354 posts categorized "Watercolors"

01/11/2022

Tue 11

Friends, Flowers and Watercolors by Jean Okimoto

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Love flowers?  Here's a just-released floral design to add to your collection of Memory Box garden dies.  Hi friends, Jean Okimoto here introducing the new Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral set. Our 6x6 color collections make it quick and easy to find the perfect coordinating colors for the bold, detailed blossom and leaves.  Four shades each of the Lush Greens and Vibrant Violets are used here.

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Cut the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral pieces from dark pink, light pink and violet 6x6's in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Cut the two-piece center from light and dark green 6x6's in the Lush Green Collection - layer them, then daub them with Open Studio Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue.

Cut the leaves from light and dark green 6x6's.

I've used a scrap of watercolored paper from my stash - it's cut with the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangles Die.  Add specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Cut the Hello Friend Posh Script background from white cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the coordinating detailed die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Embossing it adds dimension and makes it very easy to attach the delicate overlay.  Cut the overlay from a violet 6x6 and add tiny dots of glue.  Press the delicate diecut down into the debossed greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add sparkly lavender Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Oops...I glanced at Dave's beautiful Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral on the envelope after the card was done - and realized I made several "leafy" errors.  The top leaf is upside-down, both leaves are in the wrong space and dark/light green shades are reversed.  Couldn't get much wrong-er than that - it proves how versatile this great die set is!

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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12/26/2021

Sun 26

New Year’s Shaker
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Boxing Day!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.   Now that Christmas is over, my card today focuses on the next big celebration.  And since the edge-to-edge or infinity or pocket or frameless or flat shaker card (yes, it is known by all these names!) is so popular right now, I thought they pair well together.

3 things come to mind when I think of new year’s - glitz, glam and gold! 😉  Started by creating a golden bokeh background on watercolor paper.  Using the wet-on-wet technique, applied clean water to the entire watercolor panel, then randomly dropped in various colours of yellow
from my Gansai Tambi" watercolor paints.  Once dried, used DIY circle stencils from my stash to add white pigment ink and white gouache paint with a sponge dauber through these stencils.   Trimmed the panel down to A2 size and spritz with a shimmer spray for some sparkle.

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Next, a piece of clear plastic was trimmed to slightly larger than A2 size.   Added strong double-sided tape along the four sides on the back of the panel.   Remove the release paper from three sides and fold the plastic over and secure.  This will create a pocket with the opening on one end.  Add in the shaker bits , then close off the final side. 

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Mounted the shaker panel to a white card base.   Die cut the letters from gold glitter paper, then adhered on top of the plastic to finish.

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Thank you for joining me today.  Have a safe and happy new year!  See you next year!

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12/05/2021

Sun 05

Watercolor Holly Clusters
by Michelle Bala

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Hello, Michelle here, sharing some water colored holly clusters. I used the Holly Bundle Die and Open Studio Water Color Paper and die cut the holly pieces. I used Karin Brushmarkers  to add color. For the leaves, I used blue sapphire, lush green, and ocean teal. For the berries I used lipstick red and burgundy. Set aside to dry.
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Next, I trimmed a piece of Wood Grain Paper in white to fit an A2 card base. I used the Merry Christmas Posh Script Die  and a piece of dark gray paper from the Earth 6x6 Paper Pack. I die cut the sentiment 3 times and adhered them together.
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I adhered the holly clusters with foam tape, than added the berries. I added a layer of Dew Drop Glitter glue to the berries, than adhered the sentiment. 

Hope you give this a try!

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10/21/2021

Thu 21

Glittered Festive Christmas Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glitzy Glitter Pad diecuts and bright red Christmas Fairy Crystals sparkle on a holiday slimline card from our latest release.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a gouache and watercolored design from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Set. MemoryBoxFestiveChristmasGreetingsClearStampsAndDies, MemoryBoxJoyPostScript, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, HandmadeChristmasCards, DistressOxidesWatercoloring, GlitteredDiecuts, DIYCards, Cardmaking, Papercrafts, ChristmasPapercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Prep smooth kraft cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Stamp the oval foliage image from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Color it with a blend of Zinc White Gouache and Distress Oxides refill inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio and lucky clover were used here. Dry the inks and diecut the imaage.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from natural cardstock and the bright red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Pressure-emboss the natural background diecut with the delicate Joy die.  Embossing adds dimension  - and makes it easy to attach the delicate die by letting it settle into the embossed outline.

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A tip...if you're not sure which die size to use for a background strip cut the larger size.  If it looks too big, then recycle it by cutting it again with the smaller die.  You've saved some cardstock  - and might even be able to use the offcut "frame" for another project.

Cut the background strip wih the 1.5" x 6.5" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the green sheet from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the .8" x 5.8" die.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals for holly berries.  

To protect the card for mailing - cover the front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock.  The thickness of the card may require special postal handling.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...Jeansignature-3

 

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09/11/2021

Sat 11

Royal Treatment
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I hope all have crafty plans this weekend!

I wanted to play with the the new castle stamp. I have seen it used with so many color palettes and even used as a spooky Halloween castle. I wanted to go for a fairytale look for my card. I started by stamping my castle onto watercolor paper using Black Versafine ink. Once it dried (it takes a while), I colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.

I stamped the clouds directly on the watercolor paper with the castle, but I diecut the crown and parchment piece to layer on the card. To make the crown pop a bit more, I painted it with gold metallic paint and added some jewels to give it some glitter.

Here is a close up:

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Have a fantastic weekend!

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08/21/2021

Sat 21

Flowering Cactus, Vellum and Watercolors by Jean Okimoto

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Remember vellum?  It's great stamped and layered for light, airy butterflies from the Flowering Cactus Clear Stamp and Die Set.  Pair it with the bold cactus and a quick greeting - these design elements are all included in the versatile set.  The vellum cactus highlights some of the background color variations. 

Hi...Jean Okimoto here with a quick-stamped and diecut card for a busy weekend.  Stamp the cactus and butterflies on colored vellum with Onyx Black VersaFine Clair.  Emboss them with detail clear powder - take a few extra steps to protect the vellum.  Begin by briefly pre-heating the back of the image - hold the heat-tool about 4" away.  Finish the embossing from the front, with the heat tool about 4" away again.  Pre-heating from the backside helps prevent overheating and scorching the image.  It also seems to offset the curling caused by the heat.  

Cover the entire reverse side of stamped cactus with lined doublestick tape and diecut it.  Attach ¼" strips of lined doublestick tape just behind the center of the wide butterflies and cut it.  Attach a ¼" strip behind the left edge of the narrow butterfly and cut it.  The ¼" strips will adhere just portions of the butterflies.

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Cut a strip of inked or watercolored paper  with the approximately  1-½" x 6-½" Wrapped Stitch Slim Rectangle die.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Stamp the greeting on the light teal 6x6 from the Fresh Aqua Collection with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamdots.

Color Clear Jewels with a turquoise Sharpie of Copic Marker and add them to the card.

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered my new Bloomers Card Kit from Impress here in Seattle!  I'm shipping kits to Stamps and Memories in Hawaii too.

Thanks for viewing the project - enjoy the weekend.  See you again on Thursday!

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08/17/2021

Tue 17

Cactus Watercolor
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a card I made using the Flowering Cactus stamp/dies. It actually ended up being a really quick card because I let my paints just blend into each other and let them do the coloring. You could finish the card by adding extra details with colored pencils, but I was pleased with the end result.

For my background, I spritzed some watercolor paper with water, added some paint to the top and then tilted the paper to let the paint run to the bottom. This is what it looked like:

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Usually I do this technique when I want the bottom of the paper lighter so that I can stamp a sentiment. However, for this card, I covered most of it with my cactus.

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To color the image, I first stamped it onto some 140lb Memory Box watercolor paper in black versafine ink. The Memory Box watercolor paper is nice because it is really smooth on one side, which makes stamping on it a lot easier.  Next, I painted my plants by adding a bit of watercolor paint at the base of each petal and then worked my way outward so that the paint would be lighter at the tips of the petals. I usually use a thicker paint at the base and then add more water to the paint as I reach the edges to give it a more translucent look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

 

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08/14/2021

Sat 14

Anchors Me
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Saturday.  I have a quick nautical card to share today featuring the You Anchor Me stamp and die set.

The anchor was die cut 6 times from scraps of regular white cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  A small circle punch was used to make the hole bigger.  The rope from End of My Rope was die cut from silver metallic paper and wrapped around the anchor. 
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Next, took a 5”x3.75” mixed media panel from my stash and ink smooshed Prize Ribbon distress ink using a piece of acetate.  I find this method gives me more control because I can wipe away some of the ink before pressing down onto the paper.  Black heat embossed the sentiment, then mounted the panel onto a white card base atop two layers of thick white cardstock for a bit of dimension.  Added some clear drops to finish.
 
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Quick and simple and that does it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.
 
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05/29/2021

Sat 29

Embossed Watercolor Scene + Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this underwater scene card featuring the brand new 3D "Underwater" embossing folder. I combined it with lots of other Memory Box supplies. I also have a short video showing how I made this card:

In the video above, you can see how I used inks plus water and paint brushes with watercolors and and Fairy Sugar dew drops to enhance the detailed embossing you get with these 3D folders.    Here's a closer look at my card:

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And don't you just love the new clear jewels that were just released?  They really make the scene come alive and look like real water droplets on the card.  This card was a lot of fun to create! I have linked my supplies below if you are interested in them.
Here's one last look:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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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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