Water coloring and Eyelet Outlet brads

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a few summer cards I created with my Cricut Explore, watercolors and some of my favorite Eyelet Outlet brads.

The Explore cuts just about any medium so I thought it would be great to cut some images with water color paper and color them with my Tim Holtz distress inks.

Jewel Strips
Tim Holtz distress inks
Anna Griffin Floral Ground Embossing folder.
Therm-O-Web Memory Tape Runner XL,  3D Foam squares Combo Pack

I used Canson water color paper I bought from Michaels with a 40% of coupon.

Cut out some images I liked from the Life is Beach cartridge with my Cricut Explore and colored them using a water brush and Tim Holtz distress markers.

I used circles of vellum paper painted lightly in the background and added the brads and bling strip to the Sea Horse.

For the next card I cut out a pre-designed card from the Life is a Beach cart with a sheet of watercolor paper. The finished card is 5.5 x 5.5

I used painters tape so the colors would not bleed into each other. I started with coral and then colored the outside border.

Once it dried I embellished the front with the die cuts I colored and added the Sea Shells and Shell corner brads. The bling strips were easy to adhere around the card base and I finished with vellum in the center of the card.

I hope you'll give this technique a try and share your creations with me.

Thanks for stopping by.



Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty Shemaine! LOVE the watercolors on these!!!


phamil said...

fAVORITES!!!! I absolutely love everything about these, the colors, the watercolor technique, I love the ocean and anything beachy!!! Awesome!

Camerageek said...

Absolutely love these. I can never get my water coloring to look so great. But you've inspired me to keep trying.

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