A Stamp Off Watercolor Challenge

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It is that time of the week for our Friday Stamp Off Challenge.  This week we are doing a Watercolor Challenge.  I must say that although the image below is just something to represent a watercolor challenge, it would make a nice background for a card!

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I went with a different route this time.  I’ve been doing a lot of watercolor background cards but decided to use a stamp to watercolor with.

Corner Garden, Watercolor

I used the Corner Garden Background Stamp.  First I stamped it using Versamark and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  The thing with watercoloring is you pretty much have to do one color at a time and then let it dry.  Otherwise, your colors will blend together where they aren’t supposed to.  In this case, I first did the pink flowers.  I spread  a lot water on the petals and then dipped my paintbrush in Pink Pirouette Ink and let the water move it around.  Then I added some Rose Red ink and let that spread a bit.  After it was dry, I added a little more Red Rose Ink to give it the shadow affect.  I had to do every flower this way so it did take a while to dry in-between each color.  You’ll notice I did not put a sentiment on the card (yet).  I am not sure who or why I am going to send it to, so I will do that part later.

Now go check out what gorgeous creation Buffy made HERE and Jackie made HERE.  That is always the best part for me.  I don’t know what they made beforehand!

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Corner Garden Birthday Card

Corner Garden

I made this card for Sandy, a friend, for her birthday.  Her birthday was a couple of days ago but I didn’t want to post it until I made sure she received the card.  She is one of my 13 subscribers (just kidding) so I know she would see it.

I used a new background stamp called Corner Garden.  This stamp is perfect to use the Stampin’ Up! alochol markers called Blendabilities.  I used the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities to color this card.  I am not the best colorer in the world, but I think it turned out ok.

Happy Birthday, Sandy.  I hope you had a terrific birthday!

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Corner Garden Shaker Card

Corner Garden, Chalk TalkThis is the second card we made at our monthly Club Meeting in June.  It uses the beautiful new background stamp called Corner Garden.  It is very elegant and can be used as it is or colored using Blendabilities, Blender Pens or markers.  In this case, we just stamped it as is.

To make a Shaker Card you need to use Shaker Frames.  They are soft foam circles that can seal in whatever you use for the shakers.  In this case we used the Gold Sequin Trim by detaching the sequins from the twine.  These cards are a lot of fun to make and you can put anything small inside them.  You can use confetti, beads or little tiny punches.  We then wrapped the card with Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine.

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