‘Tis the Season

This is really neat!

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EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs aI am sneaking in today to share something a little different for me.  I wanted to play around with Krista Schneider’s new Snowflake stamp set.  However, I didn’t just want to stamp out these gorgeous snowflakes, but wanted to play around and try something a little different.  So today, I played around with some Nuvo Mousse to see if I could create some fun magical winter snow.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs dStep One:  Trim some ECD Watercolor paper to 4x 4.5.  Then pull out a collection of winter colors.  I used Lilac Lavender, Powder Blue, Cornflower Blue, and Old Navy.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs eStep Two:  Layer the lightest color onto the watercolor paper.  Then blend in the rest of the colors using the darkest to the lightest.  Let Dry.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs fStep Three:  Add one of the large snowflakes to an acrylic block, and then using a watercolor brush, paint the lightest color onto the stamp.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs gStep Four:  Stamp…

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Watercolored Christmas Tree

This is a very clever way to use watercolors in card making!

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EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs aDid you see the new line of holiday stamps and dies released by Joset over at Elizabeth Craft Designs earlier this week?  There are all kinds of cute dies and stamps for the holiday season from whimsical to classical.

Today I am taking a little more classic holiday look with my project today using the new Elegant Christmas Tree die set.

Step One:  Trim a piece of Watercolor paper to 4.25×5.5 inches.

Step Two:  Using an embossing pad, emboss the tree die onto the watercolor paper.  This creates impressions of the die on the watercolor paper instead of die cutting out the swirls and dots.

Step Three:  Using a green watercolor paint, create an ombre effect over the watercolor paper, letting the darkest colors start at the bottom of the tree.  I used Daniel Smith’s Jadeite Genuine.

Step Four:  Using the tree boarder die, die cut half of the tree…

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How to Create a Galaxy Background in Watercolors Video Tutorial

I really like this idea for creating a cool background for cards! I think it might also work for my painted rocks with acrylic paints!

Rick D. Adkins (Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator )

Hello and welcome to my blog today, I am going to share with you how to create galaxy background for your cards using watercolors.  This is a fun way to create the background, and a lot more colorful than you think.  Most people just think of a galaxy as just black and whites, but there are so many more colors in them.  Here’s a look at the card I’ve created using this technique.  You can see that post here.  



Creating a Galaxy:


Creating a galaxy with watercolors isn’t really as hard as it looks.  It’s just a mater of layering up your watercolors and using the right colors.  Yes, I said colors, because there’s a lot of different colors in a galaxy.  For example I started out by applying Yellow, magenta, and a blue from the 36 Half Pan Pallet.  Next I repeated the process again, but with the…

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