Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Watercolor look with Blendabilities

In this card I used the new Blendabilities to give the floral image a watercolor look. It's fun to play with these new markers. I used the Cherry Cobbler Assortment (130995) and the Old Olive Assortment (130999) here. I usually start by laying down the darkest color where I want it and then blend in the medium color and finish by blending in the lightest color. You have to work in small areas because the ink dries quickly since it is alcohol based. And be sure you replace your caps on the markers as you work so they don't dry out.
Other supplies include Very Vanilla and Basic Black card stock. Retired Designer Series Paper (replace with new Typeset Speciality Designer Series Paper (133697), Cherry Cobble Seam Binding (120992), retired Edgelits (replace with Large Scallop Edgelit 127019). I used two stamp sets here. Bordering on Romance (retired) but the hostess set I Like You has some very similar designs; or think about the floral images in Bouquet Toss (134324 c, 134321 w). Wouldn't this make a pretty wedding card by switching out the sentiment! The expression used here is from Trust God stamp set (126702 c, 132094 w). And don't forget you need to use the black Memento Pad (132708).
Here's another floral "watercolor" card. I used the Bloom with Hope hostess set and the Calypso Coral Assortment Blendabilities (130996) with the Old Olive Assortment (130999).


  1. Love them all, Aunt Jane! I am so glad I gave you a hard time about not posting. Yours and Aunt Mary's blogs, I check each morning to see what it new!

  2. I'm glad you did, too. It's gotten me to try some things I've wanted to do and also to get some cards made so I'm not rushing around at last minute to pull them together. Now, what are you stamping?! :)

  3. Really like the one with the newsprint.

    1. There is a good story behind this card Mary. I was designing it "on the fly" and put pearls in the center of the flowers and then decided to cut the edge with the edgelit. I wasn't even thinking about the pearls until they were about to go through the Big Shot. They came out flattened! I had to remove and replace them. Lesson learned... always put the basic jewels on as the very last step.