Watercolor Rainbow — FMS177

We have another great sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our super talented friend from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess this week.  Look at what she has for us:

I’ve been itching to do a little watercoloring lately, so I thought I’d try something different for me.  I made a watercolor resist background.  I embossed some watercolor paper with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder using a cool stamp from the Boutique Borders stamp set.  I love how easy it is to line up this stamp set and add row upon row with the photopolymer stamps — no Stamp-a-ma-jig needed.

Rainbow of WatercolorsI used a paintbrush and a set of watercolor paints to color the background.  Even though I chose most of the brightest colors in the set, this card turned out so soft and muted once it dried.  This is a different look for me, but I kinda like it.

The sentiment is from a Sale-a-Bration set called Simply Wonderful.

Rainbow of Watercolors Close UpWe’d love to have you join us in this challenge.  You can check out what the design team made over at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Can’t Say Thanks Enough

I love a lot of the sentiments in the Lots of Thanks stamp set.  Sometimes it’s not enough to just say “thank you.”  That’s why I really love the stamp which I used on this card.

Can't Say Thanks EnoughI needed to mail this one, so I wanted to keep it nice and flat.  It really just has stamping, plus a little paper piercing on the side.

Can't Say Thanks Enough Close UpThe fun doodle-y borders are from the Boutique Borders stamp set.  I used Hello Honey, Strawberry Slush, and Bermuda Bay for the colors.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Pictogram Vase

Pictogram VaseHere’s a pretty simple one for you today.  I am really enjoying the new Pictogram Punches stamp set.  I love how it coordinates with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, and how it makes creating clean and simple cards so quick and easy.

I started by stamping the vase and leaves image with Pear Pizzazz ink on the tag.  I then stamped the same image again with Coastal Cabana ink on some other white card stock and cut just the vase out so I could paper piece that part.  I could have used my markers to color the leaves one color and the vase another, but sometimes it’s just as easy to paper piece, especially when the image isn’t hard to cut out, like the vase.

The flowers were stamped with Real Red ink and Hello Honey ink and punched out.

Pictogram Vase Close UpThe sentiment is from the Something to Say stamp set, and the fun stamped border is from Boutique Borders.   The dsp is from the Lullaby dsp pack.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!