Clean and Simple Water-coloring With Reinkers!

Clean and Simple Watercoloring With Reinkers!

As you can see by my stamp choices, I am totally loving this FREE stamp set,  Field Flowers from the Sale A Bration catalog.  With only just over a week left of this yearly sale, I wanted to squeeze in the cards that I was recently making. I am becoming slightly obsessed with watercoloring.  Perhaps I may even add an In Studio class in the Spring for local attendees!  What do you think?!

Just the other day, I posted this card using a watercoloring technique.  I added the water and the color separately, letting each color dry before I put on a different color.  I even hastened the drying time with my heat tool.  Yes, you can do that!

Watercoloring FieldYou Try It:

  • I started in the middle with Tip Top Taupe.  In this case, I did not overwater the area.  I simply added a very small amount of ink from my reinker and gently spread it around.  Let it dry.  Lost Lagoon is to the left and Mint Macaron is to the right.
  • Use your heat tool to hasten the drying time.
  • That sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  I fell in love with the fonts and bought the kit just for that stamp set.  Hehe!  Sometimes I do that!
  • Those little sequins were pulled out of a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the best all inclusive kits on the market today gets even better for April.  To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. Stampin’ Up! is keeping the art a surprise, but we know you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! This is just our little way of saying thank you to our amazing subscribers. Subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun!

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  • In the picture below, I did not want to use the whole sentiment, so I like to cut the stamps apart and perhaps at a later time I will use it.

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Bouncing Circles!

I had a moment of inspiration when looking at the I Am Me Designer Series Paper and thought that punched circles would be the perfect embellishment!

I like to focus on card ideas that are quick and easy and not fussy.  So when I punched out a variety of circles using the colors from the Designer Series Paper as my color coach, it was easy peasy!

This card idea truly makes for a fun and delightful birthday wish for the young at heart, or the just plain young.

Circle PunchStack, off-set, and line them up!  Your choice!  Be creative!

Circles are the staple punches in Stampin’ Up’s  line of punches.  Be sure to order the  different sizes for layering!

Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  Use the colors from the Designer Series Paper to guide you in your choice for colors that coordinate.
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 The Birthday Wish sentiment is from Four You!Four You

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