Stamped Emboss Resist + Watercolour Wash

You might already be familiar with the emboss resist technique (adding ink on top of an embossed image), but did you know it works really well with watercolours, too? I’ve created a very pretty background using this technique and just few shades of inks. The stamped and embossed background resisted the watercolours beautifully! So cool!

TIps & Techniques : Just Add Water

Just Add Water I’m in love with this years in-colours, they blend together beautifully.  Classic inks also get really exciting when you just add water. Using Stamping sponges, I added colour to a panel of watercolour cardstock.  The colours I used were Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous […]

Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Non-Traditional Christmas Card Today’s card features the Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set  from the current Holiday Catalogue, and we’re using non-traditional colours.  The Watercolour Christmas stamp set has lots of word and element stamps that you can combine to create your own sentiment design. I stamped my greeting on vellum and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder I love that it’s not too […]

Watercolour Smooching

Watercolour Smooching I thought it would be fun to play with a few of the classic ink pads on some cards, creating a watercolour smooching technique Tricks & Tips If you don’t have acetate or a plastic sheet on hand, use an acrylic block. The benefit of the acetate is that you can bend it, […]

Soft Watercolour Wash

Soft Watercolour Wash I think one of the prettiest card designs is a simple one with a Soft Watercolour Wash background. Today, I will show how to create just such a background using watercolour pencils… and not have any pencil lines showing in my colour wash. I will also show how to add some fun […]

Vibrant Watercolour Wash Background

Vibrant Watercolour Wash Background For me, creating bold, vibrant watercolour backgrounds is a time-saver! I find that when I have an awesome background, I can keep the rest of the card simple.  I was inspired by the colour combinations on this project HERE  by Andrea Walford, go check out her work it’s amazing. The colours […]

Watercolour Background with Heat Embossing

Watercolour Background with Heat Embossing I recently sent out an email asking you what projects or techniques they would like to see in upcoming project tutorials.  Many of you had asked for simple watercolour techniques, so over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing with you just that… a variety of watercolour techniques that […]