Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Soft Sky Simply Sketched Card

Hey Stampers, 

Good day to you ! I hope you are having a good day. Last night I made my way down to my Stamp Room to make a card for my Grandmother. She has been unwell over the last couple days - and I thought a beautiful card would perk her up ! She LOVES my cards and I always make sure she has some that she can give to her friends. I decided to use some lovely new products and the soft and beautiful color combo of Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist. Love these cool and clean colors together ! I also was VRERY excited to do something I have ALWAYS wanted to try but never did - Watercoloring !! I know, "Catherine where have you BEEN!?!" But I have never tried the real watercoloring with Watercolor Paper and Aqua Painters before last night - and now I know I am hooked !! I still love my blender pens, but it is not even CLOSE to the effect you get from using the Aqua Painter. You have to try it if you haven't !! So, without further a do, take a look at the beautiful card !

Isn't that just so soft and lovely !! I am so in love with the new Soft Sky color, aren't you !? But first - my watercolored piece. I was instantly smitten with the beautiful hostess set Simply Sketched when I saw it in the catalogue. The 3 lovely images (this bird, a flower and a vine) paired with some must have sentiments makes this set an INSTANT best seller. If you want this set, just plan a workshop with me ! Or place your own qualifying order of $200 or more and get it yourself ! I cut a 3" square of Watercolor Paper (wow this stuff is so THICK!) and stamped my bird onto it with some Jet Black StazOn. This paper is pretty textured, so make sure you hold your stamped image down for a bit longer than normal so the ink has time to soak into the paper. I then used my Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz ink pads and coloured away ! The Aqua Painter is So easy to use ! I was really excited to see how professional the colouring looked. Hahaha I then set that piece aside to dry well, while I worked on the rest of my card.

My layer of Soft Sky measures 4" x 5-1/4" and I used my Daydream Jumbo Wheel (inked in Soft sky as well) to wheel that beautiful image right across the middle. I then used my Circle Collection Framelits to cut out a circle to the right hand side. I used the 2-3/4" circle (#5 if you're counting from largest to smallest) to cut out my layer, and then used the 2-3/8" Circle (#6) to cut out a piece of Pear Pizzazz to layer inside of it. Love that extra layer of color !! I adhered my Pear Pizzazz to my Soft Sky layer with some Snail. I used the beautiful sentiment from the Too Kind set, stamped in Marina Mist. I then tied a some ribbon, and a sweet bow, using the 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon. I love how it looks wrapped around the layer, coming up through the die cut circles! Once my watercolor piece was dry, I added it to the back of my circle layer with some Dimensionals. The whole piece was then added to a Soft Sky card base. A small Vintage Faceted Button was added next to the sentiment, with a Basic Rhinestone in the middle, for a little sparkle. Love it !!

Well thats my card for today !! I hope my Grandmom likes it as much as I do !  Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (wood #129669, clear #129672), Too Kind (wood #130447, clear #130450), Daydream Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel #126939

Ink: Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad #131181, Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad #126962, Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad #131180, Jet Black StazOn #101406

Paper: Soft Sky #131203, Pear Pizzazz #131201, Watercolor Paper #122959

Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits #130911, Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle #103661, Aqua Painter #103952, 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon #120999, Vintage Faceted Buttons #127555, Basic Rhinestones #119246


  1. Your card is beautiful and your grandmother will love it. Your watercoloring is wonderful. I do have watercolor paper but have not yet played with it.

    1. Thanks Shawn !! I only just got the aqua painters and watercolor paper on my last order - it is SO fun !! You must try it for yourself !! Hugs to you my friend !!

  2. I can't believe the difference using the watercolors make as compared to the blender pens! beautiful job!!

    1. Thanks Barb !! I know, its a big difference. So beautiful !! Cheers !!