Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Watercolor + Stamps = Fun Cards!

I have had so much fun playing with Close to my Heart's new watercolor paints. I have never used watercolors before (even though my aunt is a professional watercolor artist!), and I can't believe I waited this long! These paints have a vibrant pigment, unlike some cheaper brands. (And these are only $11.95!)
Kailyn recently turned 2 so I made these fun thank you cards to thank our guests for her gifts. 
The watercolor look pairs perfectly with the Hello, Life stamp sets. Today is the LAST day to order these special-edition stamps...see below for details on how to order!

I had fun with just playing with a variety of simple brushstrokes. You really can't mess up! It's so fun to just keep painting and can bust out a lot of card fronts in a short period of time!

I think this is one of my favorites. I like the white space. 

This next one I played with splatters. I just added a little water to the brush, loaded it up with some paint, then tapped the brush lightly. The closer to the paper, the larger the splatter. 

This next one I used more water and less paint for a more pastel look. 

After I finished painting I set the papers aside to dry. Once they were dry the paper was a little wavy so I set them under a dictionary overnight and they flattened out nicely.

Then I used Archival Black ink and one of the new Hello, Life stamp sets and BOOM, easy, yet impressive card! I cut the watercolor paper down to 4" x 5.25" and them mounted onto some black cardstock at A2 size before putting onto my card base.

Last Day for Hello, Life Stamps!
Today is the last day to order the 3 special-edition Hello, Life stamp sets to celebrate National Stamping Month!  Whether you scrapbook, pocket scrap, or create handmade cards, there is a set for you!  And they all coordinate together! They are only $13.95 each or save when you buy all 3! Shop now >

If you love these sets, be sure to order now! After TODAY these stamps will be GONE!  Shop now >

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