Hello crafty friends!
Thanks for joining me today for another blog post, coming to you live on a sunny and breezy day in Dallas-ish where we’re expected to have reached 70F in January, yay! The stark change from below freezing temperatures earlier in the week to now warmer temps makes me chuckle since I’m making cards at a time of year that people associate with dreary weather.
Today I’m sharing three Valentine’s Day cards that I was able to create fairly quickly using inexpensive watercolor paints and dies in my current crafty stash.
For my watercolor panels, I used Canson XL Watercolor paper that was cut down to A2-sized panels. I taped the panels to a wooden board with washi tape to help minimize the warping from the saturation of paints and water.
Using Artist Loft’s Fundamentals Watercolor pan sets ($5 from Michaels each!), I used the 36 pan set and the Pearlescent pan set for the three card panels.
I used a flat watercolor brush and a very small round watercolor brush to create three different designs using the pinks and reds from both sets.
Next, I used Pretty Pink Posh’s Scalloped Frames die, using the largest die that measures 4”x5” with Recollections 110lb. black cardstock. I passed it through my Big Shot several times because I adhered three frames together using Tombow liquid adhesive and planned on using this dimensional frame stack per card.
I die cut the Love sentiments (in both the heart and circular style), using dies from Savvy Stamps. The HUGS die sentiment is from MFT Stamps. For these die cut pieces, I wanted to add some shimmer so I used my Wink of Stella pen to add more detailing.
Finally, it was time to adhere the different elements together to create these three cards.
It’s easy to get caught up in the “buy, buy, buy” mentality because consumerism is everywhere! Sometimes I get into a funk because I want to buy new, fun supplies but feeling guilty because I know I have lots of supplies I should probably get around to using!
Let’s get social and be crafty friends!
Come check out my latest YouTube video where you can see me put these three cards together. Come find me on Instagram too at @papertokens.