Easy Watercolor Card for any Celebration

watercolorcircles2019thumbI know I’ve been doing a lot of watercoloring lately. I can’t help it. It’s such a fun way to make a card. This time, I added details with a silver gel pen to create some highlights. I think it makes the circles look like balloons. You could try a white gel pen instead. The little lines I added around the circles give the whole thing some movement, which makes the circles look like they are floating around and bumping into each other. It shouts celebration!

I matted the card with some silver pearl paper by Cricut and then adhered that to the cardbase. I used Neenah Solar White 110lb carstock for the cardbase. There are lots of variations you can do with this card. You can change up the color scheme to fit your occasion, use a die cut greeting instead of hand lettering, overlap the circles to create a bokeh effect. As always, your imagination is the only limit.

Give this card a try. I’m sure you’ll find it fun to do. It is easy enough for kids to do, but anyone will enjoy making it. If you’d like to see a video, click on the YoutTube video below.

I am an Amazon.com and Scrabook.com affiliate. The links are free for you to use. If you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. Thank you for your support :0)

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors:  https://amzn.to/2VFJcPE

Canson Mix Media paper 98lb:  https://amzn.to/2JS8847

For the brush pens:  there are so many on the market to choose from. I really like the Zig memory System I have, but they are expensive.  I have the big set which I will link for you below, but I also link the newer brushables which come in a smaller quantity, and cost less.

Zig Memory System Scroll and Brush Markers:  https://amzn.to/2M8eeA2

Zig Brushables:  https://amzn.to/2YBtPd1

Kelly Creates Black Brush Pen Set:  https://amzn.to/2WmtsWf

If you’d like to learn brush lettering, this is the workbook I used. (I am not an affiliate with Kelly Creates, I just like her products):

Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering Workbook:  https://amzn.to/2Yzh2rw

Cricut Pearl Paper:  https://amzn.to/2QunfC1

Happy Memorial Day!

memorialdaythumbnailGod Bless America and all those who have sacrificed to make and keep us free! To celebrate Memorial Day 2019, why don’t you make an EASY watercolor greeting card to share with loved ones and friends? You can use any watercolors you have on hand, even Crayola brand. It makes a great project for anyone, even for kids. If you don’t have anyone to give a card to, you can turn this into a decoration for an event by using larger pieces of watercolor paper or even a canvas.

Watercolors are so versatile. You can create beautiful gradients with just one color by adding a little more water each time you lay down some color. Or you can kick it up a notch by using less water to create very saturated, vibrant, and shiny colors on your card. I experimented and did both with these cards, and I also used three different shades of red and three different shades of blue. Check out the video below to see how it’s done. The supplies I used are linked below the video (I am an Amazon affiliate).

One word of caution, in order to prevent the colors from running together and making shades or hues you don’t want, be sure your wet colors don’t come into contact with each other unless you want them to. On this card, you’ll need to let the blue section of the flag dry before adding the red to prevent the red and blue from mixing and forming into purple.

SUPPLIES:

I am an Amazon and Scrabook.com affiliate. The links are free for you to use. If you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. Thank you for your support :0)

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors:  https://amzn.to/2VFJcPE

 

Colors I used:

REDS:

Red No.32

Rose Madder No.34

Rose Madder Deep No. 36

BLUES:

Ultramarine No. 64

Turquoise Blue No. 62

Indigo No. 67

Canson Mix Media paper 98lb:  https://amzn.to/2JS8847

 

 

Sakura Micron Pen:  https://amzn.to/2YFLr7C

 

For the brush pens:  there are so many on the market to choose from. I really like the Zig memory System I have, but they are expensive.  I have the big set which I will link for you below, but I also link the newer brushables which come in a smaller quantity, and cost less.

Zig Memory System Scroll and Brush Markers:  https://amzn.to/2M8eeA2

Zig Brushables:  https://amzn.to/2YBtPd1

 

 

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive:  https://amzn.to/2M9Hkzo

 

Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering Workbook:  https://amzn.to/2Yzh2rw

 

Kelly Creates Black Brush Pen Set:  https://amzn.to/2WmtsWf

Stampendous (alternative to the ones I used): https://bit.ly/2JDdukD

He is Risen!

This is our hope:  He is Risen! Because He lives, all fear is gone. Death, where is your victory? Where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:55-56) What hope we have in Jesus.

To celebrate Easter, I have a beautiful card for you. The cross is a stamp set called, “Layered Cross” by maymaymadeit.com. I used distress oxide inks in the colors of the sunset to create a background for the cross. Then, I used versafine ink to stamp the layers of the cross, which are made of leaves and flowers. To make it stand out even more, I used Moonlight gel pens to color the flowers and leaves. Finally, a mat of black cardstock and a fuchsia card base really sets the card off right. Don’t forget, the cross was not the end of the story, because Jesus rose from the dead!

Enjoy the video:

SUPPLIES:

I am an Amazon.com and Scrabook.com affiliate. The links are free for you to use. If you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. Thank you for your support :0)

Check out my Ebook at Amazon

Maymay Made It Stamp Set Banner Blessings:  https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/banner-blessings-stamp-set-retail-12-99

Maymay Made It Stamp Set https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/layered-cross-4×6-clear-stamp-set-retail-12-99

Plus Corporation Double Sided Adhesive:  https://amzn.to/2UhR659

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink:  https://amzn.to/2ILTwCT

Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen Set:  https://amzn.to/2DnLYCS

Distress Oxide Ink Pads:  https://amzn.to/2XmoYMa

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb Cardstock:  https://amzn.to/2Dod7ps

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press  https://amzn.to/2DodnEB