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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You Are Simply Wonderful + Blog candy

Hello again!

The coffee themed cards continue with today’s post. Do you have YOUR wonderful beverage of choice in hand?

In case you’re here for the first time, here are the fun blog hops and challenges going on:

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Today’s card was also made with color scheme and sketch from the Unity [Be Inspired} Challenge in mind (click HERE for more info.)

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And Simon Says Stamp’s May Work It Wednesday challenge of “rainbows” (click HERE for more info.)

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I love the fun double entendre of exactly WHO is wonderful… the friend or the coffee! : )

Materials used:

  • Unity Stamp Company stamp: you are simply WONDERFUL
  • Unity Stamp Company stamp: Best Friends {coffee girl}
    • Unity Stamp Company is a Super Sponsor of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop  : )
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Ebony detail embossing powder and faux pearls
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos (Only my second attempt at using them. Love the rich colors!)
  • Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
  • Tombow Xtreme  and mono-dots adhesives
  • Misc. cardstock and puffy heart

I’m entering this card in the following blog hops and challenges:

If you’d like to join the fun at any of the above, just click on the colored text to go find out what you need to do. Happy crafting!

Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by today!

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***********    giveaway now closed    ***************

If you’ve been here before, you know I have a small blog candy package to give away:

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I figure any coffee loving cardmaker will love these adorable ‘Brewchitecture’ napkins by Jill Seale. One pack is “coffee” the other is “café presse.” And, since we are cardmakers, there’s also a new, small Studio g stamp set: ” delight in little things.”

If you would like to have a chance to win this package, all you have to do is leave a comment on any of my blog hop posts that have “Blog candy” in the title from June 5 – 12, 2015. Of course, I appreciate those who sign up to follow the blog, but it’s not a requirement. If you do sign up to follow, I will give you one extra entry. To sign up, you’ll need to go to the home page and click the box that says “follow” in the right-hand column under the photos. If you’re already a follower, make a second comment telling me so (once during the week). Otherwise, one comment per post, please.  From all the comments left on my blog posts from June 5 – 12 that have “Blog candy” in the title, I will announce a winner, selected at random, on June 14, 2015. (This date is revised from my original post.) The winner will have 72 hours to respond, or I will draw another winner.

May all you WONDERFUL readers have a wonderful day!!

-D.Ann

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