Go With Happiness! (GDP077)

Today’s card is a fun watercolor for the Global Design Project Challenge.  It’s a color challenge and below you can see the colors we are to use.

For my free choice color I picked Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (love!).  It’s a bit hard in the photo to tell the difference between the Bermuda Bay flowers and the Mint Macaron Glimmer leaves, but look close and you’ll see it!

The pretty flower is from the So in Love stamp set and it’s heat embossed in white and then watercolored in detail using the Peekaboo Peach ink.  Here’s a close up:

The new little thing I did on this card is to add what looks like little water droplets.  They are made using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and just leaving little drops to dry.  I’d seen this technique elsewhere and wanted to try it.  I kind of like it, what do you think?

The sweet sentiments on the inside and outside of the card are from the Swan Lake stamp set.  I like sets with coordinating sentiments…they do all the work for you, right?

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’d love it if you would leave me a comment ~ I like comments 🙂  And please pop over to see what others have done at the Global Design Project.

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Stamps:  So In Love, Swan Lake
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White and Bermuda Bay card stock, Watercolor Paper, Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Heat Gun, May Flowers Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Embossing Powder


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More Christmas Blessings! (GDP065)

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Ok, so I have a problem…I can’t stop using all of our fabulous Christmas stamps…and I can’t help but use our brand new stamps from the Occasions Catalog (available January 4th)!  To solve my problem I combined them!

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The colors used on today’s card are from this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge.  They are SO pretty for this season!

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The pretty watercolored flowers and the little leaves are stamps from the new So In Love set.  And the sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set.  This is definitely my favorite Christmas sentiment.

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The flowers are watercolored on watercolor paper.  To get the shading, I watercolored the flowers once and then when they dried I went back in a second time to darken portions of each flower.

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As I’ve been sitting here posting, my sweet little Elie has been sitting on my lap looking up at me.  I want you to see what I’m seeing…

Elie looking up at me

I can hardly work!!  Isn’t she too cute!  I think she wants me to stop and pet her 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by today!

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Stamps:  Christmas Pines, So In Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Real Red Stampin’ Marker
Embellishments:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies


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Preview: So in Love!

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I wish I had a happier occasion to show you this beautiful new stamp set and dies.  But this is actually a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her adult son.  I’m so sad for her and wanted to create a pretty card to let her know I’m praying for her.

Sympathy envieFor this card I stamped some of the stamps from the new So In Love stamp set in a pretty pattern across the top portion of the card.  I blended the stamped images with an Aqua Painter.

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The So Detailed Thinlits are, let me say, GORGEOUS!!  For this card I just used a portion of one of the thinlits as a border along the bottom of the card.  Don’t you love the light detailed flowers?

Sympatjy holding R upThe sentiment here is from the Strength & Prayers stamp set and it’s stamped on a bit of one of the thinlits.

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This is a fabulous bundle.  Be sure to put it at the top of your list for when the new Occasions Catalog goes live in January of 2017!  You won’t be sorry!

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Stamps:  So In Love (available January 2017)
Ink:  Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Whisper White and Calypso Coral card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  So Detailed Thinlits Dies (available January 2017), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Subtles Enamel Shapes


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