I hope you all are enjoying this season of merry making and have had some time for yourselves as well. I know this time of year can get hectic and sometimes overwhelming so I’m glad you have taken a break and joined me here for a little inspiration (I hope). I am still making Christmas cards for friends and family and haven’t been able to get my fill of November’s Flavor of the Month card kit. This is the most recent card I have made from this kit.
Quick Tip: When embossing on watercolor paper tape it down to your surface first (I used a small cutting board so I can hold onto it easier and move it around easier) this will keep your paper from bowing up on you.
I have been wanting to watercolor an image for some time now and thought this ornament would be perfect. Before I began watercoloring I stamped the image in black ink then again in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder which gave me “guidelines” if you will while I was painting. The gold didn’t show up as sparkly in the picture as it does it real life unfortunately but you still get the idea. I pulled pieces from the different collections in the November Flavor of the Month kit. I glued the strand of pearls as a frame around the colored image with Multi Medium Matte it held it well, dried clear and didn’t take very long to dry either. Used WOW embossing powder to add the sentiment that comes with An Ornamental Christmas stamp set, I am smitten with that font and the leafy sprigs!
That is it for me and this card I think it came out lovely and I enjoyed making it which that is why we do this after all right? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a wonderful watercolor card using a medium that I don’t use often enough and that is Distress Crayons! It has been a long time since I’ve used my distress crayons and actually, it’s been a good long while since I’ve watercolored so I thought why not do it now!
So to start, I stamped the gorgeous Tumbleblossoms Cluster stamp by Stamping Bella four times over a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I then scribbled Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. I was then able to use my watercolor pen and grab the pigment with my pen and watercolor the panel. I had so much fun!
I started with the lightest color (Mustard Seed) and actually colored a bunch of the flowers with just that color and then I went back in with the Spiced Marmalade and the Festive Berries to add some rich, darker tones that felt more Fall-ish to me. I used the Walnut Stain to color in the open spaces and I just love the way it makes the flowers pop on the panel. To finish off the panel I added some white gel pen to the tiny little flowers and berries. Once I was done watercoloring, I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then mat it with a gorgeous reddish orange card stock that I found in my stash. Now the Tumbleblossoms Cluster stamp set doesn’t have a sentiment so I dug through some of my Fall stamps and found a gem… the Teresa Talks Fall stamp set!! I love this set and the “fall greetings” sentiment was absolutely perfect for this card! I stamped the sentiment on that same card stock with VersaMark watermark ink and I embossed it with a fine white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and then popped up the sentiment. My first thought when finishing up this card was to find a neutral card base… maybe white or kraft (my go to’s!!) but then I got to thinking… I really want that Mustard Seed yellow to pop on this card so I dug through my stash of card stock and found this perfect yellow card stock. Bam! It was perfect! I trimmed it down to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece and then adhered that to a white card base.
Surprise! I was able to make another simple card using the leftover panel. I used the same yellow and reddish orange card stocks from my stash (both are from past card kits… I’m honestly not sure which colors though) and then I added a strip of some kraft card stock that was also in my stash and had just enough left over for a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece for my card front. I then adhered it to a white card base. To finish this one off, I just stamped and heat embossed the same sentiment. Done!
Here’s a picture of both cards using the one watercolored panel. I have another small piece left over from the panel that I’ll set aside and I hope to use it on another project. I had so much fun making these cards to share with you today! I hope you’re inspired to pull out those neglected mediums in your crafty stash and get some fun crafty time!!
Hi Everyone! Luci here from My Crazy Craft Life with a Sneak Peek from the Flavor of the Month June 2019 Card Kit! The theme is Underneath the Sea so you know this kit will be jam packed with awesome things! Water themed cards are probably my favorite to make so I have loved everything about this month!
It’s such a fun kit I had a hard time deciding what to use, but I love otters so these guys had to be first! Be sure to head over to Scrapping for Less to grab yours!
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Hi it’s Lynnea! I am so excited that the theme for June at Scrapping for Less is under the sea! Underwater critters are my favorites! I created a simple watercolor background! I hope you love it! Check out the video at the end of the post!
Don’t you just LOVE the Jaws Because stamp set from La-La Land Crafts!? Seriously so cute! I picked out some of my favorite images and stamped them repeatedly across my card with the help of my MISTI.
Watercolor is my favorite way to color, so I grabbed my Sakura Koi palette and started painting! I love the look of defined shading with watercolor! I started with a light layer of color and came back in with some darker color for shading.
I added black watercolor spatters to the background for texture and a simple white heat embossed sentiment to finish my card. Here’s my how-to video!
I found myself in need of some birthday cards and I remembered this sweet March 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit in my stash called It’s All About Ice Cream. The perfect kit to replenish my birthday card stash!!
For all of the cards I created, I went with a pretty simple design… I started with a 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper from the collection. Some of those I mat on a piece of 5-3/8 x 4-1/8″ piece of coordinating card stock… some I just left as is and adhered to a white card base.
This first card I watercolored and die cut with a wonky rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Flavor of the Month Year 1 sentiment stamp set and then popped it up on the card with foam tape. I added a few sequins and that was it for card one.
For my second card, I added a strip of the pretty ribbon that I adhered to the back of the patterned paper. I then stamped the cute Flavor of the Month Logo stamp masking the center so I could stamp Happy Birthday from the FOTM Year 1 sentiment stamp instead. I just used a ruler and a Memento tuxedo black marker to add the masked lines back in and then stamped the sentiment. I colored the image using the following Copic markers ~ R14, R20, R29, B02, B21, BG000, BB01, BG45, E0000, E00, E23, E25, Y15. I fussy cut the focal image and then popped it up on the card. I added a few red sequins and this one was done.
For my third card I had to get creative because I didn’t have a full 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper left over so I combined two papers and mat them on a green piece of card stock. This card was pretty simple… I utilized the fantastic cut-a-parts included in the patterned papers. I mat this particular one on red card stock and then popped it up on the card. I added a few of the Silver Glossy Dots and then decided I wanted to also use the cute Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set.
I thought it would be fun to add a gift card for an ice cream shop (only had this gift card to show… sorry!) inside so I paper pieced the ice cream tub using the papers from this collection and adhered it on a strip of the same patterned paper that I had stamped the sentiment. I colored the little bit of ice cream using R20, E27, E51. I left the bottom portion of the card empty so I can write my birthday wishes to the recipient.
Now getting creative again, I cut the music note patterned paper in half and adhered it along with the green/white polka dot paper to the mat of orange card stock. I mat another cut-a-part paper onto red card stock and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I used my last five Silver Glossy Dots to finish off this card.
My last card came together pretty simply with the layers of patterned paper and the addition of the tag. I stamped the Ice Cream Marci directly on the tag along with the sentiment and then set the tag aside. I stamped Ice Cream Marci again on a scrap piece of white card stock and then paper pieced her shirt with the pink/white polka dot paper. I colored her in with the following Copic markers E0000, E00, E17, E23, E27, E47, E49, B91, B95, RV10, RV14, RV21. I then fussy cut her out and adhered her to the tag. I added some pink and white ribbon that I tied off with some twine… all from my stash. I then popped up the tag on the card and called this last card done!