Howdy, friends!

Thanks to everyone that took advantage of my birthday sale!  I had a wonderful birthday spent with my family, as we concluded our “staycation.”  I enjoyed all the FB messages, texts, calls and emails welcoming me into the next age demographic (35).  And, while I have still been working during our “staycation,” today it’s back to “the grind.”  Good thing I have a job I love!

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It’s time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  Today we’re focusing on WATERCOLORS, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

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While putting together all the school supplies for my daughter this year, I came across her set of watercolor paints and had a little light bulb go off in my head.  I have seen a few different techniques and sat down and tried a few.  While I wasn’t loving the look of the technique panels, I found that I loved how a few swashes looked together and created these 4.25″ cards…

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These clean and simple cards came together so quickly and I just love how they came out.  I used 3 different colors to create the swashes on each card, let it dry (<–important) and then stamped it in black with a sentiment from PEACOCK PRETTIES.  The black matting panel was added to compliment the sentiment and it makes a great frame for the simple, yet dynamic, panel.

Detail shots…

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Chances are you already have a set of watercolors in your house, but if not run out and get some!  They’re great to have around and can help create such fun, yet easy, cards like these that I’ll be making more of and putting together in a gift set.

TIP: Love square cards, but can’t find square envelopes?  Create 4.25″ square cards…they’ll fit right into your A2 envies with no extra postage required (based on size).

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CANVAS TO OUR IMAGINATION CARDS

Stamps: Peacock Pretties

White, Black cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Watercolor paints, Dimensional Adhesive

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