Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Trying something new...

A lot of my scrappy friends have been using watercolors lately on their projects and I have to admit that I love the look of it.  I've said before that I am not an artist.  My 6 year old is better at drawing than I am.  And I have used watercolors in the coloring books when I'm coloring with my girls.  :)

When I saw this weeks Pinspired Challenge, I decided to grab my biggie's watercolor set (she doesn't turn every color black like my youngest does) and try my hand at some boldly-colored ombre designs. I love how both of them turned out!  Here is the challenge picture:

And here are the cards I made:

For this first card, I stamped the watercolor paper with a fun new background stamp I recently got using Versamark, then used clear embossing powder to create a resist for the watercolors.  I brushed the watercolors on from the bottom to the top, so the bulk of the color would be at the bottom of the card.  I added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive to make it stand out.  I like how the ombre effect adds something extra to this simple card.  

Update:  The first card helped me win the challenge!  :)

For my second card, which ironically I made first and didn't realize I was going to be making two cards with such similar-colored backgrounds, I used some washi tape to mask off the edges to create a border.  Once the paint was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and then used white embossing powder to make the sentiment look crisp against the colored background.
 That is all for today!  Until next time...



  1. These are both fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenges!

  2. wow your cards are gorgeous.. Thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenges..

  3. I love the watercolor effect! The masking on the second card to make that border is fabulous, it looks so clean - great job!

  4. Love the clean and crisp look on both the cards!


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