Tag Archives: watercolor washes

Eclectic Banners — Global Design Project #98

Last week, I had so much fun with the Global Design Project that I decided to try it again.  This week, the challenge is a sketch.  Anyone can submit designs, so I encourage you to go to the website, get inspired by all the projects from the designers and participants, and then create your own. My design features the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.… Read More »

Love & Hearts

I have one last Valentine card idea to share with you today using the Sending Love Suite. This weekend, I was wrapping gifts and addressing cards for Valentine’s Day, when I realized that I was one card short!  So I broke out my favorite suite of products and designed one last card.  Now, I know I’ve been using watercolor wash backgrounds a lot lately, but I can’t help it!!!  They are… Read More »

Get Well Wishes

I have a good friend that hasn’t been feeling well lately.  I felt so bad for her.  She such a sweet person. I thought a pretty card might cheer her up, and it did!  I got a real nice message from her yesterday that she loved it:)  I think that’s the beauty of handmade cards; you’re making the effort to really let someone know you care. The concept of this card is… Read More »

Surprise!

A week from today, my daughter will be taking college finals for her first semester at LMU (Loyola Marymount University.)  She seems to be taking it all in stride so far, but I thought it would be really fun to surprise her with a box of goodies to raise her spirits.  So, of course I HAD to make a card to send in the box! I looked at my stash… Read More »

Greetings From Santa

Want a quick and easy idea for a Christmas card?  Then, I’ve got the perfect card to share today. My card features the Greetings From Santa stamp set.  This stamp set is made to coordinate with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die, but you can also use it by itself.  It’s super cute with lots of great greetings, as well as background stamps, and this darling little reindeer. To create my card,… Read More »

Simple Emboss Resist

Today, I have another watercolor wash background technique to share that’s simple and beautiful. I’ve shown this technique before on my blog, but it bears repeating because watercoloring is so popular right now.  For this card, I used the Watercolor Words stamp set and Shimmery White paper. There are really only two types of paper that can withstand watercoloring well: 1) Watercolor paper and 2) Shimmery White paper.  All the… Read More »

Grunge Watercolor

Watercoloring is a huge trend in card making right now.  Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that it’s also one of my favorite techniques for coloring and creating backgrounds.  I think a lot of people shy away from watercoloring, because they think it’s difficult.  But, my card today will show that it can be super easy and fun. This is a fairly simple card to recreate. … Read More »

Butterfly Silhouettes

Do you ever just peruse Pinterest for inspiration and ideas?  I seem to be doing it a lot lately.  It’s a little addictive.  It fascinates me to see the clever ideas that others come up with. The other day, I pinned a gorgeous butterfly card that I wanted to try my hand at recreating (and of course give my own little touch.)  My mom happened to be visiting, so we… Read More »