Sunday, March 2, 2014


Virginia Lu has created a new challenge on her blog -
to use watercoloring on a card.  So today I created some watercolor backgrounds with distress inks - mostly by just stamping the inks on my craft sheet, adding water and then smushing the watercolor paper into the inks.  I dried the paper with my heat gun and then ironed it on the back with a dry iron to get it flattened.  The first one is my favorite.
I purposely offset the leaf cutout to give it a bit more definition.

I had the colors from Fusion's latest challenge in mind when I made the Easter card.

Card 1 Supplies:
Stamps: HA Italian Poetry; Technique Tuesday sentiment; PTI Meadow Greens
Inks: Ranger Distress victorian velvet and pumice stone: HA cup o' joe
Paper: HA layering paper PS697

Card 2 Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Mum's the Word: HA sentiment
Inks: Ranger Distress victorian velvet
Other: HA layering paper; HA embossing powder; Doodlebug enamel dots;

Card 3 Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Year Round Happiness
Inks: Ranger Distress broken china & tumbled glass
Paper: PP from MME In Bloom; HA watercolor paper
Dies: PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1; Provocraft leaves: PTI Happy

Thanks for looking and your kind comments.  Betty


  1. Beautiful cards, Betty! You did a fabulous job!!

  2. Betty, your watercolor backgrounds are so pretty! The first card is my favorite, too. This was a fun challenge, wasn't it?

  3. Betty, these are just gorgeous! Each one is so different with such lovely techniques! And, by the way, I am so envious of your ability to place those adorable dots!!!! I SO struggle!

  4. These are all fabulous and so soft and pretty! It's clear to me that you're a natural when it comes to creating watercolor backgrounds. I'm enjoying this and learning about all the different mediums and techniques we've all use to make our cards! very excited about Virginia's new Challenge too! :)

  5. All 3 of your cards are just beautiful, Betty! Amazing how water coloring brings out our creative juices, right? I love how you layered your stamps and dies and how lovely your stitching is on the 2nd card!

  6. They are all super but I am very drawn to no. 3 - love the Springy colours.


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