Watercoloring Inspiration!

Watercoloring Inspiration!

This Pinterest inspired card brings on thoughts of Spring and the warmer weather!  While the early flowers are starting to POP and the birds are chirping, getting outside is on my mind.  The blue color palette is totally a Spring Thing!

I love the watercolored look, however, I always look at watercoloring with mixed emotions.  You never really will have the same look twice, even when you really try.

I pulled out my Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painters and Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Island Indigo and just started playing.  Here’s the thing!  That’s all you just have to do.

Watercolor BlueChristine’s Tips:

The BIGGEST tip I can give you!   Make sure your paper has water on it.  On this card, I did not go to the edges of the paper with the water.  Even with the Aqua Painter, have a little cup of water handy.  With the tray of your Ink Pad, mix water and a drop or two of your color.  Here I started with Lost Lagoon and only added one drop to the tray.  Beginning at the top, I only touched the Aqua Painter to the paper, letting the ink just roll through the paper.  I then added a little more water to lighten the color.  Tip:  Keep a light hand on the darker inks.  Remember, you can always add water to lighten it.

More BANG for your buck!  An Aqua Painter, Watercolor Paper and Ink are probably three items you didn’t know you needed.  Watercoloring is BIG right now!  Give it a try!

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Retiring List!- Stampin’ Up!

Retiring List! Stampin’ Up!

Yes, folks! This is the moment we all wait for each year.

Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Retiring List Here

April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)

Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before they do, they are giving you an opportunity to order your favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail.

Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to get your favorites and things that are on your wish list.  The My Digital Studio products are discounted 30 percent off retail.

*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

AND, as if that wasn’t enough…Here are the Weekly Deals!

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Big On You! Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Card!

Big On You! Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Card!

I happen to adore BIG font and words on a card.  Pssst!  I also love a good font to download onto my computer, too!  This set from the Occasions Catalog caught my eye and pairing it with one of of my all time favorites, Summer Silhouettes, makes for a stunning card.

The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink has become my go-to Black Ink for any card that I make.  No smudging!  Honestly, when I am in my studio, one would think a bomb of ink went off.  This little baby is perfect for people like me who have ink on their hands constantly.
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And, here is the inside of the card!

InsideThis card turned out even better than I ever imagined and I created another one similar to it only with a different color combination.

Have you ever reached for something in your studio only to find out you don’t have anymore of it?  (Insert expletive) NO BLACK CARDSTOCK?!  I actually couldn’t believe I ran out!  But, alas, I found a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and it saved the day!

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If you LOVE this card, you can buy it on Etsy!

Toodles for now…