St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The card stock in this card is from My Favorite Things.  The middle panel is Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock.  I stamped the grass and clover on it (from Penny Black; called So Lucky) with a pigment ink in green - either Mama Elephant or Avery Elle.  I then embossed it with clear embossing powder (from Wow!). This protected the image as I colored in the sky with distress inks (Tumbled glass and Salty Ocean).

The sentiment is from a CAS-ual Friday stamp set called Lucky.  I really like the set because it has some great sentiments for the inside of the card, as well.  It's stamped on vellum with Versifine black ink and clear embossed.  The patterned paper on the card is from this set by Authentique (called Lucky).'s


I've been spending some time working on watercolor as a medium for my card making.  To delve into this technique, I signed up for the Online Card Class called Watercoloring for Cardmakers.  I've enjoyed it so far (not finished yet).

I purchased a wonderful set of watercolor that I love - the Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.  By the way, I purchased it from Ellen Hutson (link above) and found their service and delivery speed to be fantastic.

The first few days in the class were mainly focused on backgrounds and watercolor stamping, so many of my cards are from playing with those techniques.  Rather than go through all the details and supplies, I'm going to post images of the cards with maybe a few notes.

This is an old stamp I found in my collection.  

The balloons are colored with copics, but the background is watercolored.  Love this die from Simon Says Stamp.

Hero Arts stamp.  Image is watercolored.

Sentiment is embossed with white power and background is watercolored.

Images and sentiment are white embossed and background is watercolored.

Background is watercolored and sentiment was stamped with black ink once the watercolor was dry.

Heart is made of watercolor paper that has been watercolored with Distress markers.  It was then die cut with the Danish Hearts Simon Says Stamp die.

Background is watercolored.  Sentiment is a rub on from SSS February kit.

Heart is watercolored.  I think I blocked the background with rubber cement, but I'm not sure.  Image is a rub on from the SSS February Card kit.