2022 Collection.  They're perfect for mixing and matching and combining with seasonal designs from last year's Halloween release.

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Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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08/13/2022

Sat 13

Birthday Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a simple and easy birthday card featuring the Butterfly Coterie Collage die. It is using the cut out butterflies from last week's blog post. 

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Butterflies:

Instructions how to watercolor the paper for the butterflies. Watercolor Open Studios Watercolor paper using a green, blue, yellow and silver paint.  Use a larger sized paint brush for this technique. Spritz both sides of the paper with water then lightly wipe off the any excess water.  Add the paint, starting with the darker colors, by just dabbing on the paper randomly.  Make sure it does not create a pattern and just slightly overlapping the colors as you go.  The colors with slightly blend together.  Using a heat gun, dry the paper.  After dry, die cut the Butterfly Coterie Collage die from the center of the paper.  Use just the butterfly.  

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Sentiment:

Hot foil the Posh Happy Birthday sentiment using silver foil onto the same aqua paper from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad.  Die cut using the matching die from the set.

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Assembly:

Cut the white paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad to A2 size.  Adhere to a A2 size white card.   Adhere the sentiment to the center of the card.  Bend the butterflies in half and form the wing around your fingers.  Add adhesive to the center of the butterflies and arrange around the sentiment.  Add a aqua gem to the center from the Pastel Fairy Jewel pack to the center of the butterfly.  Die cut the largest frame from the Stitched Rectangle Trimmings set from the silver paper from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Adhere to the card. 

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08/12/2022

Fri 12

Embossed, Stencilled Butterfly Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Embossed, stencilled and diecut butterflies highlight a special moment.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a combo of butterfiles ready to celebrate in shimmery shades of turquoise, green and purple.

 

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 3" x 4-¼" Basic Rectangles die.  Pressure-emboss it with Butterfly Coterie Collage.   

Stencil the embossed butterflies with the Butterfly Coterie Stencil and Distress Oxides - skip the two that will be hidden by the Ava Butterflies.  Ink colors used here - wilted violet, cracked pistachio and salvaged patina.

Blend the same inks - plus twisted citron - on a strip of watercolor paper.  Spritz and splatter it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry the ink for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it into 2 strips and lightly ink the edges with Cracked Pistachio.

Cut Ava Butterflies from the turquoise and purple 6x6 sheets in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Attach them with foamdots.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Art Deco Birthday Greetings Clear Stamps - on watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Banner Sentiment Trio die.

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Attach everything to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") Cream Woodgrain Paper card - use foamdots for the greeting.

Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A-6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Butterflies are great for any occasion.  Emboss, stencil and diecut them in coordinating colors - or a lively mix of inks and papers.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Have a great weekend!Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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08/11/2022

Thu 11

Watercolored Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a card featuring the Butterfly Coterie Collage die using an easy watercolor technique.  Perfect to send a note to a friend. 

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Butterfly:

Watercolor Open Studios Watercolor paper using a green, blue, yellow and silver paint.  Use a larger sized paint brush for this technique. Spritz both sides of the paper with water then lightly wipe off the any excess water.  Add the paint, starting with the darker colors, by just dabbing on the paper randomly.  Make sure it does not create a pattern and just slightly overlapping the colors as you go.  The colors with slightly blend together.  Using a heat gun, dry the paper.  After dry, die cut the Butterfly Coterie Collage die from the center of the paper (save the butterflies for a later project).  Die cut the 2nd largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangle dies. Measure the die cut and then trim a rectangle out of black paper from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad.  Adhere the black mirror rectangle at a slight angle behind the watercolor butterfly rectangle.  

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Sentiment

Hot foil the Posh Just a Note sentiment using green foil onto the same black paper from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad.  Die cut using the matching die from the set.  Add double sided foam tape to the back.

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Assembly:

Adhere the butterfly and black mirror card rectangles at an angle onto a white A2 size card.  Adhere the Just a Note sentiment at the lower right hand corner aligning it with the card.  Adhere the Winter Fantasy Gemstones in the lightest and 2nd lightest gems to the center larger butterflies.  For the smaller butterflies add the clear gems from the Pastel Fairy Jewels set to the center.

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08/02/2022

Tue 02

Fresh Floral Chain by Jean Okimoto

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Sunny yellows, soft greens and crisp white create a simple summer design. Add Fairy Jewels and and it's ready to go!  Hi,

Jean Okimoto here with a floral slimline - and some August Yellow Card Challenge inspiration.   

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Blend twisted citron, fossilized amber and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxides on a strip of Open Studio Watercolor paper.  Dry the inks, then lightly splatter it with Imagine's Gold Shimmer Spritz.  Set it aside to air-dry.

Cut Floral Chain from heavy white cardstock.  Stencil the centers with squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber - I punched a ⅜" circle from a scrap of vellum.  DIY vellum stencils are great - you can see what you're inking and have clean, crisp edges.

Cut Fresh Cut Stems from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  

Diecut the inked watercolor paper with the 1-½" wide Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim the short ends with one of the larger dies from the set to create a custom-sized slim rectangle for your card.

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Attach the Fresh Cut Stems (we're not using the other short stem) to the slim rectangle - trim the bottom of the big stem for the left side.  Attach the Floral Chain.  Add light green Christmas Fairy Jewels.

Congrats to the Cathy R, winner of the July Challenge!  Hope today's design inspires you to join our August Yellow Cards Challenge...good luck!

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday...

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07/21/2022

Thu 21

Let's Shell-ebrate!
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a fun and easy beach themed card.

I started by applying Distress Oxide Inks to my craft mat, misting them with water and then smooshing watercolor paper into inks.  I dried my paper in between applying more ink to get the color I liked.

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Next, I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.

I die cut the shell outline from white cardstock and the solid shell shape from vellum.  The outline was glued to the vellum die cut and adhered to the card.

I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued this onto the shell.

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To finish the card, I added some clear fairy drops to look like water droplets.

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

Donnasignature

 

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07/20/2022

Wed 20

Hello with Lavender Bouquet
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with Hello card made with the new "Lavender Bouquet" dies released this past May.  Here's a closer look at my card:

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Here's how I made my card:

1)  I die cut the lavender stems and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers

2)  I took a piece of watercolor card and smooshed purple ink with water on it then added splatter with the same ink.

3)  I added all the stems to the watercolor card stock and then trimmed .75" from the bottom.

4)  I added the watercolor card to a card base that had striped washi tape across the bottom.  Next I added a few gems and a heat embossed sentiment from "Big and Little Words" stamp set.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had so much fun creating it!  Be sure to check out all the new Memory Box goodies on their website HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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