Hello again, my crafty friends. It’s Laura here with you today, sharing an easy watercoloring card that was so fun to make and I love the sassy (yet congratulatory!) sentiment in the Loved & Admired Stamp from Avery Elle! 😊I’ve been wanting to work with this wonderful stamp set for a while now so let’s get started on today’s card.
This card came together quickly and can be made in any colorway you desire. First thing I did was to prepare a 4.25” x 5.25” piece of Ranger Watercolor Card with a powder tool. I used Ranger Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss that lovely wreath in the Loved & Admired Stamp.
After the image was embossed, I made up a mixture of deep red and burnt orange watercolor paints from the Windsor & Newton Cotman line. I then used a Nuvo Aqua Flow Water Brush to quickly and loosely color the leaves. I simply dipped my paintbrush into one color and added a bit of that color in random places, working with a few leaves at a time. Then, I took a bit of the other color and filled in some of the open space. I also mixed it right into the first color I laid down. It’s important here that if you want your colors to blend, you’ll want to work fairly quickly before the first color has time to dry.As is was, sometimes I went for the blended look, and others I waited for a color to dry before adding another over the top for a different look.Since I worked just a few leaves at a time, it was easier to vary my colors, intensity, and how they blended. I also added a touch of metallic gold watercolor for a bit of interest.
Once that was dry, I prepped the center of the wreath for more heat embossing, and stamped the cheeky kickass sentiment using Versafine and covered it with Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder from WOW!
Last, I added a few paint splatters all over the panel, trimmed ⅛” off each side, and used a corner rounder on the bottom two corners. I layered this onto an A2 sized piece of Kraft cardstock (that I also had rounded the bottom corners.) I put that onto a card base made from Neenah Solar White and that’s it! Simple as that!
Clean and simple card designs can really make an impact because there is enough white space to allow the sentiment, artwork, etc to really stand out. I have such a hard time keeping things to a minimum but I’m always so happy with the results when I do.
What type of card designs do you most like to do? Are you an “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” kinda person? Or are you a classic Chanel and keep things simple and elegant? Share your latest makes over in the The Little Paper Treehouse TribeFacebook group! I enjoy seeing your lovely inspiration!! 😊
Well, that’s all for now and…
See Y’all soon! xo
WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES:
Avery Elle Loved & Admired Stamp Set
Versafine Watermark Ink
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
EMBOSSING & COLOURING MEDIUM
Tonic Nuvo Classic Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Wow! Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder
Windsor & Newton Cotman Deluxe Sketchers Pocket Box Set (16 HP)Watercolor Paint
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Waterbrush
Goodbye Static Anti Static Powder Tool
ADHESIVES & TOOLS
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Blocks
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Tonic Corner Rounder Punch