Friday, September 4, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Birthday Wishes Card with Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a beautiful birthday card to share with you and a tutorial with another idea on how to use the DecoArt Metallic Lustre.


Here is the card I designed.  I love how soft and pretty looking the card is and the gold adds a touch of elegance to it.  I have shared a couple of different projects using the DecoArt Metallic Lustre.  It is very easy to use and there are so many different techniques it can be used for.  For today's card I used the DecoArt Metallic Lustre with a stencil. 


I only wanted to top half of my paper to be stenciled so I added a piece of painters tape across the middle.  If you don't have painters tape you can lay a piece of scrap paper down and be sure to hold it in place or tape it down.  


Using a Imagine Crafts Sponge Dauber dab the sponge in to the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush.  Spray a little bit of water on to a craft sheet and dab the dauber in to the water.  Doing this will soften up and thin out the DecoArt Metallic Lustre and allow you to use it with a stencil.  You could apply it without adding the water but it will be a lot thinker and it won't be as easy to stencil with it.


Place the Prima Flourish Stencil over top of the paper and use the Imagine Crafts Sponge Dauber with DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush to dab on the beautiful gold.


Once the stencil was removed I added a little more of the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush to soften up the edges.


Here is a look at the paper once the stenciling was done.  I love all of the gold shimmer from the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush.  It is so easy to use and it is easy to clean up too.  I just used a baby wipe to remove the access from the stencil.


I added some 1.5" Delicate Vintage Lace by May Arts with some May Arts 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes - White.  Love this rosette trim with the adhesive!  Next I added a loopy bow using May Arts Metallic Gold String and then I added a Prima Serenade Turquoise Flower to the center of the bow.  I also added a few Melissa Frances White Pearls.


Check out the beautiful font on the sentiment!  The Birthday Wishes sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Birthday Blessings.  I used VersaMark Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiment.


Here is another look at the finished card.  The card base is a light aqua and it is an A2 top folding card.  This card was really quick and easy to create and the look of it could simply be changed up by using a different stencil and sentiment.  If you haven't tried the DecoArt Metallic Lustre I really encourage you to give it a try--there are so many fun techniques it can be used for and the metallic shimmer is so beautiful!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!


Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Birthday Blessings
Paper:  White, Light Aqua
Ink:  VersaMark Ink
Ribbon:  May Arts 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes - White1.5" Delicate Vintage Lace by May Arts, May Arts Metallic Gold String
Accessories:  Prima Flourish Stencil, DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Prima Serenade Turquoise Flowers, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Imagine Crafts Sponge Dauber, Water Bottle, Heat Tool, Painters Tape

Monday, August 31, 2015

ButterBeeScraps - Butterfly Beaded Dangle Necklaces

Hello everyone!  Today, I have some pretty butterfly beaded dangle necklaces to share with you.  


I designed three butterfly dangle necklaces that are all very similar in style--just different colors and a few different beads.  I used BRONZE BUTTERFLY METAL FILIGREE EMBELLISHMENT (#638-B).  I used a metal hole punch to create the holes at the top and bottom of the butterflies.  All of the butterflies were bronze and then I applied Krylon White Flat Spray Paint.  I used Steel Wool (#0000) to buff off some of the paint to reveal the metal.  Once I achieved the desired look then I sealed each piece with Krylon Crystal Clear Sealer.  


Here is a close up of the pink butterfly dangle necklace.  For this necklace I used BRONZE BUTTERFLY METAL FILIGREE EMBELLISHMENT (#638-B) and I added SS16 LIGHT ROSE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONESS12 LIGHT ROSE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONES for the body of the butterfly.  For the beaded dangle I used BRONZE BALL END HEAD PINSBRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP046-B)6X8MM ROSE PINK PEARLIZED FACETED GLASS ABACUS BEADS, and 4X6MM ROSE PINK PEARLIZED FACETED GLASS ABACUS BEADS.  I also used a couple bronze flower spacers beads from my own stash.  


Here is the second necklace I designed. 




Here is a look at the third necklace.


Here is a close up.  For this last necklace I used the bronze butterfly and then added SS16 AQUAMARINE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONESSS12 AQUAMARINE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONES for the body of the butterfly.  To create the dangle I used CLEAR RHINESTONE AND BRONZE RONDELLE SPACER BEADS – 6MM (#BD006-B/CL)BRONZE BALL END HEAD PINS, and BRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP052-B).  I also used a Aqua Tear Drop Bead and Aqua Seed Beads from my own stash.

These necklaces were quick and easy to create.  Don't forget to check out ButterBeeScraps
for all of your metal embellishments, filigree, beads and jewelry findings.  
While you are there hop on over to the ButterBeeScraps Blog and check out all of the fantastic projects from the Design Team.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this jewelry piece.

 Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
ButterBeeScraps:  BRONZE BUTTERFLY METAL FILIGREE EMBELLISHMENT (#638-B)CLEAR RHINESTONE AND BRONZE RONDELLE SPACER BEADS – 6MM (#BD006-B/CL)SS16 CLEAR AB FLAT BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONESSS12 CLEAR AB FLAT BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONESSS16 AQUAMARINE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONESSS12 AQUAMARINE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONESSS16 LIGHT ROSE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONESSS12 LIGHT ROSE FLAT BACK GLASS RHINESTONESBRONZE BALL END HEAD PINSBRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP046-B) *pink necklace, BRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP052-B) *aqua and clear AB necklace, 8X12MM CLEAR AB FACETED GLASS TEARDROP BEADS4X6MM CLEAR AB FACETED GLASS ABACUS BEADS6X8MM ROSE PINK PEARLIZED FACETED GLASS ABACUS BEADS4X6MM ROSE PINK PEARLIZED FACETED GLASS ABACUS BEADS
Other Supplies
Bronze Flower Spacers, Aqua Tear Drop Bead, Aqua Seed Beads, Bronze Chain, Lobster Clasp, Krylon White Flat Spray Paint, Krylon Crystal Clear Sealer, Steel Wool (#0000), Glossy Accents
Tools
Beadalon:  Round Nose Pliers, Bent Nose Pliers, Flush Cutter
Bead Landing:  Metal Hole Punch


Friday, August 28, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Most Wonderful Christmas Watercolor Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a beautiful watercolor Christmas card to share with you along with a tutorial.


Here is the card that I designed using the Penny Black Clear Stamp - Most Wonderful.  For this card heat embossed the Christmas sentiment and snowflakes and then did a pretty simple watercolor background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.


To start I used the Penny Black Clear Stamp - Most Wonderful with VersaMark ink and stamped the image on to Ranger Watercolor Paper (smooth side).  Then I added Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White and heat embossed with a heat tool.  Once the heat embossing was done then I used painters tape to hold my paper in place.  The painters tape is optional--I just like using it to hold my paper in place when I am watercoloring and it seems to help the paper from warping.  I applied water over the entire surface.  Then I started added color with the lightest first--which is the Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass.  Next I started adding Salty Ocean.  I also added more water to blend the colors.  Once I was happy with how the background looked then I used the heat tool to dry the paper.


I wanted to intensify the colors so I added more of the Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean but on this second layer I used less water.  Then I added Chipped Sapphire for a third color.  I used the heat tool to dry the paper in between the layers of paint.  Doing this will intensify the colors and add more depth to the background.


Here is a close up after the paint was dry and I removed the painters tape.  I used Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Rectangles to die cut the watercolor image.


Here is a close up of the Christmas sentiment and snowflakes.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents and Stampendous Crystal Glitter - Ultra-Fine Translucent to the snowflakes.


I used light blue for the card base and then I added a white mat and a bow with the May Arts 3/8 Double Faced Satin Spring 2015. Next I added a navy blue cardstock mat with the die cut watercolor piece on top and added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares in between the layers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!


Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Penny Black Clear Stamp - Most Wonderful
Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Cardstock - Navy, Light Blue, White
Ink: VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
Dies:  Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Rectangles
Ribbon:  May Arts 3/8 Double Faced Satin Spring 2015
Accessories:  Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White, Stampendous Crystal Glitter - Ultra-Fine Translucent, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Joy Clair - Hugs and Smiles - Guest Designer

Hello everyone!  Today, I have another Guest Designer post for the New Releases for Joy Clair. They have a wonderful New Release and a great line up of Guest Designers so I hope you will join us this week.  Be sure to check out the Joy Clair Blog each day for Giveaways! 

Today, the stamp set that we are featuring is called, Hugs and Smiles Clear Stamps.


This is the card I designed using the Hugs and Smiles Clear Stamps.  I have to say I think this is my favorite stamp set in this release.  I started out with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and I heat embossed the floral image using VersaMark ink, white embossing powder and a heat tool. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors to paint the image and the background.  I used my heat tool several times during the painting and added layers of paint.  With watercolor if you wanting to create some depth you need to make sure the paint is dry before you add another layer. Once the entire piece was dry then I mixed some of the white paint with water and tapped on my brush to add the tiny paint splatters.


Here is a close up.


For the sentiment I used StazOn Jet Black ink.


I trimmed down the watercolor piece and added some craft foam to the back.  Then I placed it on a white A2 top fold card base.  To finish off the card I added some sequins for a little bit of sparkle.

Please be sure to visit the Joy Clair Blog to see all of the New Releases and for a chance to win some stamps!  Also please be sure to visit the link list below with some wonderful Guest Designers.


I will be back on Thursday with another card to share with you from the Joy Clair New Release.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, White Cardstock
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Jet Black StazOn
Paint:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Sequins, White Fun Foam, Heat Tool




Monday, August 24, 2015

Joy Clair - Hello Autumn - Guest Designer

Hello everyone!  Starting today and for a couple of days this week I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing for a New company, Joy Clair.  They have a wonderful New Release and a great line up of Guest Designers so I hope you will join us this week.

Today, the stamp set that we are featuring is called Hello Autumn.


This is the card that I designed using of the the leaf stamps and a sentiment from the Hello Autumn Clear Stamp Set.  I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I love using this paper for watercolor because it is so smooth.  It is a very thick and heavy paper and I love the results.  I used painters tape to mask off the outer edges.  Then I stamped the leaf image with Jet Black StazOn ink.  


I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors to paint the image and the background.  After the watercolor was completely dry then I watered down some of the black paint and added the tiny black paint splatters to the image.  Once everything was dry then I carefully removed the painters tape. Then I stamped the sentiment using Jet Black StazOn ink.


For the base of the card I used black cardstock and I added a few bits of black bling to the top corner.

Please be sure to visit the Joy Clair Blog to see all of the New Releases and for a chance to win some stamps!  Also please be sure to visit the link list below with some wonderful Guest Designers.


I will be back on Wednesday with another card to share with you from the Joy Clair New Release.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Black Cardstock
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn
Paint:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Accessories:  Black Rhinestones, White Fun Foam

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - The Lord is My Shepherd Sympathy Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Did you hear the exciting news earlier this week?  Sharon, owner of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store now has her own stamp line - Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  There is also a Giveaway!!  If you missed my post from earlier this week with the Blog Hop you can click HERE to check out all of the details.  


There are four stamp sets in this first release and today I am using the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Deepest Sympathy stamp set for my card.  I love that Sharon included scripture in the stamp sets and they are verses that many of us have come to know and love so much.  I stamped The Lord is My Shepherd on to a piece of ivory cardstock using Memento - Espresso Truffle ink.  Then I used the Spellbinders - Labels Forty to die cut the label shapes.  I also used a sheet of paper from the Prima Stationer's Desk 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  After I die cut the verse then I lightly inked around the outside of the die cut with  Tim Holtz Distress Inks to match some of the colors in the pattern paper.  I started with Antique Linen.  Next, I added Spun Sugar to the center of the die cut.  Then I added more ink around the edges using Vintage Photo and lastly I used Memento - Espresso Truffle.  Layering the inks this way adds some depth and interest to the paper.  I layered the two die cuts using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Then I used E-Z Runner to assemble the card with the kraft cardstock base and a black mat with the die cuts layered on top.  To finish off the outside of the card I added a couple Petaloo Botanica Collection Red Minis flowers and Melisa Frances Cream Pearls.


Another great thing about all of the new Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is they not only have beautiful sentiments for the outside of your cards but also for the inside.  You can mix and match and stack the sentiments to create unique sentiments for the inside of your cards.  I used a black mat on the inside of the card and then I created another die cut using Spellbinders - Labels Forty.  I stamped the sentiment using the Deepest Sympathy stamp set with Memento - Espresso Truffle ink.  I also lightly inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Deepest Sympathy
Paper:  Prima Stationer's Desk 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Ivory, Black, Kraft
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo, Memento - Espresso Truffle
Dies:  Spellbinders - Labels Forty
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Red Minis, Melisa Frances Cream Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shabby Gems Fleur De Lis Necklace

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a jewelry piece to share with you.  I designed a beautiful shabby fleur de lis necklace with lots of sparkle.  

I get a lot of emails from people asking different question about the jewelry I design from where to purchase supplies to jewelry tips and people wanting to know how long I have been designing jewelry.  It has only been in the last couple of years that I started posting some of my jewelry pieces on the blog so a lot of people think it is something that I have only been doing for a short time.  But I have actually been designing jewelry for many years 15+.  I wanted to bring something new to the blog and handmade jewelry really started to take off a couple of years ago and become very popular so the timing was perfect.  I love designing jewelry and I hope you enjoy the different pieces I share with you.  :)


Here is the necklace I designed.  I used several products from ButterBeeScraps and then a few things from my own stash.  I started out with the BRONZE FLUER DE LIS TIBETAN CHARMS (#J352-B) piece.  I spray painted it using Krylon Flat White and then I lightly buffed it using steal wool (grade #0000) to reveal some of the metal.  Then I sprayed it with Krylon Crystal Clear Satin to seal the piece.  Next I added a bit of sparkle with the SS8 CLEAR AB POINTY BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONESSS10 CLEAR AB POINTY BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONES, and white flat back pearls to the fleur de lis.


Here is a close up look at the fleur de lis.  To create a dangle at the bottom I added some TEXTURED BRONZE CABLE CHAIN (#CH521-B) and then I created a beaded dangle.  For the beaded dangle I used a BRONZE BALL END HEAD PINSBRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP052-B)CLEAR RHINESTONE AND BRONZE RONDELLE SPACER BEADS – 6MM (#BD006-B/CL), clear tear drop bead, and a white rose bead.




I created some wire wrapped bead strands using bronze wire, BRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP052-B)CLEAR RHINESTONE AND BRONZE RONDELLE SPACER BEADS – 6MM (#BD006-B/CL), clear oblong glass beads, and white rose beads.  I made four of these bead strands and then added TEXTURED BRONZE CABLE CHAIN (#CH521-B) and a smaller bead strand in between to create the length of the necklace.


Here is a close up of the smaller bead strands.




Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this jewelry piece.  :)

Don't forget to check out ButterBeeScraps
for all of your metal embellishments, filigree, beads and jewelry findings.  
While you are there hop on over to the ButterBeeScraps Blog and check out all of the fantastic projects from the Design Team.

 Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
ButterBeeScraps:  BRONZE FLUER DE LIS TIBETAN CHARMS (#J352-B)SS8 CLEAR AB POINTY BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONESSS10 CLEAR AB POINTY BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONESTEXTURED BRONZE CABLE CHAIN (#CH521-B)BRONZE BALL END HEAD PINSBRONZE FILIGREE BEAD CAPS (#CAP052-B)CLEAR RHINESTONE AND BRONZE RONDELLE SPACER BEADS – 6MM (#BD006-B/CL)

Other Supplies
Jump Rings, White Flat Back Pearls, Bronze Wire, Krylon Flat White Spray Paint, Krylon Crystal Clear Satin Sealer, Clear tear Drop Glass Bead, Clear Oblong Glass Bead, White Rose Bead, Steel Wool

Tools
Round Nose Pliers, Bent Nose Pliers, Flush Cutter

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Release & Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  Today, I have some exciting news to share with you!  Sharon, owner of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has designed a New Stamp line called Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  The Design Team is doing a Blog Hop today to kick off the first day of the New Release.  Each designer will be showcasing one of the stamp sets and it wouldn't be a Blog Hop without some Blog Candy.  

Here are the details on how you could Win!

Every blog will be giving away one of the stamp sets in the New Release.  
It will be the winners choice!

Leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to Win.

 For additional chances to Win visit 
The Stamp Simply Blog and each of the Design Team Members and 
leave comments on their blogs as well.
*There will be a link list to all DT Members

Comments close FRI night, 8/21, 6 pm EST.  
Winners will be announced Sat at 8 am EST on The Stamp Simply Blog.


Here is the card I designed using Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Many Thanks.  I absolutely love the font on this stamp set!  The stamp set has a nice variety of Thank You sentiments and then there are also three sentiments that are perfect for the inside of the card.  You can use the sentiments alone or you can mix & match & stack them.  There are also a few little flourishes in the stamp set.  I stamped the Many Thanks sentiment on to white cardstock using VersaMark Ink and then I heat embossed it using Ranger Detailed Gold Embossing Powder and a heat tool.  I used the Spellbinders Die - Labels Forty-seven to die cut the sentiment and in addition I die cut two more mats to be layered on the card front using Bazzill Mirror Cardstock - Gold and pink cardstock.  I used 3D Foam Squares in between the die cut layers.  I used Baby Pink Seam Binding to create the bow and added a Prima Miss Godiva - Caramel flower to the center of the bow.


To create the little dragonflies I stamped one of the flourishes using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Gold Embossing Powder and a heat tool.  To add a little bit of sparkle I used a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on the wings.  Next I added Melissa Frances White Pearls for the body and Ranger Glossy Accents on the wings.  I think the little flourish dragonflies turned out so cute!  Plus it's an added bonus when you can get double duty out of your stamps--gotta love that! :)


Here is a look at the inside of the card.  I layered pink and white cardstock.  I used another sentiment from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Many Thanks and heat embossed it in gold.  I also added another little dragonfly in the top corner.  

You can click HERE to hop on over to The Stamp Simply Blog where you will find a link list for all of the Design Team Members.  Don't forget the more blogs you visit and leave a comment on the more chances to Win! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Many Thanks
Paper:  Bazzill Mirror Cardstock - Gold, Cardstock - White, Pink
Ink:  VersaMark Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders Die - Labels Forty-seven
Ribbon:  Baby Pink Seam Binding
Accessories:  Ranger Detailed Gold Embossing Powder, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Prima Miss Godiva - Caramel, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hawthorne & Roses Watercolor Bouquet


Hello everyone!  Today, I have a card with a beautiful watercolor bouquet of flowers to share with you.  The image is from Pink Ink Stamp Company.


I stamped the Hawthorne & Roses image using Jet Black StazOn ink on to Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Then I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to color the image.


Here is a close up of the image.  After I was done watercoloring the image then I did a watercolor wash using a couple colors of blue for the background.  To finish off the watercolor I used the black paint on my brush with a little water to create the tiny paint splatters.  Then I used Spellbinders Labels Forty-One to die cut the image.  I also created another die cut to layer in the background using Labels Thirty-Five.  


I embossed the white background piece using a doilies embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers.  To finish off the card I added a hand dyed seam binding bow and a couple of acrylic leaves and a pink rose for embellishments.

Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Pink Ink Stamp Company products used, available online from Ellen Hutson LLC

Or you can visit the Pink Ink Stamp Company website to find a local retailer near you.




Friday, August 14, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Make Today Epic Watercolor Card with Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a fun and easy watercolor card to share with you using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I have a step-by-step tutorial to go with the card.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  I love the fun colors and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks are perfect to use for easy water coloring.  I used the JustRite Clear Stamp - Choose Joy.  I just love this stamp set.  It has simple clean designs but the images are so fun.


To start I stamped the images from the JustRite Clear Stamp - Choose Joy using StazOn Jet Black ink on to Ranger Watercolor Paper on the smooth side of the paper.  You can see in the picture that I stamped the larger flower three times on to the wreath and the images are on top of some of the leaves.  I didn't worry about stamping the larger flowers on top of the wreath and having a perfect placement because I stamped the same images on to another piece of paper and I am going to fussy cut them.


Next I went around the entire wreath with just plain water in all the areas that I wanted to apply the Mowed Lawn color.  When you apply water fist to the areas where you want the paint it does two things.  It allows the paint to blend and flow very easy and it will also contain the paint within that area.  Doing this gives you a little more control over where the paint goes.  If the water dries up in the area where you are going to apply color just clean your brush and add more water to the area as needed.  If you get too much water place a corner of a paper towel in the water and it will quickly soak it up.


When I do water coloring I work on a very large clip board.  It's one that I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the paint section.  It handles the water and heat from a heat tool and I just use a baby wipe to clean it up.  I stamped off some of the Mowed Lawn Tim Holtz Distress Inks on to the clipboard and then added some water.  If you mix water with the ink and then pull some of the ink down on the board and add a little more water the color will get lighter.  Use the lighter color to go over the area of the wreath that will be green.  Then heat set it.  Come in with more of the green color.  Do this a couple of times and be sure to dry the watercolor in between each layer.  Doing this will create the layers and depth to your watercolor image.


Next I used Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I applied this color on the inside of the wreath and very lightly around the outer edges and then heat set.  When you want to soften the edges and pull the color out to a nice soft fade, keep adding water as you go.


To color the flowers I used Squeezed LemonadeSpiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  As you can see from the picture I didn't worry about staying inside the lines of the flowers with the colors.  I actually went outside the lines just because I like that look with watercolor.  For the flowers I did one color at a time and then use a heat tool to heat set before moving on to the next color.  For the bird I used Salty Ocean Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I also colored the extra flowers and then fussy cut them to layer on top.


Here is another look at the finished card.  I used 3D Squares and then added a light blue mat and then a white card base.  I also added a few Melissa Frances White Pearls.


For a touch of sparkle I used a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and applied it to the flowers.


Here is a close up to see the sparkle.



Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the watercolor tutorial.


Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Clear Stamp - Choose Joy
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper, Cardstock-White, Light Blue
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Melissa Frances White Pearls, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Squares, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...