Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Dry Embossing, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Ink / Watercolor Squishing, Ink Blending, Layering paper shapes, Love, Mica Powder, Paper crafts, Stamping on patterned paper, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set | Inspiration recap

Hello friends, so here’s a recap of all the cards you have been seeing on this space using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Inspiration 1   Inspiration 2 Inspiration 3 Inspiration 4 Inspiration 5 Inspiration 6 Inspiration 7 Inspiration 8 Hope you give these ideas a try. These ideas can also be used… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set | Inspiration recap

Craft, DIY, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + watercoloring with distress inks + stamping with colored markers

Hi friends, I have one more card to share with you that uses┬áSimon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I started out this design planning to do no-line watercoloring but somewhere along the way I ended up doing something different. I liked the result, so decided to share this idea with you all too :-)… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + watercoloring with distress inks + stamping with colored markers

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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Zig brush markers

Hi friends, I have another card to share with you today which uses the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Simple steps really for this one. I stamped the main image using Archival Black ink onto Neenah white cardstock. Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color these in. The colors… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Zig brush markers

Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Layering paper shapes, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Combining SSS More Spring Flowers with Spellbinders Frames

Two cards today, friends :-) Same technique, just different layout and images. Ready? I started by stamping and heat embossing several different flowers and leaves from Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers stamp set on watercolor cardstock. I used Simon’s Fine Gold embossing powder for this. Then I loosely watercolored all the images using Gansai… Read More Combining SSS More Spring Flowers with Spellbinders Frames

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Cards using Watercolor Prints by Suzy Plantamura

Hello friends, I can’t believe we are in September already! Time flies!! As promised, we are getting back into the paper crafting world now and I have two cards to share with you: But before we look at these cards, let me tell you about some interesting and fun things happening in crafting world  STAMPtember… Read More Cards using Watercolor Prints by Suzy Plantamura

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Just Add H2O – Resources for studying watercolor techniques

Hello friends, sorry for my absence last week. A lot of things happening on the ‘life’ and ‘work’ side that are keeping me away from my crafting supplies. As you all know, this month we are exploring watercolors. Instead of sharing a card or two today, I decided to compile a list of amazing artists… Read More Just Add H2O – Resources for studying watercolor techniques

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Just Add H2O – Reverse watercolor

Hello friends! A very happy Holi to all of you!!  Today I have two colorful cards for you which are super simple to create. In both these cards I used the technique of reverse (water)coloring – the images themselves are left white with outlines either stamped or heat embossed and color washes are added around… Read More Just Add H2O – Reverse watercolor

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Just Add H2O – Spotlight water-coloring with inktense pencils

Hello my crafty friends!! Today I have another post in the Just Add H2O series. For this one, I explored a new technique and a new medium.  The technique of spotlight coloring is really simple to understand – stamp a large continuous image and color only part of it, leaving the rest uncolored. To make… Read More Just Add H2O – Spotlight water-coloring with inktense pencils

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Just Add H2O – Watercolor background with inlaid die cutting

Hi friends, life is getting busier every single day here and I am trying my best to squeeze in some time for all the crafty things. I am hoping to keep delivering some fun new techniques this month also – all focused around watercoloring. I am calling this series – Just Add H2O {after one… Read More Just Add H2O – Watercolor background with inlaid die cutting

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Background check – recap and a Winner !!!

Hello friends! I am very excited to announce that we have a Winner!!! I will email you shortly, so that I can get your gift card out to you, @BunnyD!! Thanks so much for all the love you all shared here and on instagram. We explored 13 different ways to enhance card backgrounds – some… Read More Background check – recap and a Winner !!!

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Background check – use watercolors to create a background

Hello my crafty friends! I am here with another installment of background check series posts. Today is idea #4.   If you are new here, a warm Namastey! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by… Read More Background check – use watercolors to create a background

DIY, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme, Watercolor

Watercoloring using distress ink and archival dye ink

Hello friends, today I have a card to share where I used two non-watercolor mediums to watercolor. Yes, for all the coloring you see on this card, I used distress inks and one Archival Dye ink. I just stumbled upon the fact that you could watercolor with archival dye inks. I was looking for the… Read More Watercoloring using distress ink and archival dye ink

Watercolor

30 Day Coloring Challenge is back!

Hi crafty friends, a lot of things are going on in my world, and although me & my little princesses have created several new cards these days, I haven’t had time to put together blog posts for all of them. They will come soon, I promise! :-) But for now, I just wanted to let you all… Read More 30 Day Coloring Challenge is back!

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