Monday, January 26, 2015

Watercolor So Happy For You Card

Over the holidays, I wanted to give watercolors a try after seeing watercoloring used as a technique on various layouts and cards recently. I picked up an inexpensive 24-color set at Jo-Ann to get started with.

Having taken several art classes in high school, it crossed my mind at one point, why didn't I give watercolors a try then? I thought the idea of watercoloring a whole painting daunting at the time. I had given oil painting a try in high school and that proved to be really hard for me, not my thing.

Even now, I couldn't produce any sort of watercolor painting, but just painting pretty colors abstractly on a card? Done.

Watercolor So Happy For You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Watercolor So Happy For You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I had a particular recipient in mind when I made this card - a couple that we are friends with got engaged over the holidays. I first went with white embossing for the sentiment, but it didn't stand out enough against the watercolored background, so I added silver embossing over it, off-setting it a bit.


Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper silver cardstock
Embellishments: silver sequins from Jo-Ann
Stamps: Jillibean Soup Handwritten Sentiments stamp set
Tools: Loew-Cornell Dry Pan Watercolor Paint Cakes 24 Colors from Jo-Ann; white and silver embossing powder from Jo-Ann; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Ink: Tsukineko VersaMark clear pigment ink


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Mint Ombre Watercolor and Copper Embossed Card
Heart Sequin Love Card
Green Monochromatic Watercolor Die Cut Card
Silver Feather Congrats Card
Watercolor Stained Glass Effect Card

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