Monday, May 9, 2016

Watercolor Stripes plus GIVEAWAY

Hello friends. I'm sharing a few cards today featuring a quick way to add color to a stamped background...


I like to stamp a small image from a stamp set repeatedly to create my own custom patterned paper. I stamped two small bird images from THIS stamp set on to pieces of THIS cardstock and heat embossed them using THIS clear embossing powder. 

Coloring is not my strong suit. So I did stripes of watercolor using several shades of Distress Ink. I made sure to dry each one before moving on to the next to minimize the blending of the colors. 


I punched out a heart from THIS vellum and heat embossed a coordinating sentiment in white on to THIS die-cut. I finished off the card by adding THIS on top of the heart for some sparkle and adhered one of THESE to the sentiment strip.

A closer look...

How about a bonus card!? I can't seem to resist sneaking in a rainbow. ;) I wanted to do the same design, but mix up the colors and paint the stripes horizontally...


Click HERE to see a previous post showing a different way to add color quickly to a stamped background. 

Now how about a GIVEAWAY?


I have an extra one of THESE stamp sets to giveaway. Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite card from today's post and I will pick one lucky winner. You have until Monday, May 16th at midnight EST to enter. Good Luck! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

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23 comments:

  1. Love this idea and can't wait to give it a go. My favorite is the last...I like the rainbow :)

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  2. I like the blues/Greens one.

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  3. I like the blues/Greens one.

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  4. I like them all. This stamp set is so awesome. My fav card is the last one...since your making me choose.

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  5. What an AMAZING idea when we struggle with coloring! I just LOVED it!! My favorite card is definitely the vertical pink one!! That yellow pop of color just sold me! BEAUTIFUL!!

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  6. Oooooh, I LOVE your cards! I want to CASE them! My favorites are the vertical stripes, and it's a tie between them but if I had to pick a fave, it would be the blue one. Did I mention I'm totally CASEing these cards?! All my crafts are packed up now but I'll soon be moving back home and I can't wait to get into my craftroom! This looks like a great style to get my creativity started again! Thanks for the inspiration - I hope mine will turn out as beautifully as yours!

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  7. I think I like the blue vertical striped card the best. Great color combinations and such a simple concept to use as a background. Sometimes I just need to KISS.

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  8. Oh, these are sooo sweet!!
    Looove your rainbow card!

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  9. Ohhhh these are the cutest!!!! I love your colors and those chicks a lot ❤️

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  10. Love the horizontal stripes!!! They all adorable cards but I think I like the horizontal stripes the most :)

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  11. I think my favorite is the blue/green vertical strips, but all are a great idea, thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Absolutely Love your cards. What a great idea. Definately am going to try this. I just love birds and since coloring isn't my strong suit either you did an amazing job with using the stripes. LOVE it! Thank you so much for a chance at such a beautiful giveaway. Just adore this stamp set. One stamp i don't have is a birdhouse. I love everything to do with birds.

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  13. I'm sorry I forgot to tell you my fav card. Well I love them all but my fav is the 3 different pinks with the yellow on the pink card.

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  14. Love them all - but especially the blue/green card. I'm obsessed with Peacock Feathers! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. These are too cute! I love the adorable birds and sweet sentiment. My favorite is the one with the vertical blue-green stripes. The rainbow one is a close second :)

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  16. Heather, your cards are so cute and the colors are all fabulous!! Normally, I would pick the pink & yellow, but the green, blue, yellow & pink stripes are definitely the winner for me.......like a rainbow in the sky :)

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  17. Your cards are so cute! I especially love the one with the blues and greens.

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  18. Very fun ways to use the stripes. I really like the pink vertical one the best.

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  19. Your cards are so cute! I would never have thought to use those 2 stamps like that - definitely going to look thru my stamp sets to see if I have any small images that I could do that with. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Love your color combos on these cute cards! The one with the horizontal stripes is my favorite!

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