Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Sending you sunshine and happiness - Watercolor Card

Hello everyone
I am very excited about this one...I have a watercolor card to share with you. I have never made a watercolor card before...and this is my FIRST ATTEMPT and I hope you guys will be a little lenient with me just for this one time....
So let me show you what I have made...
I have made this card for my husband who is working far away from me on an oilfield rig....I called me up yesterday evening and he sounded very low and in a bad mood...so I thought why not send him some sunshine..... so dear husband this one is for you.. I hope it cheers you up a little.
I started making this card the first thing after I woke up this morning and started digging in my stamp stash and found this very beautiful stamp set from Mudra Stamps...which is a part of their new release.
I am putting this card up at the following challenges -
  1. Addicted to stamps and more- Challenge #246 - Anything Goes
  2. Craft Stamper Magazine- Take it Make it June- Anything Goes
  3. Craft Addition Challenge - challenge #6 - Flowers flowers and yet more flowers
  4. Dl.ART - June Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
  5. HLS - June Watercolor challenge - Optional Twist - Mask
  6. Mudra Challenge#10 - Triple Time stamping
  7. Paru's Card making Challenge June- Interactive
  8. Penny Black and more challenges- June- Anything Goes
  9. The Ribbon Girl- June card challenge-Anything goes
  10. ModSquadChallenge - Make it Square
I started with a 53/4" square watercolor cardstock. I did some clear heat embossing using the beautiful floral stamps from the Simply Floral Stamp set and made my floral frame. The, I started watercoloring all the stamp images using Distress inks.
 I used Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar,  Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbles Glass, Hickory Smoke and Twisted Citron. I did watercolor in layers. I did individual petals and kept adding layers.
It took me 2 hours to do all the watercoloring. After, I was happy with it, I watercolored  the background with Tumbled Glass Distress inks and gave some dimension using Hickory Smoke Distress inks. I stamped my sentiment using Black Archival ink.
Then was the fun part, I created a triple layer card from the watercolored background and made the center part into a shaker window filling it up fun sequins also from Mudra and some are from my stash. I used a grey beige cardstock to created the triple layer card.
 Once, I assembled everything, I added a white 6"cardbase and finished the card with some more sequins on the top.
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I hope you like my first attempt at watercolor card. Below are the list of supplies I used.

1 Watercolor cardstock
2 Grey Beige cardstock - ItsyBitsy
3 Distress inks- Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar,  Crushed Olive,                                 Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbles Glass, Hickory Smoke and Twisted Citron- ItsyBitsy
4 Simply Floral - Mudra stamps
5 Sequins- Harvest Mix - Mudra stamps
6 White cardstock- 270gsm - A1 Craft
7 Clear Acetate - ItsyBitsy
8 Black Archival Ink pad- The Craft shop
9 Ranger Multi medium matte- The craft shop
10 Wow Heat gun- ItsyBitsy
11 Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing powder - The craft shop
12 Versamark - ItsyBitsy

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and the shaker element takes it a notch higher!!

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    1. Thank you so much Indira.....You know a silly thing.... All the while I was making the triple layer card...I was struggling with the cutting ans matting of the layers...Only if I had seen the video you did on the same subject a little earlier....Silly me. Loved your video...so helpful. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me some love.
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  2. I love this card and these images are super! I am not famiiiar with Mudra stamps. We were in India in March and I am wondering if I might have found these stamps while I was there if I had known about them. When will this new release be available in the States?

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    1. Hi dear. Ty so much for stopping by. The new release should be available in USA at http://www.katscrappiness.com by Kathleen. Please check with her. The stamp set is called Simply Florals. I hope this helps.
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    2. Hi Kren k
      Thanks for the interest!!! Yes Mukta has made a beautiful card!!
      Please Check with http://www.katscrappiness.com
      If its not in stock, you can pre order or ask them, so they could include this with their next order..

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  3. Such a creative design, loving those flowers and pretty colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More this month!

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    1. Hey Ellibelle
      Ty so much for stopping by. I am so glad you liked my card...
      Hugs

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  4. Beautiful card... Colour of the flowers are so lovely!!

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    1. Hey Deepika..Ty so much for stopping by. Happy to know you like my card..
      Hugs

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  5. Wow, this is stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love the shaker!! Absolutely gorgeous card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you Lisa for stopping by. Glad you liked my card.
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  6. So pretty. The floral framed shaker is beautiful. Thank you for joining the DL.ART June Linky Challenge.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Glad you liked my card.
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  7. A beautifully elegant creation and I am sure it will brighten your hubby's day, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More July challenge.

    B x

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    1. Thank you Brends for stopping by. Glad you liked my card. Yes, he did like my card.
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  8. Really, your first watercolor? This is fabulous and I love how you die cut the square frame. It should pick up your husband's spirits. Made with love. Thanks for joining us at the Modsquad this week. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara, Challenge host

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    1. Thank you Barbara for stopping by. Yes its my first watercolor card...i did a few tiny flowers a while back.....but its my first with the bg and so many flowers. I had much fun and kind a got addicted to it....Glad you like my card.
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  9. Gorgeous shaker card you created,love your colors,watercoloring and sentiment...thank you for joining us at ATSM CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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    1. Hey Zeijka
      Ty so much for stopping by. I am so happy to know you liked my effort...So glad you could stop by.
      Hugs

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  10. What a lovely project, Muktar! LOVE the idea. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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    1. Hey Asha
      Ty so much for stopping by. Ia m glad you liked my card...
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  11. love the watercoloring and the card design - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

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