Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lots of Swap Cards

I haven't been very good adding the cards I make for the swap I do with a friend.
Here are some that have been sent.

The next 2 are birthday cards since her birthday was May 16th.

Every 4 weeks we have a choice of a square card or a round card.
To me some sketches scream round and some square.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Last of Online Watercolor Class Cards

I have 3 more cards to show you that were homework for the Online Watercolor Class.

On the first one I used a homemade stencil.  I die cut the flower then watercolored it.

Yes, it bleed under the stencil a little but after all it's watercolors.

This next one is a Tim Holtz technique.

I used Distress Inks on this one.
I really like the bright colors.

The last one was a technique taught by a teenager.
She did a really good job.

I scored the watercolor paper then added Distress Ink.
I used Distress ink on the flower also.

I really enjoyed this class and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Online Watercolor Class - Watercoloring Stamped Images

Today I have another card from the Online Watercolor Class.

I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder.
I put down some watercolor at the bottom of each flower and leaf.  Then pulled the color up with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls.  You can't really see the shimmer from this picture but it's really there.  I know I'll be doing this technique again soon.

I'm going to use this card for my mother-in-law's birthday.  I hope she likes it.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Online Watercolor Class - Watercolor Stamping

The next class at Online Watercolor class was Watercoloring Stamping.

Here is my card.

I stamped the flowers and colored them with watercolors.
The background is also watercolor.
I had lots of fun doing this card.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Online Watercolor Class - Backgrounds

Here is another card with a watercolor background.

I first stamped the flowers and masked them before I watercolored the background.
I really like this effect and will do more.

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Online Watercolor Class

I am taking an Online Watercolor class for the next couple of week.
I have been trying to follow along with the lessons.  
The first lesson was backgrounds.
Here are 3 cards I made .

On the first card I used watercolors to make a background.  
While it was still wet I put a stencil on top and let it air dry.
It gives a neat texture to the card.

On the second card I used Distress inks on an acrylic block.
While the ink was wet I splatter water then dried it with a heat tool.

For the last card, I clear embossed the background and colored it with watercolors.

I'm enjoying this class as I don't use watercolors very often.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Birthday Cards

Today I'd like to show you a couple of birthday cards I made.

The first one was made for a friend's 60th.

As you can see it was a flip it card. 

The next card was for an other friend's 50th.
But don't tell anyone.  She didn't want us to know.


This is an according card.  

Both of these cards were fun to make and I think they were liked.

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