Techniques

Watercolor Waves

I love the new Waves of the Ocean sneak peek suite! My late mother LOVED the ocean and I was so happy that she spend the last 10 years living a mile from the Gulf Coast! Seeing the pelican sitting on the pier and the ocean waves just bring back happy memories for me with my mom!

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, but it took on a shape of its own! I grabbed my Fluid Watercolor paper and stamped the wave with VersaMark and followed it with White Embossing powder! Once that was heat set, I spritzed the whole sheet of paper with a Stampin’ Spritzer very liberally. I wanted it good and wet so the ink colors would create movement. I used drops of ink refills followed by water drops on Acrylic Blocks for my pallet. I used the Water Painters to pick up and spread the ink colors.

The suite has a limited edition has Blue Foils 12×12 collection to make the cards/project pop! You should see the Rhinestone Waves Jewels too! I chose the Costal Cabana foil for the mat and the Costal Cabana cardstock for the card base.

The pelican was stamped half in Smoky Slate and the other half Soft Suede. I added a little Blushing Bride to his beak with a Blender Pen and a little ink. Next, I sponged the pier poles with Soft Suede to tone it down. Then I popped it on the paper with Dimensionals.

The finishing touches were adding Wink of Stella to the whole wave to create the sparkle from the sun! I wish you could see it in person! A few birds and the sentiment cut out with the Waves Dies.

I just love it when card just come together with ease! I can’t wait to make a scrapbook page using this and the GORGEOUS Waves of the Ocean DSP! Grab yours before the limited-edition products run out!

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Product List
Waves Of The Ocean Suite Collection (English)
$79.25
Waves Of Inspiration Bundle (English)
$51.25
Waves Of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Waves Dies
$34.00
Waves Of The Ocean 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
$6.50
Blue Foils 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$10.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Water Painters
$12.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
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!

So, have you had a chance to look at the the NEW 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini catalog and Sale a Bration??? You are in for a treat! The Hydrangea Haven Suite is just gorgeous! And now Stampin’ Up! offers Blending Brushes-I can’t believe I haven’t tried them yet! (well, I have pet them since they are super super soft! It’s like an emotional support tool!) You really need to check both catalogs out to maximize your purchases! Who doesn’t like FREE!?

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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Product List
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Clear Block F
$17.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Wreath Builder Dies
$38.00
Many Hearts Dies
$36.00
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
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Colorful Beach Season

Colorful Seasons

Colorful Seasons is a beautiful set that has intricate dies (Seasonal Layers) to match! When I first saw this set, I saw so many card/scrapbook ideas!  And the Adirondack chair spoke to me!

This was made for a SWAP that we do at our quarterly team gatherings!  I first water colored the background with Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight, and let it dry while I made the rest of the card.  After it was dry, I used the blender pen to add waves accented with Wink of Stella clear.  I used the High Tide set for the beach grass and birds.  Then I used the Calypso Coral watercolor pencil to add sun set color to the sky.  I went back with my Daffodil Delight in the left top corner to add more sun. I also used the fine tip of the Crumb Cake marker to add bigger sand granules.

Colorful Seasons II

Then I wanted some texture for the background piece.  So, the Seaside Embossing Folder was the perfect choice!  A little Linen Thread and some Dapper Denim to finish it off!

I can’t wait to make a ton of great creations with this great bundle! You can order it starting June 1st!  Be sure to let me know if you need a catalog!

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Looking for more ideas for the Eastern Palace Bundle? Look no further!  One week left to order your Kit!  See the Creative Kit To Go post for more details of all the great goodies!

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