You Are Simply Wonderful Watercolor Cards

No, I am not wonder woman today! I happen to have worked up a 10 minute card for the Unity Stamps release party last week. I liked it so much I made a few more over the weekend, but haven’t been able to post them. Since I’m on a posting roll, I thought I’d go ahead and put them up… here’s what they look like:

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This was inspired by a video from Lawn Fawn. on how to get a stained glass look with watercolor. (You can see it HERE.)

I started by embossing on Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor paper.

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Then I smooshed my Distress Inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed water on the block and painted the image with a paintbrush.

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Since Distress Inks react with water, I covered my butterfly with post-it notes as I only wanted to let the lower colors run and tone down their hue to make the butterfly the star of the show.

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I spritzed downward and let the water run into the sink.

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Once dry, I mixed my own embossing powder – a shiny golden black – like I’d seen in a quick-tip video from Unity Stamps. (You can see it HERE.) I mixed some gold Perfect Pearls with my detail embossing powder.

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Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink, sprinkle the powder on, tap off, and apply heat.

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An easy-peasy cool look!

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Materials used:

  • Unity KOM 1/15 Magic of Beginnings /You Are Simply Wonderful
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed/Peacock Feathers/Picked Raspberry/Spiced Marmalade
  • Tombow: Xtreme adhesive and #685 dual brush pen
  • Recollections Detail embossing powders – ebony/gold
  • Ranger perfect pearls Gold
  • Wink of Stella clear
  • Aileene’s Super Tacky Glue
  • DCWV cards
  • Misc. cardstock, pearl flower beads, and rhinestones

Unity Stamp Co’s Friends With Flair link-up is today. If you want to join in, you can find the details here: http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/2015/08/friends-with-flair_21.html

Thanks for putting up with my mega-post day! I’m off to rest a bit!!

– D.Ann

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Fill Your Heart With What’s Important – Mixed Media Tags

Today I have a pair of tags to share. Jenn Shurkus is celebrating her 10th blogiversary and has invited us to copy the inspiration from one of her projects. I chose one of her beautiful tags from March (you can see it by clicking HERE).

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge this week is Sparkle and Shine, and their Monday Challenge is: i scream for… using the letter i.

So, I put the ideas together and came up with these lovely, sparkly and shiny mixed media tags using some Imagine crafts products, ink and a what’s Important stamp (i words)…

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Thanks so much, Jenn, for the fab idea!

Materials used:

  • Unity Stamp Co.:  January 2015 KOTM: Magic of Beginnings + Take Care of You + Tag – free gift with purchase : )
  • Dreamweaver Large Lace Border Stencil
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Butterflies Tissue Tape
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry
  • Ranger Stickles: Fruit Punch, Aqua, Distress Stickles – Dusty Concord, and Ice Stickles – Crystal Ice
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls: Dark Chocolate
  • Imagine Crafts Creative Medium: Metallic Gold
  • Imagine Crafts Goosebumps texture spray
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Detail embossing powders: Ebony & Gold
  • Recollections Encrusted Jewel kits: Mica & Teal
  • Memento London Fog dye ink
  • Misc glue, ribbon, feathers

Here are the challenges I’m entering this project in, in case you want to join the fun:

I’m glad you stopped by today!

-D.Ann

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