When was the last time that you played around with watercoloring your cards?

You could do it with lots of ways depending on what you have on hand:

  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink Refills
  • Blender Pens
  • Aqua Painters

Ann did a little bit of everything on this card using Ink Pads, Ink Refills, Aqua Painters and Watercolor Paper.


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  • She started with a 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Watercolor Paper and spritzed it with water.
  • She stamped the flower outline and the crosshatched leaves using these colors:
    • Berry Blast
    • Old Olive
  • It wasn’t wet enough to bleed much so she took her Aqua Painter and smooshed the color around the leaves & flowers.
  • She colored the flower centers and painted the background with these ink refills:
    • Crushed Curry
    • Soft Sky


Here’s the funny part!

The Lovely Words Thinlet die was still on the table from making yesterday’s card.  When she went to cut it out, there just happened to be the perfect sized piece of Early Espresso near the Big Shot so she used that.

She WAS going to cut out the word, but instead, the paper was calling to her and telling her that it would look better framed.

Doesn’t your paper talk to you?

(Actually, it was my pupographic messages I was sending her from the next room, but we won’t tell her.)

Add some vellum, some embossed leaves and some Old Olive Ribbon and BAM!  Another card that we hope you’ll love as much as I do!


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What a great handmade card idea!