363 posts categorized "Watercolors"

07/02/2022

Sat 02

Adventure on the Curling Waves by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate the future and adventures awaiting someone moving up in life with a nautical slimline design.  The new Curling Waves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies create a backdrop for the Grand Spiral Shell.  Hi, Jean Okimoto sharing an idea for July's Waving Hello Challenge of water-themed cards.

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Diecut, VersaMark-ed and embossed cardstock creates swirly waves for summer designs.  Cut a sheet from the Stormy Blue Collection with the Curling Waves die - leave the diecuts in the die.  Use Full-Stick Post-It Notes on the reverse side to keep the diecuts intact.  Use the dies as stencils - daub or sponge VersaMark onto the diecuts. Heat-emboss them with detail clear powder.  (photo shows what's left after the diecuts are heat-embossed, cooled and removed)

Place the heat-embossed diecuts in the Curling Waves 3D Embossing Folder and pressure-emboss them to add dimension to your design.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-½" x 7-½" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Stamp the greeting - from the You Anchor Clear Stamps and Die Set - on white cardstock with Paradise VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the greeting with the 1.1" x 6.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Watercolor or blend blue inks on heavy white cardstock.  I used the inks from the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor multi-color inkpad.  Cut it with the Grand Spiral Shell background.

Cut the detailed Grand Spiral Shell from the white 6x6 in the Polished Foil Pad.  Assemble the shell.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  For contrast - I attached one of the small wave diecuts showing the reverse side - it's layered over a larger die, below the center of the greeting. Add Fairy Drops.  Cut a slimline-size piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great long weekend if you're celebrating the Fourth of July!

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03/21/2022

Mon 21

Daisy Blossom Stem Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I need a lot of birthday cards for the month of April.  This first one uses the Daisy Blossom Stem and the Happy Birthday Posh Script dies, watercolors, and Memory Box papers.

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to make this card

  • start with a red notecard
  • add the striped paper from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005, cut 5 1/4 X 4
  • add a lime-y green paper from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003, cut 4 1/4 X 3

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  • cut the DAISY BLOSSOM STEM 94616 from watercolor paper; remove the dies but leave the images in place on the background
  • use whatever watercolors you like to paint the flowers and stems--I used a set of Staedtler watercolors
  • once the paint is dry, remove the pieces from the background and add three tiny orange gems from AUTUMN FAIRY JEWELS JWL004 to the large daisy blossom center


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  • add the flowers and stems to the right side of the green panel
  • die cut the background for the HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSH SCRIPT from the leftover piece of the striped paper and add it to the notecard panel
  • die cut the detailed Happy Birthday from the leftover piece of lime-y green cardstock; add it to the background piece
  • add five more of the orange Fairy Jewels along the right edge of the stems

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the dies used to make this card

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One down and several more to go!  And I've got to get going on Easter cards...I've started pulling dies and papers and thinking of ways to combine them.  Take another look at the Memory Box catalog here and keep checking back on our Outside the Box blog for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!

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02/27/2022

Sun 27

You Deserve Happiness
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with a mini slimline card made with new stamps and dies from the 2022 Memory Box Spring Release!

Here's another look at my card:

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To make my card I started with a piece of watercolor card stock and smooshed and splattered lots of Distress Inks in pinks, yellow and oranges with lots of water too. Once it dried, I cut the "Memory Box Riverbank Large Layered Blooms" die from it and layered the flower together adhering it with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the new "Memory Box Friends and Family" Open Studio stamp set in black ink then covered the sentiment with post it notes and splattered black Karin marker watercolor ink on it. Once that dried I added the flower to the top of the card.

The center of the flower was cut from the newly released black glossy card stock and really helps tie the splatters and black ink from the sentiment all together. Lastly I added some Fairy Crystals to the card in two sizes. Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! Please stop by the Memory Box blog each day to see more inspiration from the brand new 2022 Memory Box Spring Release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/23/2022

Wed 23

Miss You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I am back with another pretty floral card today using the Fresh Cut Stems die set.  The flowers in this set remind me of my mom and I do miss her.  She loved smaller blue flowers.  This is a quick card beautiful card to recreate for someone you miss.  You can change up the colors to the recipient favorite.  

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Bouquet:

Die cut the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems from a dark green paper from the Lush Green Pad to get 3 stems.  Die cut the Fresh Cut Stems dies, the ones without the flowers attached, from a lighter shade of green from the Lush Green paper pad.  (I love these paper pads with the different shade for die cutting.  It makes layering so much easier). Die due the flowers from the lightest aqua from the Fresh Aqua Pad.  Shade the bottom of the flowers with Distress Salvage Patina Ink.  Add a little yellow/bronw to the center of the flower with a water color marker, dabbing lightly. Glue the flowers on the stems. Arrange the Tall Frilly Stems in the background gluing them towards the bottom where the overlap.  Then adhere the Fresh Cut Stems on top.  Cut bakers twine and tie a simple not around the area that was glues. Trim off excess.

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Background:

Cut a sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper to A2 size.  in the center wet with water and do a quick water color wash with Distress Salvage Patina ink spray. I spay a little on the table and pick up with a soaked brush.  Jut added a light color to the center of the paper.  Then dry off the brush and plater the background with the Salvage Patina.  Blot off with a paper towel to mute the splatters into the background.  Heat dry.  Die cut the Hex Half Pinpoint from Open Studio Watercolor Paper, twice.  Adhere to the background.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background panel to a A2 cream colored card.  Adhere the Miss You Posh Script sentiment, die cut from the matching paper as the flowers, to the bottom right hand corner of the card.  Glue the bouquet in the center of the card.

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02/20/2022

Sun 20

Miss You with Exquisite Leaf Frame
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with these newly released "Exquisite Leaf Frame" and "Miss You Posh Script" dies.  The new 2022 Spring Release is full of gorgeous dies, papers, and stamps!  

Here's a closer look at my card for today:

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For the background you can see that I used a 3D embossing folder on the watercolor card stock. I love using thick watercolor card stock with 3D embossing folders because you get such a deep and lovely impression. The word die also has a shadow die with it, but I decided not to use it as I wanted a thin black sentiment in the center and didn't want to draw any attention away from the lovely frame die.

Here's another look:

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The frame die was cut twice, once from alcohol inked Yupo paper and a second time from watercolor card stock that was smooshed with the same colors of ink and popped on top with very thin foam tape.

You can see the bottom layer of the leaf frame has more shine to it as it is the Yupo paper with alcohol inks. The top layer is more matte looking and it was turned around so that the leaf layers did not match up. I wanted a layered leaf look, so I decided to not line them up but instead reverse the top layer. I think it gives a really nice look to the card and especially like the contrast of shiny versus matte for the leaves.

Lastly I added some gems from Memory Box around the card front.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! Be sure to check out all the new release items in the Memory Box 2022 Spring Release. There are lots of gorgeous products including dies, new mirror papers, and stamps! You can find it all right HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

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02/19/2022

Sat 19

Just a Note of Daisies
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Since daisies are one of my favorite flowers (I have many 😁), I used the Daisy Blossom Stem die along with the Hex Half Pinpoint die and the Friends and Family stamp set from the new 2022 Spring release to create an all-occasion card. 

To start, the daisies and leaves/foliage were die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  

Yellows: Y11, Y15, YR24, YR27
Greens: YG03, YG07, YG17, YG67
Greys: C00, C1, 0 (for shading the white petals)
 

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The hexagon window layer was created by joining two white woodgrain Hex Half Pinpoint pieces together.  For the background, Peacock Feathers distress ink was watercolored onto a scrap of mixed media paper.  Once it was dry, it was attached to the card base then the flowers/foliage were arranged and adhered to it before mounting the hexagon window layer over top with foam tape for dimension.  Finished with some clear shimmer on the daisy yellow centers.

 

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With so many beautiful products, the 2022 spring release will not disappoint.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/17/2022

Thu 17

Floral Mini Slimline with 2022 Spring Release
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with these two mini slimline floral cards featuring products from the brand new Spring 2022 release!

I have a video also showing how I made my cards. If you prefer to watch it on YouTube, just click HERE.  Please consider subscribing while you are there so you won't miss any new content!

 



Here's a closer look at one of the cards:

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Both cards are very similar, just have different colors of the same die-cuts on each.

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Here's another look at my cards!

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These were super fun to create and easy too. These newly released floral dies are perfect for all your Spring cards and there are a lot of dies in this collection to choose from!

Here's one last look at my cards:

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I hope you enjoyed my card and video for today! Please check back on the Memory Box blog each day for more inspiration from this awesome new release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/11/2022

Fri 11

Happy Hearts and Watercolored Bubbles by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a simple Valentine idea that's quick and easy - especially if you already have a stash of watercolored or ink-blended backgrounds waiting to be used.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here, pairing two die designs that seem like perfect partners.  The upbeat Bubble Border and curvy dotted Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out are a happy combo for Valentine's Day - or any day!

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I used a strip of watercolored and gold-spritzed watercolor paper from my stash.  The mix of pink, peach and pale orange keeps it from being strictly Valentine-ish.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" X 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bubble Border.  Attach a strip of watercolored or ink-blended cardstock behind it.

Tape the 3 smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out dies together - offset towards the right.  Cut the triple-heart from a dark pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Leave the diecuts in the dies, tape them together on the backside and remove them all at once.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Melon Impress Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the coordinating die incuded in the stamp set.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add the copper-y Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

Need a wedding or anniversary card?  Upgrade this design in shades of gold, rose gold or silver (or all three!).  Toast the happy couple with champagne glass diecuts above the greeting.

Thanks for visiting our blog - wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day if you're celebrating on Monday!

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02/10/2022

Thu 10

Watercolor Powders Floral Card
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I want to talk about a watercolor powder technique I learned from Splitcoast Stampers. If you want to see the original video, you can find it here.

I made a ton of backgrounds with this technique. Some I thought were perfect the way they are, and others were relegated to my scrap pile. These papers were sometimes too "busy" or didn't quite have the colors I liked. I don't end up using them backgrounds, but they are absolutely perfect for diecutting. This way you can pick and choose the parts of the paper you like and want to use.

These were the two papers I chose:

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I wasn't sure which one I would end up using for the card, so I cut up both.

To make the backgrounds, you will need some photo paper (not glossy), some coffee filters, some watercolor powders (I used Color Burst Powders) and a spray bottle of water.

First, take the coffee filter and sprinkle it with a few colors of watercolor powder. Spritz the filter with water and then place the filter on top of the photopaper. This will transfer the color from the filter onto the photopaper. The reason you use the coffee filter in the first place is to allow the colors to blend the colors together before adding the to the paper. If you add the powders and water directly to the paper, you won't get as soft of a color blend.

Next, I die cut my flower and sentiment using my decorative papers and layered them onto my card. Here is a close up of the die cut pieces:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to make your own backgrounds!

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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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