Monday, May 18, 2015

CAS Monday: Tulip Thanks

Welcome to another CAS Monday! 

Another Monday, another watercolored thank you card. I had a stack of cards to make for everyone involved in the elementary school production of Annie, Jr. It was so fun to watch and I was in charge of creating gifts for the directors/helpers. Each person got a handmade card and each was slightly different. This card was done on a watercolor base. I stamped the flower from Theresa's Elegant Florals 2. I watercolored everything with a watercolor brush and then stamped the sentiment in black (Lots of Lines). 

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

Monday, May 11, 2015

CAS Monday: Merci

Welcome to another CAS Monday! 

Today I am showing another watercolor card. This is on a watercolor 5x5 ivory base. The colors of the background were done first.  I used the flowers from Elegant Florals 2 from Theresa.  I used the sentiment "Merci" which is from Lots of Thanks. Once I stamped the image, I went back with my watercolor brush and colored in the petals on the flowers to make them pop a little against the background!

I have been doing a lot of watercolor cards lately.  I promise you in the coming weeks, I will change up the colors! 

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

Monday, May 4, 2015

CAS Monday: Watercolored Wish Big

Welcome to another CAS Monday! 

I have decided that I really want to perfect that watercolor splotch look for my background.  Today's card used a pre-folded watercolor base. I taped off the edges and gave the paper a good soaking! I think that is the key to really creating a nice watercolored look.  I experimented with turquoise, blue and purples to achieve this look. One think you really need to do is walk away from the card. It's not a quick process.  first add a color, swirl it in the water, let the water puddle up and then add more color.  Walk away and let it dry.  Add a second color and repeat the same process.  For a deeper color, do not add as much water.  Push the colors around with your brush. Don't be afraid to let them bleed together.  

The image and sentiment are from Keep Calm which has so many mix and match sentiments. I love the wish big sentiment with the cupcake from the set!  I wanted it to look simple, but with a hint of bling, so I added some stickler to the candle and the cupcake wrapper. 

What do you think? Is this a technique that you have tried before?  What is your favorite color combination?

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

stamp set: Keep Calm

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