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Watercoloring with Re-inkers – Make a Card Monday #246

Happy Monday!

Today I created a watercolor card with Distress Ink reinkers–Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers, to be exact. I’m getting ready to teach a watercolor class at Online Card Classes, and was looking into some new watercolors when I came across concentrated liquid watercolor pigments. They looked exactly like reinkers! So I decided to try out some watercoloring with Distress Ink reinkers. Lots of cardmakers and stampers have been watercoloring with Distress Ink for years, but I’ve yet to try it until today. :)

The greeting on the card is from the Blessed stamp set from Simon, and I heat embossed it before painting so that it would resist the watercolor. Super easy!

I finished off the card by die cutting two small hearts from the Mini Hearts dies, and then adhered three white die cut hearts.

Before I head into the video, be sure to check out the giveaway below. I’m giving away free spots in the watercolor class! :)

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Newton’s Nook Stamp Set Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Birthday Bash is Jeanna Cata! Congrats, Jeanna! I’ve emailed you about claiming your prize. :)

New Class!

We have a brand new class at Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Card Makers!

With Online Card Classes’ Watercolor for Card Makers, you’ll learn card-making expert tips and tricks for creating popular watercolor looks on your cards—using both watercolor paints and supplies you may already have!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Jennifer Rzasa as they explore the many different ways you can achieve beautiful (and simple!) watercolor effects.

Ready? Register HERE! Class starts May 5, 2014. :)

I’m also giving away three spots in class. Just leave a comment below telling me about your experience with watercoloring. Are you brand new to it, or have you been painting for years? Three random winners will be drawn. If you’ve already signed up for class, your class fees will be refunded. Good luck! Comments will be open until Friday, April 4 at 6:30am MT.

Nautical Roses – Make a Card Monday #245

Happy Monday, all!

Today I wanted to create a card based on a manicure I saw it on Pinterest. I thought it was so cute!


The original creator Paulina called it Nautical Roses. What a perfect name!

So I broke out the Wide Striped Background stamp, and the roses from the Best Mom Ever stamp set and made a card. :)

The roses were first stamped in Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink ink (which is waterproof once dry), and watercolored them with Picked Raspberry Distress Marker. The leaves were stamped in Green Leaf ink and watercolored with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress Markers.

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Distress Marker Watercolor Resist – Make a Card Monday #244

Hi all!

Today I have another card using Distress Markers and watercolor resist. I just can’t step away from this technique quite yet! It’s so fun! :)

I used the Wooden Plank background stamp on the watercolor paper this time, and added gold foil Thickers to say “Hi.” I hope you enjoy!

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