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Watercolour Stamping with Pinkfresh Studios by Laura

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Hello and welcome, crafty friends! It’s Laura here with a fun technique that turns an ordinary (but beautiful 😉) stamp into a watercolor image. Today I’m mainly working with Pinkfresh Studio’s Love & Hugs Stamp, which is a fantastic stamp to have in your stash. It’s a large image and a real statement piece – and makes it easy to create an instant, layered bouquet in minutes.   Watercolor Stamping To get the watercolor effect, we will be inking up … Read More

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Happy Holiday sketchy wreath card by Verity

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  Intro: The most recent Christmas stamp & die release from Catherine Pooler features the beautiful ‘Peace, Love & Holly’ stamp and die set which is perfect for creating a watercoloured Christmas wreath. Pair it with no-line water colouring and a black marker to add a sketchy look to it, you can get a beautiful soft wreath perfect for adorning a card. It also goes so well with the ‘Through the woods’ Paper pack too don’t you think?   Painting … Read More

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Christmas watercolouring cards on textured card by Jeni

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  Hi, how are getting on with your Christmas card making? I seem to be taking my time and hope I don’t have to rush to get enough made.  I wanted to do some loose watercolouring over heat embossing and chose to use a heavy watercolour card. Both my stamped panels are 3.5 x 5.5″ and made from Canson XL watercolour card.   The Caroling Sentiments stamp set by Catherine Pooler has shaped sentiment stamps.  I chose this stamp set … Read More

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Loose watercolouring with Aqua Pigments w/Video by Jeni

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Hi, I try to show each colouring medium equal amounts of love but I do tend to reach for Catherine Pooler inks and a blender pen.  For this card, I wanted to use the Aqua Pigment liquid watercolours by Brutus Monroe.  I wanted to colour a floral image and chose the Thankful for Friends stamp set, but I wanted to use a sentiment from another Pinkfresh Studios stamp set.   Video Process The video tutorial showing the process for this … Read More

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Tall Giraffe slimline card wVideo by Jeni

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How cute is this giraffe? There is not a better animal for a slimline card. The Tall Tales stamp set by Trinity Stamps is perfect to encourage young readers. I made a “Good Luck/Well Done” card.  The video tutorial is below, and here on YouTube. The colouring is all with Catherine Pooler inks. I find myself reaching for the Paradise Found colours whenever the weather starts getting cold.  The colours I use from the Paradise Found collection are Mandarin Spice, … Read More

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Look On The Bright Side card w/video by Jeni

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The inspiration for this card came from this video on YouTube. I love how cute this gnome is and want to use him in an Autumnal card.  I use the Bright Side clear stamp and Mouse House stamp, both by Trinity Stamps to make this card.  The video tutorial for this Autumnal card is on YouTube and the written tutorial is below, with a full supply list of all the ink colours I use. Scene Building I use the physical … Read More

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Distressed Mini Journal by Tracy

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Hello, I’m Tracy and I’m excited to be sharing my first guest designer blog post for The Little Paper Tree.  I made this cute mini journal using Lesia Zgharda Design stamps. The Cover The journal measures 12cm x 8cm and is cut from kraft card.  I used a distressing tool on the edges and stained the whole cover including the edges using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress oxides.  Then I stamped the Jar & Flowers stamp by Leisa Zgharda … Read More

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Take a Break Slimline Card by Lisa

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Hello, Lisa here and I’m thrilled to be sharing my second guest designer post for The Little Paper Tree. Slimline cards seem to be very popular at the moment and I thought it would be the perfect layout for the super cute trio of mermaids from the Penguin Palace Take a Break stamp set.   Making the Background   When I create with anything sea-themed – like mermaids, I love making inky backgrounds that give the illusion of a swirly … Read More

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Have a Beary Happy Birthday

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Hi I’m Lisa and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for The Little Paper Tree for July. Today’s make is a Birthday card, to add to my stash as I love to have some on hand, using the adorable Sunshine Bee Designs Happy Bear stamp set.     Making the Background   I love it when a stamp set contains some itty bitty stamps, like the flowers in this set. I can use them with coloured ink pads to … Read More

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Geometric Colour Blocked Ink Blending

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Hey Crafty People! I am so excited to be up on The Little Paper Tree Blog today, sharing my first post as a DT member. I am going to be using the Birdie Banners stamp set by Concord & 9th, but not in the way it was intended. (This follows up from a post on my own blog that I did for TLPT a couple of weeks ago.) I love finding unexpected ways to use my products, extending their usefulness … Read More

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