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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Color Washed Thank You!

Team Tx

I have so much to be thankful for!  I have some wonderful friends, and I made these cards to send to them for Thanksgiving!

Tx standing

Sweeps of an Aqua Pen with different inks make a nice simple background for a sweet sentiment.  Be sure to use Watercolor Paper!  After the water dried I flicked some specks of Old Olive ink off of the Aqua Pen and onto the watercolored piece.

Pretty Pointer:   To create the specks of ink, tap the Aqua Painter with your bone folder.  You can control the size of the specks by the way you tap.

Tx cu

It’s a bit hard to see in the photos, but the sentiment was embossed with copper embossing powder onto a little strip of Whisper White card stock.  I added a bit of a doily under the strip.

Team Tx large

Here they are!  I love the way they look all lined up!  Can’t wait to put these in the mail!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark Ink
Paper:  Whisper White card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies


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Pretty Pastel Watercolors!

Fear and Blessing

Watercoloring is fun and easy with the Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter.  Seriously!  For today’s cards I used three pretty colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Melon Mambo.  They blend together beautifully.

Fear 1

For this card, I squeezed the Aqua Painter just a bit so that one or two drops of water fell on one section of my piece of Shimmery White Card Stock.  (This is my favorite paper for watercoloring.)  Then I added just a tiny bit of the color ink I wanted and brushed it across one section of the paper.  I did the same for each of the other two colors.

Blessing 1

For this card I used a different technique.  I placed the drops of water and ink on a small piece of cellophane.  (I used the cellophane that comes on top of the photopolymer stamp sets.)  The drops blended together and then I pressed my card stock on top of the cellophane.  This gave a different look, kind of like puddles of ink.

Fear cu

When my paper was dry I stamped my sentiments on with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  It makes a crisp image on the pastels.  I love the sentiments on these cards.  The Bible verse is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  This card is going to a friend who recently lost her husband.  The other sentiment if from the Blessed by God stamp set.  I made several of these cards to have on hand.


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Weekly Deals ~ Yippee!

Weekly Deals

This week’s Weekly Deals are GREAT!!  The biggest/best things are all the Blendabilities on sale.  DON’T MISS OUT!  These are wonderful coloring pens, very similar to Copic markers.  If you like watercoloring, these are for you!


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