Thursday, November 12, 2020

Step It Up! Warm & Toasty Watercolor Cards - Facebook Live Replay

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my Warm & Toasty Watercolor cards that I made last night during my weekly Facebook Live.  If you have never joined me for a Facebook Live I go live on Wednesday normally around 3 pm CST on my Facebook Business Page.  

Watercolor pencil tips and tricks using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set click to learn more

This week I shared how to make a Christmas card using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set from the August-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  I also share with you three different versions of the same card one for Beginner crafters, one for a Casual Crafter, and one for the Avid Crafter.  

A few days ago I did a poll on two different Christmas Card Color Combinations on my Facebook page.  The choices were Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green or Real Red and Old Olive.  I told my followers and subscribers that I would create a card using whichever color combination that they picked with the most votes.  And, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green won by a very slim margin.  So, I used the color combination that they picked as the winner during my Facebook live.  So,  I started out with my simple stamping card for beginners.  I kept the same basic measurements on all three cards.  The big difference between them is just adding a few more supplies each time.  
Watercolor pencil tips and tricks using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set click to learn more

I started out each of the cards by stamping the Reindeer three times onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black Ink.  When using watercolors you have two options as substrates.  One is the Shimmery White Cardstock and the other is Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I picked the Shimmery White Cardstock because it's a lot easier for beginners.  And, yes I believe that a beginner crafter can still learn to watercolor with our Watercolor Pencils.  One because they can be used just to color with or you can use a blender pen to moisten the pigment and get the watercolor look.   With my simple card I did add a layer of Granny Apple Green Cardstock behind the Reindeer image.  I then added my sentiment on another piece and popped this piece up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  
Watercolor pencil tips and tricks using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set click to learn more

For my Casual Crafter I did everything the same except I added a few more pieces of Cardstock to create and a little more stamping.  I added three additional 3/4" x 4 1/4 pieces; two in Granny Apple Green and one in Poppy Parade.   On each of these strips I stamped the snowflakes in the stamp set in coordinating inks to the cardstock.  I then added them to the card base equally spaced apart.  I then popped up the focal image with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then took my sentiment strip and bannered both ends before popping it up.  

Watercolor pencil tips and tricks using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set click to learn more

For my avid crafter card I stepped up the card even more.  I added some embossing, some glimmer paper, and a few more layers.  I started off my card with the same as the other layers.  I added an additional Poppy Parade layer that I used the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  I added this layer to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then added a strip of Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  I cut a section from the green end.  I then added the three strips of cardstocks.  But, instead of doing the banners on the ends of my sentiment I cut a banner end on each of the strips.   I also added some additional work with my Watercolor Pencils to the image.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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