Easy Watercolor Cards with Thinking of You

Mindy here from Mindy Eggen Design and I have lots to show you today! I sat down and really had some fun with colors for this one.
Today’s card is featuring the Thinking of You stamp set from Pink & Main. I made three different background with the same stamp. I did the same technique for each but just switched up the colors.
The main technique is creating this watercolor background using Distress Inks. I’m using a piece of Canson watercolor paper measuring an A2 size notecard. I’m going to take two colors, in this first card it’s Festive Berries and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, and rub them onto the paper. Then I will heavily spray the card with water and tilt it around for the colors to mix.
The two mixing together create this vibrant orange! I dab up the excess water that pooled around my edges and then dry with my heat tool. Once completely dry, I’m going to sandwich this in a piece of printer paper and run through my Big Shot to flatten it down.
I stamp my image onto the cardstock with a copic safe ink. Since this is watercolor paper, it is textured and I will need to stamp it twice to be sure I get in between all the fibers of the paper.
Then, I’m going to use my Cool Grey Copic markers to lightly add some shading in my flowers to give them dimension and make them pop off the card a little more.
Once I finish coloring, I’m going to stamp the sentiment in the middle of my image.
For this card, I used Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress ink. There is also an image on this stamp set of these cute little dots in which I added around my image just for fun.
This next card is the one I create in my video. My sentiment wasn’t very clean and left some marks which I wasn’t completely thrilled with. To correct this, I stamped the sentiment onto some Black cardstock and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
I then added it to the middle with some foam tape. I finished it off with these beautiful glossy dots.
These are so fun and easy to create! You can create some soft or vibrant backgrounds to go with anything with this technique.
Once I had the cards laid side-by-side I actually liked the strip of black cardstock better then just stamping right to the front.  Regardless, they came out amazing!
I hope these inspired you to give this technique a try. I was very inspired by Jennifer McGuire and Kelly Latevola in these techniques.
Copics Used
C4-3-2-1
You can view my process in my video down below or HERE on my youtube channel.
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Spread Kindness Floral Card by Pam Pease

Hello P&M Fans,

Hope everyone is staying dry. I tell you I have never seen rain like we got in Frederick MD last night. Many, many streets were flooded and even boat rescues in the middle of neighborhoods. Crazy! Anyhow, it was nice to take a break from the madness to work on this pretty card. Who is loving the new floral release?! It is just so much fun to play with these. So for this weeks DT card I decided to take to my Copic markers and some coloring therapy. As always, a list of the products used will be at the bottom along with links. ūüôā

My Process

I created a 5.5 x 5.5 card using Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock. I did my Copic coloring using the same Neenah paper to keep it consistent. After I spent some time coloring up the Floral Background image, I cut it out using our new nested Stitched Squares Dies, and then cut out a purple border with another new nesting set Scalloped Squares Dies. I also had some fun with a “new to me” product from ColorSnap called Twinkle Dust. I put a thick layer of liquid glue down and sprinkled the glitter over and allowed it to dry. The pictures aren’t showing just how much dimension this gave the card. **P.S. This little sneak peek is one of many projects I created for our upcoming collaboration with ClearSnap.** Stay tuned! I didn’t want to take anything away from the pretty image so I heat embossed the sentiment “Kindness” on vellum (The trick to heat embossing on vellum is to make sure your heat tool is good and warmed up beforehand. Also, helps to heat it on a hard surface to prevent warping. I used a hard board and it worked great.) I wanted to add the “spread” sentiment, so I pulled out an oldie but goodie Pink and Main die set called Stitched Greetings, and cut that tab out in white. Then I heat embossed using the same method as before. I like the overall soft look of the vellum saying.

 

 

 

 

Pink and Main Supplies Used

Kindness Floral, Floral Background, Stitched Squares Dies, Scallop Squares Dies, Stitched Greetings Dies (Tab)

 

Other Supplies Used

Neenah Solar White 110lb card (base), Gina K Designs JET BLACK AMALGAM Cube Ink Mini Pad, Versafine Black Ink Pad, WOW! Embossing powder in Clear, Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar in Sugar Shimmer (ClearSnap), Nuvo Liquid Glue, Vellum,

If you haven’t checked out the newest release from Pink and Main you can go here. It is simply amazing!

Hope you enjoyed my cards. Please check out this and other projects on MY BLOG

Crafty hugs,

Pam Pease

 

 

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Floral cards by Kate

Hi,

it is time to share new Pink and Main release cards. This month there are awesome dies and floral stamps in release. You can check it HERE. For today I made quite simple cards with Kidness floral stamp set. I wanted to make simple card because main focal point is stamped floral image which is quite big. As base I used watercolour paper from which I cut rectangle with – Stitched rectangle set 1 dies. Both images are stamped with Versa Fine onyx black ink and there is one difference one is heat embossed with clear embossing ink so lines of stamped images stand out and it looks really nice. Second the blue on is just stamped. For colouring I used Zig watercolour markers. Round sentiment is in my czech language and means Happy Birthday.

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Kate

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Kindness Matters

Good Morning Pink and Main Friends

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! ¬†I hope you have a very special and blessed day!

Now onto today’s project! I love this new release from Pink and Main! ¬†It is perfect for spring and all the special occasion that come during the season such as Mother’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries. ¬†The set I used comes with a large sentiment which is very trendy right now.

Design Steps:

  1. Use an A2 white card base then cut a slightly smaller piece of DP from the Pink and Main Shades of Spring paper pad.  Round the corners of the DP and the card
  2. Use the largest Pink and Main Scallop Rectangle die and cut out a piece of white card stock
  3. Use the stamp set Kindness Floral and stamp the flower and sentiment onto the scalloped rectangle
  4. Color the flowers using copics: Y15, 19, 38 – E99 – V12, 15, 17 – YG3, 63, 67
  5. Attach the yellow ribbon and then glue the scalloped rectangle to the card
  6. Add the Pink and Main Glossy Dots to the front and your card is complete

Pink and Main Products

To all of you mom’s out there take some time for yourself and get crafty!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Blessings

Pam

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Floral Thinking of You Card by Pam Pease

Hello P&M Fans,

Yesterday was Pink and Main’s May release date. If you haven’t had a chance, go check it out HERE. They are some amazing florals, sentiments, and nesting dies. Well today I am sharing a card using one of the new sets called Kindness Floral. Details are below, including a list of products used.

My Process

I created a standard A2 card using Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock. I aslo used two 1.5″ strips of patterned paper on top and¬† bottom. I colored the flower panel using water color paper and a water color palette. I added some details with a white gel pen for dimension. Once dried I adhered it to a piece of fun foam (I like to use the kind that already has the adhesive on the back. Skipping the tape step!). I then placed it in the upper middle part of the card and stamped my sentiment on the bottom right. I finished it off with our glossy dots. I really like how bright and fun the card came out.

 

 

 

 

 

Pink and Main Supplies Used

Thinking of You Always (Sentiment), Kindness Floral

Rainbow 6×6 Paper Pad

Glossy Dots

Other Supplies Used

Neenah Solar White 110lb card (base), Arches Cold pressed water color paper, Peerless Water Color, White gel pen, Gina K Designs JET BLACK AMALGAM Cube Ink Mini Pad

 

If you haven’t checked out the newest release from Pink and Main you can go here. It is simply amazing!

Hope you enjoyed my cards. Please check out this and other projects on MY BLOG

Crafty hugs,

Pam Pease

 

 

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