Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Watercolor Goodness

Hi friends!  Happy Wednesday and welcome to MAY!  I've been super busy trying to get everything ready for next week's Verve release, but I thought I'd pop in and share this quick little card I made the other day.  It's one of those stories of what's old is new again...

You see, on my shopping excursion with a crafty friend on Monday I picked up a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders that I just loved.  But when I got home I realized I already had both of them... they tricked me with new packaging!  The hazard of being a craft hoarder collector!  Oh well, I guess that just means I get to plan a return visit to Michael's!  {grin}


So I figured it was time to use these embossing folders that I believe might have been some of the original folders I purchased.  This one is called Tiny Bubbles and I added a bit of interest to it by dotting each little bubble with the new White PITT pen I just purchased. {LOVE}

The sentiment is from Surely Goodness and I embossed it in clear, then colored over it with Gelatos and a wet paint brush for a fun watercolor effect.  {I was totally inspired by this card that Laurie W. made a while back with a similar technique.} I picked a little washi tape that I thought coordinated well for the bottom, then I added on a flower and ribbon leftover that didn't make it onto a previous card.

Alrighty, today I'm flying solo with the twins...  so say a little prayer for me!  They are speedy little climbers and are beginning to perfect the art of running interference for each other while the other one is up to no good!

Oh, and since I've been so busy, I haven't had time to work on our May sale, which means our fabulous April sale is extended through May 9!  Hooray for some pretty awesome deals!



Enabler's List
Stamps: Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, White PITT pen, Gelatos (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: Tiny Bubbles EF (Cuttlebug), flower (Michael's), ribbon (SU!), paper distresser, washi tape, clear embossing folder, watercolor brush



9 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty cards!!!!

Marisa said...

What a fun touch with the bubbles! Addes a great background. Lovely band of colours and the polka dotted flower is wonderful :) Running interferance for each other...little rotters LOL! Here's to their being good today!

Riet said...

So gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stacey Schafer said...

this is so cool, Julee! love the ombre panel with touch of washi tape on that fabulously textured background! i feel another "CASE" coming on:)

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful card Julee! I love the water colored look. Good luck today with the boys! I did not have twins, but remember when my girl was that little. I loved overalls for how adorable she looks in them, but for also how I could pick her up (fully supported)from behind where the two straps came together!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous card Julee!! Love the colors, watercoloring, and the washi!! Chuckled over the boys running interference for each other.....ooy....can't imagine as they grow older!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Ha...glad to hear I'm not the only one who buys something that's already in my stash *grin*. This is a wonderful card...love the colors, Julee! Hope your twins were perfect little angels for you yesterday...

Dawn Easton said...

LOL @ tricking you with new packaging. Glad I'm not the only one it happens to ;)

Love this though! The idea of dots to the background really makes it feel new :)

Wonderful card!!

Shalu said...

Soo pretty..liked the effect of watercoloring...!!