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Simple Grace


Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a couple of simple cards I created with the Grace So Amazing set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. While I'm usually all about the layers, sometimes I just want a sentiment to speak for itself. Especially sentiments as beautiful as the ones in this set!  So I pulled out some distress oxides and watercolor paper and got to work.



When I reached for colors, I was inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, Electric Blue.  For the first card I masked off a rectangle and wet the open area with a paint brush.  Next I swiped my oxide inks onto my craft mat. For these cards I used salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, and blueprint sketch.  While the area was wet, I started plopping (that's the technical term! LOL) my colors into the water until I achieved the look I was going for. Then I lightly sprayed with water and blotted with a paper towel to give it a textured look.  I embossed the quote in white directly on my watercolored panel, then matted onto an A2 card front.


After I was done, I still had leftover ink on my craft mat, so I decided to do a smooshed background.  I took another panel of watercolor paper and swiped and dipped it into the ink on my craft mat, let that dry, then smooshed a bit more ink onto an acetate bag and smooshed some more.  After a few repeat smooshing and dryings and then a few splatters of watered down ink, it was just how I wanted it.  I finished off by embossing the verse in white in the center.

I think I could make these cards all day! I just love playing with watercolor and that crisp white embossing on top is just so satisfying!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I  hope you have a fabulously creative day!

Grace So Amazing

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2 comments

Christine said...

Such lovely cards with messages of grace. The blue shade is lovely, and your watercolor effect is great!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful pair of cards Julee - love both backgrounds, and the quotes are wonderful... I am tempted to buy the stamp set....
Blessings
Maxine