Monday, March 21, 2016

Watercolor Cards (Day 2)

Day 2 of the 'Watercolor for Card Makers' class (at Online Card Classes) was more watercolor backgrounds.  Since I am trying each of the techniques, I am glad I didn't take this class as an interactive class - I would never have been able to keep up!

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 2 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used.

Card 1:

Card 2 (I think this is my favorite so far):

Card 3: 

For the first card, I used:

  • Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils: WC2917 Sunburst Yellow, WC2906 Copenhagen, WC2909 Grass Green, Black
  • Kuretake Watercolor: #50
  • Spellbinders Circle Dies
  • Kreinik Gold Metallic Thread
  • Gold Sequins
For the second card, I used:

  • Kuretake Watercolors: #32, #33, #43
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society Rose
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Miskit Friskit 
  • Mother's Day stamp

For the third card, I used:

  • Kuretake Watercolors: #50, #51, #64, #139
  • Darice Music Background stamp
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Close to My Heart Framed Stamp of the Month
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Watercolor cards (Day 1)

I finally decided that I needed to learn more about how to use watercolors when making cards.  I signed up for a class at Online Card Classes.  The class I chose was 'Watercolor for Card Makers'. The class is an independent class.  I decided that I would do each of the techniques, and finish the cards in a similar manner to what was shown.  This would provide me the opportunity to try many different watercolor techniques, and would push me to make cards in a style that is not what I would normally do.

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 1 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used.  Day 1 classes were about watercolor backgrounds.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

For the first card I used:
  • Kuretake watercolors: #139, #64
  • Tim Holtz Stencil: Latticework THS019
  • Close to My Heart Joyful Birthday Occasions
  • Memento Lulu Lavendar
  • Ribbon
For the second card I used:
  • Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers
  • Simon Says Birthday Celebration Stamp Set
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder (if I were to make this card again, I would chose a darker color embossing folder)
For the third card I used:
  • Kuretake Watercolors: #43, #30, #139, #64
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Allover Pattern background stamp
  • Versamark
  • Mama Elephant Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Sequins

Monday, March 7, 2016

Quick Birthday Card

Here is a quick card that would be great for a guy (the hardest for me to make!)

To make the card I used:
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Celebration Dies
  • Ribbon

This card is 5.5 x 4.25.  

To make the card, I cut a piece of white card stock to 5.25 x 4.  I then used a piece of blue card stock, and ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Happy Birthday embossing folder.  This was then trimmed to 3.75 x 4 and attached to the piece of white card stock at the top.  Ribbon was then added to "hide" the edge.  Cut 'celebrate' from the same blue card stock and attach at the bottom of the white card stock.  Attach the entire piece to the front of a white card and the card is finished!