Welcome to the ESAD 2016 Blog Hop featuring items from the new Occasions Catalogue ‘Handmade from the Heart’ and the 2016 Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You may have hopped here from Nicole Wilson, or you may be starting here. I hope you enjoy the projects we have all created for you!
I had lots of fun creating for this blog hop. I am IN LOVE with just about everything in the new Occasions Catalogue!
Water colouring is BIG at the moment and fun to create as you never get the same effect twice. I love it. I had a special card to make for my niece’s 16th birthday – so I set to work creating a card that looked a bit special using some of our new products in our Handmade from the Heart Catalogue.
I find water colouring directly onto card difficult. So my favourite technique for watercoloring is by using reinkers and dropping them onto my largest clear block. I add a drop or two of water from my aqua painter and swirl it around on my block. I then add more colours as I desire until I am satisfied. I then pick the block up and tilt it slightly from side to side (this makes the colours run a little) and then stamp it on to my paper. You will need drying time with this method, or dry with the heat tool.
I used pool party, blushing bride and watermelon wonder for this card as I was originally going to combine it with the Birthday Bouquet DSP. But I had a bit more fun with the watercoloring by dropping more ink onto the card and using a straw to blow the ink around – like what we used to do in art in primary school. It was a bit of fun!
I then splattered the card base with some gold glitter, framed it with the largest scallop square framelit, added our newest ribbons and cut the numbers from the Number of Years framelits (loving these!). I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment ‘Dream Big’ from the ‘Enjoy the LittleThings’ Stamp set and cut out the ‘dream’.
Here’s a close up for you –
And don’t forget the inside of the card! I added a smaller piece of the watercoloring to the inside of the card too!
I hope you enjoyed this project. I would love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment for me 🙂
Hop along to the next blog by Richelle Fletcher for more inspiration by clicking on the image below.
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Gorgeous bright card 🙂
Wow this is wonderful. Thanks for playing along
I love your water colour background pieces. A nice effect on your card.
Thanks heaps Andrea. They were lots of fun to make – I felt like a kid in school again!
Beautiful card Mel, thanks for sharing x
Thanks heaps Rachael 🙂
Love your card Mel. It’s fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Great technique to share, thanks Mel
Thanks Carly. Its lots of fun!
Awesome teen card.
Thanks Amity. Let’s hope she likes it.
You are so talented Mel, thanks for sharing your technique
Wow, thats a lovely comment – thanks Rosalie 🙂
Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing this technique. Another ‘must try’ to add to my list Mel! Love the inside as well.
Thanks so much Lou 🙂
Fairly new to SU and Blogging but always eager to learn. Please send me more information.
Absolutely gorgeous, your niece is going to love it. Your colors are beautiful. thanks for sharing
Thanks so much Barbara 🙂
Great Card Mel
Thanks Helen 🙂
I bet your niece will be keeping this card. I love how you’ve added the watercolour to the inside of the card. TFS
I hope she keeps it 🙂 Thanks Paula.
What an awesome sweet 16 card – love the colours and the card style! Thanks for sharing Mel. Kelly x
Thanks Kelly 🙂
Awesome card Mel, I love how you have carried the water colouring on inside the card as well TFS
Thanks Sally 🙂