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Ornate Style Embossed Watercolor

Hello friends.  I am super excited to share these with you today.  Each card features the floral image from Ornate Style stamp set along with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Shimmer White card stock.  If you have not noticed, I am on a bit of a watercolor kick lately. 

Make sure to watch my YouTube Video where I water colored with Stampin' UP! Colored Pencils. 

So my projects I am sharing today were done with Aqua Painters.  I picked up color from the lid of my ink pad.  With the ink pad closed, press the center of the lid... give it a little squeeze and when you open your ink pad, there will be ink on the inside lid.  

I wanted to show 3 Different Effects when you use different embossing powders.  Even though Stampin' Up! is retiring black, I went ahead and did anyways.  As an alternative, you can use Stazon Ink!  It is permanent and great for water-coloring. 

You watch how I colored these cards on the Reply of my Facebook Live by clicking HERE

NO LINE WATER-COLORING... with Clear Embossing Power. 

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  • Gorgeous Grape card base is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  Scored at 4-1/4 on the long side.  
  • Highland Heather mat is 5-1/4 x 4.  You can also use this piece to die cut your word die three times
  • Shimmer White layer is 5 x 3-3/4
  • Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder
  • Use Aqua Painter to paint on Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo
  • Friend die cut out of Highland Heather CS three times.  Adhere the 3 together and glue on Shimmer White
  • Fussy cut the Shimmer White around the word Friend

Next... GOLD EMBOSSING POWER

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  • Gorgeous Grape case base is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/2 on the long side
  • Highland Heather mat is 5-1/4 x 4 and embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Shimmer White top layer is 4-3/8 x 3-1/8
  • Heat Emboss using Gold Embossing Powder
  • Use Aqua Painter to paint on Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo
  • Thanks die cut with Gorgeous grape card stock.  3 layers glued together and glued to Shimmer White and fussy cut

Next... BLACK EMBOSSING POWDER (alt. use Stazon Black ink)

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  • Gorgeous Grape card base is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  Scored at 4-1/4 on the long side.  
  • Highland Heather mat is 5-1/4 x 4. 
  • Shimmer White layer is 5 x 3-3/4
  • Heat Emboss with Black Embossing Powder (or stamp with Black Stazon ink).
  • Use Aqua Painter to paint on Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo
  • Happy die cut out of Black CS three times.  Adhere the 3 together, glue on Shimmer White & fussy cut, then layer on Highland Heather and fussy cut around word.

I hope you likes these three examples and you can see what a difference the embossing powder color makes!

Watch my SAVI SUNDAY video #16 where I share 3 TIPS... 

  1. building word die layers and shadow
  2. how I glue them together
  3. how I clean up the paper shards (hair, fine, loose pieces of paper on edges of your die cuts)

Subscribe to my channel while you are there!  You don't want to miss an other tips!

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Watercolor Pencils: 3 Ways - 3 Papers

Hey everyone.  Welcome!

How are you holding up during the Covid-19?  Still kinda crazy as things in Ohio slowly, slowly try to reopen.  Praying that everyone is staying safe and still social distancing.  

I thought this would be a good time to do a refresh on using Stampin' Up! Colored Pencils.  Although I only have a picture of one project here, be sure to watch the below video as I demonstrate using the pencils with Whisper White Card Stock, Shimmery White Card Stock and Watercolor Paper. 

NOTE:  Background Designer Series Paper is "See A Silhouette".  It is on sale for $8.05 (while supplies last or until retirement on June 2, 2020).

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Card Details:

  • Night of Navy card stock base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
  • See a Silhouette DSP cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8"
  • Whisper White card stock mat is 3-5/8 x 4-3/8"
  • Night of Navy card stock mat is:  3-1/2 x 4-1/4"
  • Watercolor Paper is 3-1/4 x 4"

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss my SAVI (stamping & various inspirations) Sunday videos!

VIDEO TIPS & DEMONSTRATIONS:  

  • Watercolor Pencils only on Whisper White Card Stock
  • Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens on Shimmery White Card Stock
  • Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters on Watercolor Paper 

 

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Life is better... with Peaceful Poppies

Hello, Hello...

Well, as I announced here on my blog and on Faceboook (Stamp with Lisa Brown), the 2020 Mini catalog has gone live.  Did you take a peek yet?  There is so much exciting product to look at you will need more than a peek.  

To help you navigate the catalog and product suites a bit, be sure to catch my Facebook Live video on January 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm.  I will explain the Peaceful Poppies Product Suite and demo some projects, including my Friendship card below:

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The designer series paper is so colorful and vibrant... brings much needed color on these dreary winter days.  There is definitely something for everyone in the new product suite so I am excited to share.  From the Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon to the Painted Labels Dies (not shown).  

Speaking of color, the coordinating colors for the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is awesome!  They are Poppy Parade, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Berry Burst.  Phew!  That is a lot of colors.  But the good thing is, I bet you have at least one of those. 

I am going to add to the list.... Granny Apple Green!  Just like in my card. I think it is a perfect match, don't you?

Do you see 2 (yes, two) different watercolor elements?  Make sure to catch my Facebook Live on January 8th to find out what they are!

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Enjoy Life

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This has easily become my favorite card! The swipes of colors make it look like an amazing sunset, or I suppose a sunrise. 

The Enjoy Life stamp set has some great inspirational phrases and images make a simple yet perfect card. 

Card Base:  Basic Black card stock  8-1/2 x 5-1/2

Mat:  Melon Mambo  card stock  4-1/8 x 5-3/8

Card Front:  (colorful piece) Shimmer White Card stock 5-1/4 x 4

Ink Refills:  Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Blackberry Bliss

I put a couple of drops of ink in some empty embellishment containers I had laying around, one for each color.  Then with my Aqua Painter, added a few drops of water and mixed it up.  Working from Dark to Light, I swiped color back-n-forth with my brush.  I worked from dark to light because when you mix up the color and water, or pick up more color with your Aqua Painter, your brush will have lots of color, right?  Keep a paper towel near by to wipe off your brush when changing ink colors.  You do not have to clean completely, just enough to remove majority of color. 

Use your Heat Tool to help speed the drying process.  Remember, heat both sides of the paper which will help with the curling. 

Stamped images and works are done in Black Memento ink (I used a brand new pad....wow!  That sure did stamp nice).   If you have not replaced your Memento ink pad for a while, I highly recommend replacing it.  I did not realize the quality difference between my old pad and the new one.  But mine is heavily used. 

What me to do a video for this card?  Let me know!!!

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2 Watercolor Cards on Shimmery White

We have not watercolored in class for a little while now. So why not 2 in one class!  Do you ever find yourself doing that?  Not using a particular stamp set, color, product or technique and when you rediscover it, you use it over and over... I guess that is what happened to me. 

I have a lot to say so let's get to it!   My full list of products used is at the bottom of my post. 

For both cards, I used Stampin' Up! Shimmery White cardstock for my watercoloring.  I like having a smoother stamp surface versus watercolor paper, which tends to have texture to it.  Just my preference.  You can use either one.  

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Tea Together Stamp Set (2019 Occasions catalog) and the Painted Seasons stamp set (Earn Free - Sale-a-Bration Level 2 - includes Coordination Designer Series Paper):

The background is done on Whisper White cardstock (4-1/8 x 5-3/8"). Randomly stamp several images from the Painted Seasons stamp set, in Mint Macaroon, Pear Pizzazz, and Flirty Flamingo (dots... stamped off on scrap paper to lighten it up a bit).

I stamped the tea kettle in Mint Macaroon classic ink as it did not matter, when watercoloring, if some of the ink pulled from the kettle outline.  Using our Aqua Painters (watercoloring brush), and ink from the lid of the ink pad, we washed the kettle with color.  For interest, I pulled a little more ink onto my brush for the kettle lid area and kettle base. 

The flower on the tea kettle was stamped after our tea kettle dried.  Using the Tea Time Framelit dies (Sale-a-Bration Level 2 Free Earn), die cut the kettle out and adhere with Dimensionals.   I added Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon too. 

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Let It Ride (2019 Occasions catalog) & Heartland (2018-2019 Annual catalog):

**Images stamped using STAZON Black Ink.  

For this card, I used a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Shimmer White card stock. Just as in the tea kettle card, I did a wash of color for the sky (Balmy Blue ink) and grass (Garden Green ink). 

My Real Red mat layer is 4-1/8 x 5-3/8"

WATERCOLOR WASH... the more water you squeeze out of your Aqua Painter, the lighter your color. You can always add more color!

The windmill, barn steeples, and silo are done in Gray Granite, then Real Red for the barn.  I have to be honest, I am not loving my barn. I probably should have made the roof brown to stand out a bit.  

The Trees..... TIP:  I used almost a Pointillism method. Lots of straight color, very little water coming from my brush, and did continuous taps with the brush tip to color the trees and shrubs.  Try it, it is easier than you think. Just keep reloading your Aqua Painter brush with lots of ink color. 

HORSE:   I enjoyed painting him.  Colored his entire body in Soft Suede then slowly added Early  Espresso. I was able to control the color with water. His mane and hooves are straight Early Espresso but by adding some water, I could highlight his body.

**Use the lid of your ink pads.  With the ink pad closed, give the lid a squeeze.  Open and you will see the ink on the lid. Put a couple of drops of water on it from your Aqua Painter and mix it up.  Again, the more water the lighter the color. 

 

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