A Year of Card Techniques-World of Watercolors

Welcome to:

A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor.  There are so many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to list here.  But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.  If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Jodie Park of Close to My Heart:
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017.  The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations!  Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at wpayne@email.com, to claim your prize.
You should have arrived here from my friend and fabulously talented, Claudia’s, blog.  If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.

For my first project, I decided to try no-line water coloring again.  This took me a very long time to color; so it’s not something I’d card to do on a regular basis.   But I sure to love the result.  The image is from the Birthday Blooms set by Stampin’ Up. 

Dear Friend wm 1

I saw a beautiful card on one of the blogs I follow.  Since I already had the die she used, I thought I’d try my version of it.

Church Wedding wm 1

As  I won’t be doing a follow-up post on this card, I want to share the products I used.  The Churches die is from Simon Says Stamp as is the Congratulations Stamp Set.  The Stitched Rectangle Dies are from Lil’ Inker Designs.  I used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink by Tim Holtz and just kept layering until I got the intensity I wanted from the palest of pink to the upper right to the dark rose on the left.  The greeting and sentiment were stamped using Rose Red ink and attached it to a base of Regal Rose, both from Stampin’ Up.

I took an Online Card Class, Watercolor for Card Makers, and one of the tutorials was about water coloring on vellum.  So, for my next card, I decided to give it a go.  I love the technique…not so much the finished card.

You wm 1

This last card is a real evolution from a panel that was so ugly I trashed it.  It took me so long to make the ugly panel I pulled it back out of the trash and gave it a facelift.  I’ll share the process in more in the weeks that follow as well as details on a few other cards I shared today.

With Sympathy wm 1

Now you’re off to visit with the amazing Wilma.  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

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34 Responses to “A Year of Card Techniques-World of Watercolors”

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  1. Debbie Bonczek says:

    OMG . . . you always do such beautiful work. I scrolled and one by one they were just amazing. Great hopping with you.

  2. These are fabulous! I am amazed by the no-line watercoloring. I have a hard enough time with lines let alone without! I will have to try my hand at watercoloring on vellum. I think the card is sweet! As always, your cards are amazing. Thanks for hopping with me.

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  3. Love that you showcased so many ideas!

  4. Claudia Henderson says:

    Wonderful cards Kim and I don’t see why the one ended up in the trash for a while (have to admit, had my share too LOL)….love the vellum idea too :-). Like always it is a pleasure hopping with you my friend.

  5. Jearise says:

    All your cards are beautiful and I really like the way the vellum one turned out. It’s got a unique look to it but yet soft. The last one turned out beautifully. I’m glad you grabbed it out of the trash and continued on.

  6. SusanME says:

    Water coloring on vellum? I do believe I need to check out that class! Thanks!

  7. Beautiful works! I love the way water coloring looks on cards, so delicate. You did a great job. The flower on the velum is so pretty.

  8. gorgeous! I am really fond of the the last one. your cards rock!

  9. nclights7 says:

    Beautiful cards as always!! I’ve got to try no line stamping. I love hopping with you more each time! 🤗

  10. JenniferE says:

    Beautiful cards! Great colors and distressing!

  11. Wilma says:

    Hi, Kim. I love your cards – all of them. I’ve been afraid to try the no-line technique, but yours came out so pretty I might some day. I didn’t know you could watercolor on vellum, either, so that’s going on my technique do list as well. I can’t figure out why you thought that last panel was ugly! I think that’s my favorite one. I’ll be waiting anxiously to see how you did it.

  12. charligirl88 says:

    Seriously? You hated it? No way! That’s my FAVORITE! Always loving your work. Great hopping with you again!

  13. Denise Sayers says:

    Really great projects. Your no line is very pretty. And I laughed about digging the panel out of the trash. I have a hard time giving up on something I spend a lot of time on.

  14. These are gorgeous! I love the lineless coloring … going to have to try that!

  15. Sandy Hentzel says:

    These are just Beautiful! I love love love the first one !

  16. Jodie Park says:

    Love the backgrounds!! Smiles!!

  17. Denise Donald says:

    Beautiful cards.

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