Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”
Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created! Each month we’ll have a different theme; this month it is Watercoloring!!
I have two projects for you today, and as I’ve done several watercoloring cards in the past, I picked two techniques I haven’t shown yet. The first one is a clean and simple design using watercoloring for a subtle background:
I used both the watercoloring pencils (the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry) and the Berry Burst ink refill for this one. It’s done on regular Whisper White cardstock. You can see you don’t need to use the watercolor paper everytime to watercolor!
I mixed and matched today’s cards with several stamp sets. The Happy Birthday is from Rose Wonder cut out with the Stitched framelits, and the leaves and plus signs are from the new set Oh So Eclectic. I used the coordinating framelits to cut out the leaves and the little gold pieces. I finished it off by using some of the new Metallic sequins.
This next one is using the new Glossy Paper, and the watercoloring is a little less subtle:
I got the paper all wet with a paintbrush first, then used various ink colors to color in the background. I just smooshed the inkpad when closed to get a little of the color in the lid to use that. I went over it once, then let it dry a bit, then went over some of the colors again to make them darker.
Once it dries, you can still tell this is the glossy paper in this angle:
I added a simple frame around the card by drawing a line with a black marker. The sentiment is from the new set Colorful Seasons. The butterfly thinlit die is from the Move Me set. I added some of the new copper trim behind it – I cut off a small piece, then cut it open. It’s actually like a tube of mini wire ribbon – pretty neat! I added some of the metallic sequins here, too. I picked out the copper and iridescent ones.
There are so many different ways to use watercoloring, so I hope you try them all! While you are doing that, be on the lookout for more information about some specials this month – I’m going to be having a Christmas in July card class (just narrowing down the date), and it will go great with one of the specials Stampin’ up has going on! I’ll do a separate post about that to get all the info in there.
Thanks for looking!
Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Tammy, and I hope you have fun looking through all their projects, too!
In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started! If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!
Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:
Anna Conetta Masciovecchio
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Lisa Harvey Reber