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Friday, September 15, 2017

Birthday: Masculine Watercolor Clocks




















I watercolored the background in browns.  Then I embossed with a Darice clock folder.  I sponged lightly the embossed raised portion.  I added the sentiment and put the die cut gear/clock on the inside.  












Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thank You: Watercolor Embossed


A quick thank you for a coworker.  She loaned me some money and saved me 20 minutes!  Inside the card is the two quarters she loaned me.  I watercolored the background, then embossed with an old embossing folder.  Quick and easy!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor Poppies


I watercolored the background, die cut the background with stitched shapes, die cut the poppies, and adhered it all together.  I love the soft colors.  The card stock is Pool Party.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Birthday: Watercolor Dragonfly Dreams


Avant Garden has a flower stamp that fits on a stem.  I used that flower stamp in circles of three to create a flower.  Once spritzed, the flowers look like a single flower.  I had a piece of shimmery card stock that blended perfectly with the watercolored piece.

Colors:
Mellow Moss
Soft Sky
Pool Party
Marina Mist
Black

Stamps:
Avant Garden
Dragonfly Dreams

Other:
Dragonfly Dreams die
Dotted Swiss embossing folder

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor with Parisian Border


I found this die on Amazon also.  I like the silhouette-like effect.

Colors:
Powder Pink
Blushing Bride
Regal Rose
Baked Brown Sugar
Black

Stamps:
Avant Garden
French Foliage
Flourishing Phrases

Other:
Parisian Border die (Die-sire) 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor with Floral Frame


I found this beautiful floral frame die cut on Amazon.  I love the look of it!

Colors:
Crushed Curry
More Mustard
So Saffron
Crisp Cantaloupe
Tangerine Tango
Black

Stamps:
Wetlands
Timeless Textures
Butterfly Basics
Vintage Vogue

Other:
Floral Border with Frame die (Hero Arts)
Dotted Swiss embossing folder
Butterfly punch
Pearls

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Birthday: Watercolor, Flowers, and a "Whoosh"



  

This is birthday season for me.  I used the "whoosh" from the Stampin' Up! set Star of Light.  With spritzing of water, most of the stars in the "whoosh" were blended into the colors.  However, I love the effect.  

Both flowers were stamped and die cut using card stock rather than watercolor paper.  The look was too harsh for me, so I spritzed them also.  Then I shaped the flower while still damp.  The flowers stayed in perfect shape when dry!

Colors:  
Strawberry Slush
Pink Pirouette
Berry Burst
Soft Suede
Always Artichoke

Stamps:
Star of Light
Watercolor Wash
Confetti
Floral Flourish (Hero Arts)

Other:
Floral Flourish Framelits
Stitched Whirl Background
Punch





Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Retirement: Watercolor with Butterfly


Another retirement at my school.  Mary has worked with me for 15 years.  She will be missed by one and all.

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Coastal Cabana
Marina Mist
Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Garden Green
Island Indigo
Bordering Blue
Baked Brown Sugar
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
French Foliage
Timeless Textures
Gorgeous Grunge
Vintage Vogue
Playful Backgrounds
Banners for You
Paisleys & Posies
So Happy for You

Other:
Butterfly Thinlet
Vellum
Stitched Whirl Background
Pearls

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wedding: Love & Laughter


A wedding card for a friend of my son, Adam.

Colors:
Berry Burst
Blushing Bride
Powder Pink
White

Stamps:
Love & Laughter

Other
Punch
Corner Punch
Pearls

Friday, July 28, 2017

Birthday: Watercolor with 3D Embossing


This is the first time using Sizzix's geometric 3D embossing folder.  I love how it prints.

Colors:
Berry Burst
Blushing Bride
Sweet Sugarplum
Rose Red
Fresh Fig

Stamps:
Delicate Doilies
Mini Tags (ODBD)
Timeless Textures
Playful Backgrounds
Confetti
Vintage Vogue

Other:
3D Geometric embossing folder
Ribbon
Linen Thread
Punch