Friday, May 6, 2016

Make It Monday #247 Watercolor Card Sets

Hello! I played along with Papertreyink Make It Monday # 247 Watercolored Card Sets challenge.

I began by pulling out some Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. I stamped using my new MISTI (my early Mother's day present, yay!) several different flowers and leaves with black archival ink. The MISTI was so handy for this.

I used Winnie & Walter Elsa's Floral stamp set.



I water colored each flower a different color and I used mostly one color and tried to have some shading. I wanted to make 5 cards so I didn't want to spend tons of time on the water coloring.




I embossed with a gold two different sentiments from the Sparkle and Shine Stamp set, also using the MISTI. I could really see the embossing ink and it made it so easy.



I found in my paper stash this amazing 12X12 paper from Wassau. It is a variety pack of Metallic paper and it is just gorgeous. It is also lightweight (65 lb) so it is very easy to use. I love when I find a treasure in the chaos of my room!



I mounted the paper to the gold paper and then onto an Avery Elle card base. I used a different color for each card.

I used the same gold paper to make sequins from the die that matches the Sparkle and Shine set. After attaching them, I added a few drops on the flowers and leaves with glossy accents to look like dew.






I will be giving these cards to graduating Senior high girls at my church. I am so excited for them and the next step in their lives.






12 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!! I have a Mother's Day Misti I bought for myself arriving tomorrow! giggles. I love your beautiful design!! and your coloring is flawless! no wonder you wanted to duplicate them! : )
    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! You are going to love the MISTI, mine arrived early and asked my hubby and children if I could open it early, I couldn't wait. Enjoy!

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  2. Beautiful set of cards and your coloring is great!

    The tulips are taken at the famous bulbs area called Lisse. I do have them as well but they are not the same if you see them in huge fields! Thank you for taking time to visit me!

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  3. What a beautiful set of cards! Love all the cheery colors you used and I'm sure the girls who receive these will love them!! :0)

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  4. Your flowers look beautiful on the metallic paper - it really brings out the gold embossed sentiments! And isn't the Misti just the greatest tool to have! She certainly named it right!

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  5. Thanks a bunch for popping in to offer your advice on my blog yesterday! I have never thought of the watercolor paper issue before! My sister is a water color artist I will have to pick her brain! : )

    Thank you again so much!

    Patti

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  6. BEAUTIFUL cards~I love the metallic touch!

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  7. Love this pretty set of cards! Beautiful watercoloring and love the touch of gold.

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  8. Beautiful card set--the girls will love them!

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  9. Lovely cards and such a great wish for this step in life!

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  10. Beautiful! And love your pictorial!

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  11. Beautiful card set, Katherine! Love the gold embossing and metallic paper. Congrats on joining the MISTI bandwagon! It truly is an incredible tool.

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