Techniques

Delicate Daffodils

I recently showed how to make this gorgeous daffodil card on a Facebook live. The video shows how many techniques you can create with the Soft Pastels Assortment! A super affordable product and with all the great creations you can make with these, it’s a great coloring tool for your stash!

For this card I used the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and stamped the daffodil bunch with StazOn Black. I used this ink because the StazOn is an alcohol-based ink, and the water coloring will not bleed the lines of the stamped image.

To mix your colors: All you need is an Exacto knife and a small art cup/pallet to mix your colors. First you will lightly scrape off some of the pastel color into a small pallet. Next you can use your Water Painters to slowly drip water into the dry chalk and mix really well. Now you are ready to paint in your daffodils!!

I love that water coloring is so forgiving! Don’t worry if you get a little outside the lines! I used a Paper Lattice (retiring) and a piece of So Saffron behind it for the backdrop. It remined me of a trellis for a garden!

To finish off your card, just add a sentiment and a little Linen Thread-voila! The Last Chance list is selling out fast! Be sure to browse the items that are still remaining by clicking the button below! If you shop using this button, it will alert me you used this month’s host code! That means I will send you a thank you gift for choosing to shop with me!

Check out the other wonderful uses for the Soft Pastel Assortment!

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Daffodil Daydream Bundle
$54.75
Daffodil Daydream Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Soft Pastels Assortment
$9.00
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
$10.00
Stāzon Cleaner
$6.00
Water Painters
$12.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Paper Lattice
$6.00
Double Oval Punch
$18.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Technique Video

Watercolor Background Using Markers and Blocks

It’s been a crazy last few weeks of 2020 and it spilled a little into 2021. You know when you meet your out of pocket-you have to get your visits in with no money! I am ready to dive back into crafting!

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I made this card for any LOVE occasion plus it was our technique for this month card club. With the COVID cases rising, we all opted to do a virtual club. I wanted to use a technique that everyone could do from home. It even includes a video tutorial on how to make the card and there is a special guest appearance in the video!

This technique can be used with any water based markers and an acrylic block. Add a spritz of water here and there and you have an amazing background!

This is a rare occasion to not stamp on a card! I did run the Melon Mambo piece through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine) with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White heart is punched out using the Heart Punch Pack. The detailed heart is cut out using Silver Foil and the Many Hearts dies.

In the video, I show how to create the Poppy Parade fine speckles and the Wink of Stella accents. It is finished off with the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and some Basic Jewels.

Now that you have watched the video, what are you going to create using this technique? You can visit my new Private FB page for live demos, product tips, card creations, silliness, and member only specials!

Many blessings! Laura

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Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
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Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
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Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
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Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Clear Block F
$17.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
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Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
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Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
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Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
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Wreath Builder Dies
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Many Hearts Dies
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Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
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Technique Video · Techniques · Thank you

Watercolor Emboss Resist

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we get this great quarterly magazine filled with tons of ideas, sneak peeks, and beautiful artwork! This quarter featured the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique!  I fell in love with it and so did my club members!

Here is the great video that shows how they did it!  I tried with watercolor paper and it soaks up the ink too much.  The Shimmery White Cardstock works best.

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Happy Stampin’

Laura