Card Making · Embossing · Stamping

Fun watercolour cards

I love making cards but the problem with making them is that I can never just say “sorry, no time recently so I had to buy one”. I got so behind last year with my card making that by the time I got to Christmas it was a marathon to get any Christmas cards made not to mention the December birthdays. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t get myself into the same position this year. I am making all my cards early and will be totally prepared (yeah, right) this year.

Feeling fed up of the dull British weather I set about making some fun bright watercolour cards. I used Ranger Tim Holtz distress inkpads, watercolour paper, some stamps and white embossing. I die cut scalloped circles in the watercolour paper, stamped and embossed them and then the messy fun began. I squished the ink pads (salty ocean, peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade and festive berries) on my craft sheet, sprayed with water and pressed my embossed card facedown into the ink. I dabbed off some of the colour, dried the card with my heat gun and put down in the ink again until I was happy with the result. Really quite simple but I loved the process and the results.

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My photo doesn’t show just how vivid the colours are but they are fresh and bright. I then decided that I didn’t want the scrap card to go to waste and figured they would make perfect shaker cards. Inks at the ready it got messy again………..

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I’m pleased with the result. Not my usual style but so much fun!

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