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Monday, May 12, 2014

some online card class... cards

Hello, hello... have a few more cards that I made using a few of the techniques that I have been learning in the Online Card Class Watercolor for Card Makers.   The first card uses a technique that I learned from Shari Carroll on day five of class.
Her technique involves watercoloring on an embossed background.  This month I am guesting designing for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge and I decided to use this technique for my card for this week's challenge:  Red, Yellow and Olive Green.  I stamped the background (from Penny Black) in VersaMark, applied white embossing and heat set.  I then colored different portions of the background using Ranger Distress markers in Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade & Barn Door and water. I created the little button embellishment by die cutting olive green and yellow cardstock using my PTI Button Stack dies.  I adhered them together and they applied Glossy Accents to make it look more like a button.  Once dry I added some red baker's twine to the "button" and adhered it to my sentiment banner.
 

The second card I made using a technique that Jennifer McGuire taught on day six of class.  She used a shimmer mist as her water to add subtle shimmer to her image.  I stamped the image from the Stampin Up! set So Very Grateful on watercolor paper using VersaMark, applied white embossing powder and heat set.  I then colored the image with Ranger Distress marker and some Perfect Pearls mist that I poured into a small cup.  The shimmer is hard to see, but it is very pretty in real life.  The image was die cut using some Stampin Up! labels dies.  The sentiment (stamped in Barn Door) is also from the So Very Grateful set.
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Old Olive; Ranger Distress Watercolor paper; Stamps:  Stampin Up! & Precious Remembrance Shop; Ink:  Ranger Distress Makers:  Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw & Wild Honey; Dies:  Stampin Up!/Sizzix; My Favorite Things, PTI; Baker's Twine:  The Twinery

13 comments:

Barb said...

Awesome cards, Rosie! Love the pink and green on your first one and those watercolored flowers on your second card are gorgeous!

Jean said...

Both of these are fantastic! Love your stamp and color choices.

Chrissie said...

I'm enjoying this class too Rosemary. Your cards are just super.
I'm really missing you over at Less is More too!
Chrissie

Suze Bain said...

Wow, these are both beautiful. Gorgeous colours. Xx

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Rosie,
Two gorgeous cards, I am really enjoying the cards from the watercolour classes.
Smiles:)
Sue

Valerie Nolan said...

Two beautiful cards Rosie, love the technique on your first card and the button is so clever:)
Val x

Lisa said...

These are both wonderful, the second is my fave!!

Greta said...

I absolutely love these cards, Rosemary! Such fun techniques which you used perfectly! That label is such a beautiful shape & perfect for the flowers!

Greta said...

Forgot to say congrats on Guest Designing on SCS!

Nat said...

really awesome. I did not realize how hot watercoloring is right now. both cards are stunning :)

Anita in France said...

Such great techniques, so beautifully showcased, Rosemary ... gorgeous colours on the first and the shimmer on those blooms on your second card is fabulous! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness !! these are so very very pretty, Love the blooms on ur second card a lot :)

Barb Ghig said...

I apologize for not seeing this post sooner...yikes, it's a week old!

I love your take on Shari's technique! Your first card is so fun, and I LOVE the flowers on the 2nd card...wow! I don't see the name of the dies you used on this card, but it's really gorgeous, Rosemary!