Category Archives: Watercolor

(2021 c049) Kat Scrappiness Fall Woods

A shoutout to Tracy Weinzapfel Studios for the inspiration and her technique for making the plastic wrap watercolor background. She has a free demo almost every Wednesday evening on her Facebook page as well as a private subscription group where I learned this particular technique. You can go to the link above and she will …

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(2021 c042) Dry & Heat Embossed Watercolor background

I used watercolor paper: Steps: 1) treat with anti static powder; 2) choose your choice of impress or depress side of your embossing folder and tap that side gently with Versamark Ink ; 3) run through your die cutting machine of choice; 4) apply embossing powder and gently tap off excess; 5) heat emboss with heat …

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(2021 c041) Watercolor Sympathy

The background was painted with soppy wet watercolors and dried. The Hex Kaleidoscope Tile from Spellbinders Small Kit of the Month August 2021. I love the triple design. The sentiment was cut using: Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Cut SYMPATHY Word. Challenges Entered: Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Add a Sentiment Die Cut Divas: Watercolor – …

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(2021 c028) Watercolor background

The cover die Pink Fresh Ornate Poinsettias Die was cut from Gold   Metalic Poster Board from Hobby Lobby (Super CHEAP). I first impressed the die into my watercolor paper using the silicone mat with my Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine 8.5″ Platform . Then I watercolored the flowers following the impressed shapes. I converted these Poinsettias into some sort of …

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(2021 c027) Spring Nosegay

Have you youngsters ever heard the term Nosegay? That is what this is… a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice.[1] Doilies are traditionally used to bind the stems in these arrangements. I used watercolor paper and colored …

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(2021 c022) Inside Outside Slimline

I cut the flower shape through the card front and the blue card cardstock that was first impressed with Kat Scrappiness Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies. I stamped the flowers: Hero Arts DC233 Rose Stamp & Cut  and Hero Arts Florals Dahlia Stamp & Cut  with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black  Ranger Embossing Powder on Mixed Media paper …

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(2020 c038) Birthday Branches

Stamp set: Collaboration  set with Simon Says Stamp and Alte New – No longer available: SSS 101928 Altenew Dainty Sprig  Stamped on Mixed Media paper with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder,  and painted with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger . Background Die: Peacock Backdrop Die by KAT SCRAPPINESS colored by sponging Distress Oxide …

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(2020 c006) Winter Blues, Darice, Cardmaker Magazine

The background was created with watercolor paper and smooshing Distress Inks by Ranger .  The boarder was cut with  Darice, Snowflake Boarder 2014-4 2 (this particular die appears to be discontinued).  The swirls were stamped with a stamp that I received in a CardMaker magazine (The magazine is no longer being published). For the sentiment I used: Impression …

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(2019 c62) LF CAS Magical Christmas

For my CAS card I cut out a piece of watercolor paper with  Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables.  I used the stampset:  Lawn Fawn Winter Skies .  Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I stamped with Versamark Ink  and  heat embossed with black WOW Embossing Powder .  On the inside I stamped the sentiment  and heat embossed with red.  I colored the bear with Black …

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(2019 c57) MFT & LF Beach

I watercolored the background on water color paper using Distress Inks by Ranger  .  I then made my own stencil by cutting the My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas  from Transparency film and sponged a darker yellow in the center to represent the rising sun and it’s reflection across the water and beach.  I then sponged with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with …

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