Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stampin Up, Pals Paper Arts challenge # 268 All is Calm

I had this idea rolling around in my head for  most of a day, so when I got up the next morning I made my coffee and sat right down to put in on paper.    Actually, there is a second card as well and I'll post it down below.

I LOVE doing watercolor. I'm not very good at it, but I keep trying, and would love to find a class. This one was pretty simple though.  The Aqua Painter is great for something like this, my one tip that I have figured out over time, is to make sure your watercolor paper is nice and wet before you start adding color to it, at least if you are using an ink pad to pick up your color from.

The snowflakes are made using the Versamark pad and embossed in white, then I watercolored, made up my ornament and then stamped the sentiment.  All pretty simple.

The envelop was made using the Envelop Punch board. My card is 5 1/2" square.  When making a square card, it's pretty handy to be able to make the matching envelop.

Card #2.

As always I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration, thanks so much for stopping by.


Mary Fish said...

Bonus! 2 stunning cards using these beautiful dies. Bravo!

Patti MacLeith said...

I love both cards, but especially that lovely blue color on the first one! So beautiful, Lynn!

Dawn Tidd said...

Dynamic Duo! I think your watercolored background looks great!

Katy McGloin said...

Lynn, I am so glad you like to watercolor because I am certain you will be providing me with lots of inspiration! Both of these cards are just GORGEOUS. Have already pinned them for future CASE. Well done, mate!