Watercolor Words

Valentines Already?

During December, Kim's Card Class, switches it up a bit. We've been making Christmas cards and projects for so long- since September, so I take a little break and add a Valentines card to the mix.

Its always a welcome change to all the Christmas trees and jingle bells and santas that we've been creating over the past 3 months.

The card that we made is the standard Valentines day colors. I love, love, love the reds, black, white and grays together on this card. The only thing its missing is pink!

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Crisp clean lines and fun embossed hearts make me happy. Real red glimmer paper, basic black, whisper white and basic gray always look great together and can be either masculine or feminine, which is a big plus!

A little sparkle with the red glimmer paper and a Sweet A Sassy framelits die cut heart, make my heart smile. The stamp set is Watercolor Words, stamped in basic gray archival ink. I've added some black metalic thread behind the heart and of course the Happy Hearts emboss folder adds that wow factor on this special valentine card.

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I know its Christmas time, but Valentines Day will be here before we know it!

Until then...

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Stampin' Technique - Outline Edging - with the Watercolor Words set

I've got a quick and easy card and technique to share with you today. Once again I've used the Watercolor Words stamp set, but this time, I've used the flower images to make this fun card.

I've actually used two different stamping techniques on this card. The outline edging technique and a simple favorite, sponging with sponge daubers.

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I used elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, soft sky, and old olive inks to stamp the flowers and leaves as well as the striped background and the greeting. I then sponged in the color with sponge daubers. This is such a quick and easy way to color outline images. Not to mention, it gives the flowers a soft, delicate look.

You can see that I've done the outline edging technique here. I stamped the entire card, except for about a 1 3/4" space from the bottom. This gave me enough room to cut the outline of the flowers and still have room to stamp the greeting below.

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I love stamping the insides of cards with a pale ink color in a cute pattern, like this Brushstrokes background stamp shown here.

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The inside of the card.

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A few rhinestone jewels add a sweet sparkle to this simple and sweet card.

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That's my quick tip and techniques for the day.

Go ahead and give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Technique- Glitter Splatter with Watercolor Words

Todays post is a card that uses a fun watercolor designed stamp set and one of my most favorite stamping techniques ever.

You all know how I love my glitter. Well, this is a super cool stamping technique, called "glitter splatter" I'll explain how I did it, so that you can try it too.

The stamp set that I used is called " Watercolor Words". I randomly stamped the hearts from this set, onto whisper white cardstock.

I used rose red, pink pirouette and blushing bride inks for the hearts and basic gray archival ink for the word, "hope". Note: I stamped off first with the rose red ink - which means that after I inked the stamped in rose red, I stamped it on my scratch paper first and then onto the card.

Here's the sparkly, glittery, super bling, bling card:

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I also used the gold foil paper and some crystal effects on the word, "hope".

Would you like to know how I got that gold glitter on there? Its really a very easy technique.

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Ok, so you need an aqua painter filled with water, a clear acrylic block or a dish of some sort, and the multi-purpose glue.

Squeeze a dollop of glue onto the block and add water from the aqua painter. Then mix it around with the tip of the aqua painter until it is a bit runny.

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Next, dip the aqua painter into the glue mixture and splatter it onto the card stock. I usually tap my pointer finger on the barrel of the aqua painter while holding it over the cardstock. I used colored cardstock here, so that you could see it- it didn't show up very well on the whisper white. Then, sprinkle the glitter over top. That's it. The glue will hold the glitter- just shake off the excess glitter back into the jar.
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Here's a close up: Ahhhh I just love it!

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I want to dedicate this card to a few of my friends who are battling breast cancer right now and who are now my forever "sisters".

Hope, Love and Prayers to Rita, Georgia, Elaine and Corinne... and also to a few friends who are battling other types of cancer, Diane, Sharon and Denise. Hugs to all of you. <3

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I'd love for you to give the glitter splatter technique a try. Its a bit messy, but totally worth it for the beautiful results.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

 

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