Sunday, February 28, 2010

Watercolor Thanks


The closet in my old room at my parent's house had a lot of treasures, I also found a piece of watercolor paper just waiting to be used. I guess I knew when I saved it that it would be used someday, but I certainly never thought it would end up in a card. Funny how life turns out sometimes. This thank you card uses clear acrylic stamps, ink and a Mini Mister to create the watercolor flower effect. The colors are based from the latest challenge at Color Throwdown, and the anniversary sketch from CardPatterns. I attempted to do something a bit different by cutting the base of the card smaller and letting the four stripes overhang to complete the typical card size. I guess it is good to always try something new, eh? Whether or not you try it again is to be determined...

Supplies Used: Watercolor Paper, SU DSP, SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock, CTMH Treasure Life Stamp Set, SU Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Ink, SU ChitChat Rubons, Making Memories Hardware, Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Sponge Daubers


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card- love the color combo!

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  2. what a gorgeous card! That image is beautiful!

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  3. I love watercolor and your card is just beautiful!

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  4. A pretty spring card! :> I like the strips overhanging the edge. And I'm notorious for holding on to treasures for a very long time before they are used! :>

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  5. Wow! This is just gorgeous, Karen! Looks like you nailed the challenges!

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  6. LOVE the misted, watercolored flower and those great strips behind the image! Great way to combine the challenges! Thanks for playing the Throwdown with us!

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  7. GORGEOUS! This is a watercolor masterpiece :) Love your take on the CTD and the sketch!!

    Thanks for playing the Throwdown!!

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  8. Lovely job on this card. Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

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  9. Gorgeous creation! I love the soft, delicate feel to the card Karen! :)

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love everything about it. I really like how the strips of cardstock stick out to the left. Great watercolor effect, too. BTW, I totally understand about how great it is to hear comments about your creations. Hope this brightened your day. :-D

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