Water Colour Techniques

Kia Ora Koutou

Today I want to share a video tutorial that I have made to water colour some images from Stampin Up.  I have used Gansai Tambi Pearl Paints and Bockingford 300 gsm paper for my images.  I have purchased the Lovely Lattice stamp set from Stampin Up in order to practice my colouring techniques.  However, I was sorely missing a coordinating die to die cut the image for cards.

 

And here is an image painted on Creative Expressions watercolour paper.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go at water colour painting.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

 

Going Camping

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to another Inspiration Wednesday and I have another card from the Happy Camper collection from Heartfelt Creations to share.

Products Use:

Elements of Home Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3880
My Happy Place Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3879
Happy Camper Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3878
Happy Camper Paper CollectionHCDP1-2103
Elements of Home DieHCD1-7244
My Happy Place DieHCD1-7243
Happy Camper DieHCD1-7242
Arrows and Banner DieHCD1-7204
Decorative Pocket Accents DieHCD1-7211
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – ViridianRACP669
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016

Other Products:

iCraft Iris cardstock,

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card.  Die cut the decorative pocket accent die from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents set out of white cardstock.  Trim the edge and then sponge with Viridian ink.  Add Frosting Powder to the die using Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Adhere to the top of the card as shown.  Stamp two flag images from the … in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock and colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.  Die cut with the coordinating die, add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and trim to add to the top of the card as shown.

Stamp the caravan image from the HsetCPC-3878 Happy Camper Stamp  in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Stamp two window images and two door images and colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.  Die cut the windows out of one door and one window and adhere the frame and outer door to the other images.  Adhere to the front of the caravan as shown.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the hollyhock images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers in yellow and pink colours.  Die cut with the coordinating die and add Crystal Clear glitter on a dry sponge.  Add a couple of tall hollyhocks at each end of the caravan.

Stamp two fence images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Die cut two spare fences out of white cardstock and adhere the fences to the white fences.  Adhere to each end of the caravan as shown.  Add more hollyhocks in front of the other hollyhocks.

Stamp the welcome sign from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere behind the fence by the wheel.

Stamp the flower pot images from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and add in front of the fence as shown.

Stamp the brazier and drinks tin from HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and add in front of the fence as shown.

Stamp the dog image from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add next to the fence as shown.

Die cut the sentiment from the paper collection using the second smallest arrow die from the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banner Die set.  Trim the end and sponge the edges with Veridian ink.  Adhere to the card as shown.

 

iCraft Iris cardstock,

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card.  Die cut the decorative pocket accent die from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents set out of white cardstock.  Trim the edge and then sponge with Viridian ink.  Add Frosting Powder to the die using Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Adhere to the top of the card as shown.  Stamp two flag images from the … in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock and colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.  Die cut with the coordinating die, add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and trim to add to the top of the card as shown.

Stamp the caravan image from the HsetCPC-3878 Happy Camper Stamp  in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Stamp two window images and two door images and colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.  Die cut the windows out of one door and one window and adhere the frame and outer door to the other images.  Adhere to the front of the caravan as shown.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the hollyhock images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers in yellow and pink colours.  Die cut with the coordinating die and add Crystal Clear glitter on a dry sponge.  Add a couple of tall hollyhocks at each end of the caravan.

Stamp two fence images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Die cut two spare fences out of white cardstock and adhere the fences to the white fences.  Adhere to each end of the caravan as shown.  Add more hollyhocks in front of the other hollyhocks.

Stamp the welcome sign from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere behind the fence by the wheel.

Stamp the flower pot images from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and add in front of the fence as shown.

Stamp the brazier and drinks tin from HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and add in front of the fence as shown.

Stamp the dog image from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add next to the fence as shown.

Die cut the sentiment from the paper collection using the second smallest arrow die from the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banner Die set.  Trim the end and sponge the edges with Veridian ink.  Adhere to the card as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Clean and Simple Easel Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I am sharing a very clean and simple easel card featuring the very beautiful Anja’s Oval Die – LR0376 from Marianne Designs.

This die set is so versatile and so easy to create stunning cards.  I love the beautiful embossing that you get with the dies and how these dies can be layered in so many ways.  I have also kept this card very simple with the use of some pearls for the easel to sit against rather than adding an extra raised layer on the base of the card.  And of course I have to finish the card with Heartfelt Creations flowers and leaves.  I have used the following products:

Marianne Designs – LR0376 Anja’s Oval Die

Heartfelt Creations – Oakberry Lane Blossoms stamp, die and mold, Leafy Accents stamp, die and mold

Ranger Archival inks – Buttercup, Vibrant Fuchsia, Magenta Hue, Leaf Green, Fern Green, Library Green

Heart of Gold Prills

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Pearls

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Elegant Wedding Card with Roses and a Butterfly

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share a card that was inspired by another talented crafter – Cynthia Thoenen.  She used the gorgeous corner die from the Heartfelt Creations Ornate Pocket Accents Die in a very different way and I just had to make a card in my own style.

Materials Used:

Heartfelt Creations – Ornate Pocket Accents Die, Ornamental Tags Die, Classic Rose Stamp, Die and Mold, Leafy Accents Stamp, Die and Mold, Butterfly Kisses Stamp and Die, Celebrating Love Sentiments Stamp

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter and Frosting Powder

Crafter’s Companion – Centura Pearl cardstock

Papericious – Vellum

Ranger Archival inks – Buttercup, Library Green, Leaf Green, Olive, Magenta Hue

Versamark ink

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Creative Expressions – Crystal Aurora embossing folder.

String Pearls, Pearls

Narrow white ribbon

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Purr-fect Play Dates

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have another card featuring the Purr-fect Posies collection.

Products Used:

Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3867
Cherry Blossom Retreat DieHCD1-7231
Album Tags and Accents DieHCD1-7202
Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3874
Purr-fect Posies DieHCD1-7238
3D Purr-fect Posies Shaping MoldHCFB1-476
Eyelet Circle & Basics Small DieHCD1-7154
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468

Other Products: 

Foam Tape, diecutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Purr-fect Posies collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/88KR6a5RRmg.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions:

nstructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 12″ x 6″, score at 6″ along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6″ x 6″. Cut a 6″ x 6″ panel from the paper collection and die cut the centre out using the second largest plain die from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle & Basics – Small Die set. Adhere the outer frame to the base card using the foam tape. Cut the centre circle out of the patterned paper featuring the cats on the swing using the second largest plain die from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle & Basics – Small Die set into the recessed circle.

Stamp the image from HCPC-3875 Purr-fect Playdates Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Makers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Adhere to the centre of the frame with foam tape.

Stamp the branch image from the HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Trim and adhere above to the top of the circle above the cats.

Stamp the flower images from HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp set in Buttercup ink on the Deluxe Flower Shaping card. Colour with Buttercup ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Buttercup ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear glue. Adhere over the branch as shown.

Adhere little birds to the card as shown.

Die cut the tag out of the paper collection using the tag die from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die set and adhere to the top left of the card over the flowers.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Pearls and Roses

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share a card that I have made recently.  I have been wanting to make this card for several years and finally got round to doing one.  It is not perfect but I now have the measurements to do it again.  For instructions on how to make the basic card please visit YouTube here.

I have cut the base card 5 1/2″ x 8″ as the original measurements were for a different Heartfelt Creations die which is no longer available.  I have used the corner die from the Heartfelt Creations Create A Frame Leafy Border set.  The stitch border is from the Heartfelt Creations Ornate Pocket Accents Die and I have used a Crafter’s Companion embossing folder – Rambling Rose.

The flowers are:

Heartfelt Creations – Classic Rose and Flowering Dogwood.

The Flowering Dogwoods have been made from vellum and I have coloured with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Platinum and I have shaped them using the Oakberry Lane shaping mold.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

 

Pretty and Delicate

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share a card featuring the gorgeous Eyelet Lace die from Heartfelt Creations.  This is a very pretty and delicate card suitable for birthdays and weddings and the vellum Oakberry Lanes are the perfect touch to finish the card.

I have die cut four decorative dies and adhere two dies together for more strength.  I have also shaped the vellum flowers in the Oakberry Lane Blossoms mold and they came out well.

I hope that you get some inspiration to try this for yourself.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia