Trial and Error Thank You Card by Sarah

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One of my new year’s resolutions is to give myself more time to play with card designs so I can try out tricky, messy things without feeling pressed for time. Bring on the mixed media! Stamp and heat emboss the largest mandala. There’s something magic about watching embossing powder transform to shiny as it reaches just the right temperature. Make sure to heat from below as well as above to minimise warping. Repeat with the next size down mandala, using … Read More

Five Cards One Die by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here with a quick blog post on how to make five cards with one die.  All the products I used are listed and linked below and available from the online shop.  I used the Stained Glass Coverplate die and different mediums to add the colour and finishing touches. Card 1 – Kind I embossed the die onto some thick watercolour card to get the impression of the pattern and used Distress Oxide inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and … Read More

Kickass Emboss Resist Card by Laura

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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 … Read More

Two ways with Avery Elle’s Hummingbird stamp by Alison

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Hi it’s Alison again. Today I have chosen to show a technique with stamps and watercolour markers that might be new to some of you. I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth card so that they measured 4 x 6 inches. I then chose the flowers and hummingbird stamps and positioned them in my Tim Holtz stamp platform.   Then using my zig clean colours, as listed, I coloured directly on the stamp. Following the design to know which colour … Read More

Pastel Wonderful Shaker Card by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here with a wonderful shaker card to share with you. I love making shaker cards, and I love colouring flowers so I really loved making this card to share with you.  As always the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. I stamped the main floral image from the Wonderful stamp set by Concord and 9th onto some Canson Bristol XL card with Versamark so I could heat emboss … Read More

Thank You Emboss Watercolour with Video by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni here. I have an easy watercoloured card tutorial and video to share today.  You can view the video by clicking HERE. Please give it a thumbs up and leave a comment if you enjoyed the card tutorial.  Now, onto the card. I used the new Blooming clear stamp set by Avery Elle and stamped using Versamark embossing ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card.  I used my anti static powder bag first – this will help … Read More

Watercoloured Icecreams by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! Rainbows are still getting all the love over on The Little Paper Tree blog and I’m back today with a few simple watercoloring techniques and another use for one of the stamps in the Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks set (that you may not have thought of!) I could spend ALL the money on ALL the stamps, inks, dies, paper, you-name-it…anything that can help me make a beautiful card (and I suspect you are … Read More

Creating a bouquet of flower by Jeni

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Hi, I love flowers (I’ve said this before) but I suffer with the worst hayfever so my favourite kinds of flowers of stamped flowers. I wanted to create a big bouquet of flowers with the Spring Bouquet stamp and die bundle by Avery Elle.  I used Catherine Pooler inks and the gorgeous liquid watercolour by Avery Elle on this Thank You card. All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. … Read More

Numbered Balloons Watercolour Background by Natalie

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Hello! And welcome to another card-making tutorial from me, Natalie. I thoroughly enjoyed making these birthday cards because I got to play with my two favourite mediums: watercolour and embossing powders. I really like this stamp set from Avery Elle too; it’s so versatile – you can create fun birthday cards for both the young and the young-at-heart! A lot of people seem to be intimidated by watercolour as it has a reputation for being hard to master, but it’s … Read More

Brave Encouragement Cards

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Hello, I have a couple clean and simple cards using the beautiful Concord and 9th You Are Enough stamp set to create some encouragement cards. This is such a versatile stamp set for encouragement and survivor cards, or you could even use the flower with sentiments from other stamp sets for birthday cards or thank yous. For the first card I first stamped the floral image with black ink onto the textured side of watercolour card and did some simple watercolouring … Read More

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