Tag Archives: watercolor

You Matter to Me – the Restful Blues

By | June 17, 2016

While I mentioned in my last post that combining blue with its complementary color, orange, will infuse energy into your project, a monochromatic theme, in the same color family, will be soothing and restful to the eye. This floral spray is from the new Touches of Texture set and I have used Soft Sky as… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #4 – Swallowtail in Plum

By | May 13, 2016

The large Swallowtail background stamp is retiring, and it is truly a beautiful piece of art. It is considered a background stamp because of the size, but it is usually used as the centerpiece of a card design as I did here. Although it’s a little hard to distinguish in these photos, I used the… Read More »

Happy Easter – Hello Spring!

By | March 27, 2016

We got a beautiful watercolored hand-stamped Easter card in the mail yesterday from Sherry made with the Happy Home set from the Spring Occasions Catalog. Here are the colors that Sherry used on her Hello Spring! card. Click on any color swatch to see other coordinating products:   Pool Party Pear Pizzazz Melon Mambo Cucumber… Read More »

All You Need is Love

By | February 18, 2016

We received two hand stamped Valentine cards in the mail from Reggie’s sisters in Colchester, VT: Kathy used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, an embossing folder for the background and heat embossing to embellish the larger hearts on her red and white card, finishing with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the flower petals.… Read More »


By | September 13, 2015

Swap card by Judy Phillips Here’s a darling card that I got at the swap, and I wanted to show you how this demonstrator CASE’ed this card from the Holiday catalog. In “case” you haven’t heard this acronym, it stands for “Copy and Share Everything,” and among paper crafters, this is a legitimate way to… Read More »

Late Summer Wings and Blooms

By | August 22, 2015

The Monthly Stamp Group was over at my house this afternoon, and our cards today reflect the beauties of late summer in flowers and insects that abound at this time of year. This card, made with the new 3-step Garden in Bloom set is really quite fun and gives a casual, watercolor-y feel to the… Read More »

Weekly Deals, Tuesday, June 23rd – Monday, June 29th, 2015

By | June 24, 2015

A wonderful array of supplies for 25% off this week; Glimmer Paper, Embossing Folders, Ribbon, Buttons and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!  This darling card that I CASE’d from the Stampin’ Up! blog was made with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder on watercolor paper, then watercolored with a little Bermuda Bay and Melon… Read More »

A Rose by Any Other Name…

By | May 27, 2015

Here is another nice example of my sister Karla’s work, made into a thank-you note for a recent birthday gift. While most of my sisters use rubber stamps in their papercrafting, Karla does pen and ink drawings, and this dot technique is something that she learned as a high school art student in Vermont. The… Read More »