Watercolor Card | Hero Arts | Knitting 2019

Happy Worldwide Watercolor month!! To celebrate, I’ve created a card using watercolors and some sweet stamp images from Hero Arts. I love watercoloring; it so mesmerizing to watch the pigments moves around with the water. I’ve recently picked up a few tubes of Daniel Smith watercolors, and I can easily say they do live up to the hype. The colors are gorgeous, and creamy, and dry beautifully.

Two more of my favorite things is cats and knitting; so, this card was a blast to create! I had trouble choosing a color palette for this card. I saw a picture of a beautiful black and pink bird and was immediately inspired–inspiration can come from anywhere.

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I stamped the images onto a piece of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, and I used VersaFine Onyx black ink, which is a waterproof ink. I painted my images using lots of layers of paint. Once I was done, I let them dry, and I fussy cut them out. However, there are coordinating dies. (See link below.) The image of the girl is so cute how they have her posed. You could sit her anywhere, and in this case, I put her sitting on the edge of the wood frame die cut with her cat and basket of yarn.

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Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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5K Subscriber Giveaway! | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit 2019 | Leafy Frames

Hello fellow card crafters! Welcome to my blog! I’m celebrating 5K subscribers on my YouTube channel. As a thank you I’m giving away 2 chances to win a Simon Says Stamp $30 gift card! For your 1st chance to win, leave a comment here on my blog telling me what your favorite holiday is to create cards for. For you 2nd chance to win, go over to my YouTube channel, hit the thumbs up button and leave a comment telling me your favorite art medium to use on your cards.  Check back on my blog on Friday, June 14, 9am Chicago time to see if you won. I’m going to randomly select a winner. International subscribers are welcome to enter the giveaway.

Thank you for your support, the lovely comments you send me, and your kindness!! I’ve been creating videos for over 3 years, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. I love sharing with you the cards I create! It’s a hobby that involves a lot of fun products, some basic tools and–my favorite–art supplies. As I’ve mentioned before, I love creating these tiny works of art to mail out and brighten someone’s day!

Also, at the beginning of my video I show of few pictures of my craft room, aka my dining room. I don’t have an extra room in my house to use as a craft room, but the dinning room works out great–I have a really big table, I can work on my cards in between cooking in the kitchen, and I get to be near my family. The down side is we don’t eat in there anymore except on major holidays. I try to keep it tidy because it’s visible when company stops by. I’ve mentioned in my past video’s about the gorgeous peonies blooming outside of my craft room windows, and I wanted to share a little glimpse of those too since they are blooming now! The two book cases on either side of my windows house all my supplies, and in my opinion, there’s nothing prettier to look at than art supplies–well, it runs a close second place to my peonies.

The cards I’m showing you today are from Simon Says Stamp’s June card kit. It’s called, “Leafy Frames.” I love the stamps from this kit, and I had so much fun using the products from this kit to design these cards. Links to most of the supplies I used are listed below.

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Card #1: Hand-Stamped Pattern Paper Card

Polychromos colored pencils: Deep Scarlet Red 219, Rose Carmine 124, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Permanent Green Olive 167, Earth Green Yellowish 168

Inks: MFT Poppy, Memento Cottage Ivy, Memento Bamboo Leaves

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Card #2: Watercolor Heart Card

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Card #3: Coral Patterned Paper Birthday Card

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Card #4: Gelly Roll Pens on Kraft Cardstock

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Card #5: Golden Frame Card

Copic Markers: E40, E41, YG00, YG03, G07

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Card #6: Antique Gold Frame Watercolor Card

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Card #7: Distress Oxide Ink Blending & Colored Pencil Card

Distress Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral

Polychromos Colored Pencils: Phthalo Gree 161, Permanent Olive Green 167, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Earth Green 172, Earth Green Yellowish 168, Rose Carmine 124, Deep Scarlet Red 219

Stickles on the berries: Lime

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Card #8: Colored Pencil Frame Card

Polychromos Colored Pencils: Phthalo Gree 161, Permanent Olive Green 167, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Earth Green 172, Earth Green Yellowish 168, Rose Carmine 124, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Mauve 249, Light Chrome Yellow 106

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Card #9: Paper Flowers Tag Card

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Card #10: Pressed Flowers Hello Card

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Here is my process video! You can watch it here, or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for stopping by today!!

 

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5 Cards, 1 Kit | Pink & Main’s May Card Kit 2019 |Next Chapter

Hello crafty friends! I designed 5 cards using Pink & Main’s May card kit. This card kit is perfect for all of us book nerds out there! I’m one of the biggest–Lol! I couldn’t pass this one up. I love all the images in the stamp set called, “Page Turner.” My favorite is the large stamp of the bookshelf! All the details on this stamp are just fabulous–love the little cat! Below you’ll find close-up pictures of my set of cards, as well as a list of the copic markers I used to color in card 3 and 5. There is also a link to my YouTube video where you can watch the creation of these cards.

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Card #1: Pattern Paper & Die Cut Friend Card

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Card #2: Watercolor Bookshelf Card

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Card #3: Copic Colored Stack of Books

Copics used: Dog – E40, E41, E23, R11 Books – RV55, R29, YR04, Y08, YG05, B23, B66, V04, E23

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Card #4: Paper Strips and Twine Card

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Card #5: Copic Colored Bookmark Card

Copics used: Skin – E11, E00, E000, R11 Hair – YR07, YR14, Y21 Flowers – RV55, YG05 Book – YG05, YR04, B23, RV55, Y08

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Here is my video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thank you for stopping by!!

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit 2019 | Delicate Flowers

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to show you the fun cards I designed using Simon Says Stamp’s May card kit–it is a beauty! I love the floral stamp set included called Delicate Flowers and the Moda Scrap pattern papers–these were my favorite items in the kit. In designing these cards I was all over the map; I used a lot of my favorite techniques to create them. (Also, the lilac and tulip you see in these pictures are fresh from my garden! I’m loving the spring weather! Now, if it would just stop raining. Lol!)

I hope these designs inspire you to try out some of these super fun techniques!

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Card #1: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper

Polychromos pencils: 128 Light Purple Pink, 125 Middle Purple Pink, 170 May Green, 167 Permanent Green Olive, 205 Cadmium Yellow Lemon, 169 Mortuum

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Card #2: Die Cut Pattern Paper

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Card #3: Gel Pen Smudging

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Card #4: Focus on Pattern Paper

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Card #5: Spotlight Coloring using Daniel Smith Watercolors

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Card #6: Rosebud Wreath using Colored Pencils and Gamsol

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Card #7: Colored Pencil on Black Cardstock

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Card #8: Alcohol Ink blending and Alcohol Markers

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Card #9: Alcohol Ink Blending and Pattern Paper Focus

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Card #10: Colored Pencils on Colored Cardstock

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Here is my video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day to you!!

 

Mother’s Day Cards 2019 |Watercolors & Pattern Paper

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are all getting a great start to your weekend! I wanted to show you the three Mother’s Day cards I created this year. I love creating Mother’s Day cards, and this year I chose supplies from a few different companies. (The links are below!) The Magnolia Flowers Stamps are gorgeous, and they were so much fun to paint. Sitting down and creating these cards was like an early Mother’s Day gift to myself! Lol!

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Card #2: Watercolor Coral Magnolia Card

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Card #3: Watercolor Pink Magnolia Card

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Thanks for visiting! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!! Here is the video showing how I created these cards. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Here are the links to the supplies I used: