Saturday, May 17, 2014

Online Card Classes-BONUS Day!!

The classes extended one more day, which was a great bonus!! Today backgrounds were featured.  I loved all of them. Jean Manis created a beautiful card with a homemade stencil,watercolor pencil, and watercolor markers.  I love her coloring I will have to practice a little (a lot!) more to achieve what she did. :)  I decided to create backgrounds demonstrated by Laura Sterckx   and  Yana Smakula The first one is similar to Laura's and I will do a second post for a card similar to Yana's.

The watercolor paper is scored, Laura used a stylus but I used a bone folder, the stylus didn't work for me. I applied distress inks to my craft mat, misted with water and laid the watercolor paper directly in the inks.  I really like this technique, it can be used is sooo many ways just by changing up the colors or rearranging the scorelines.  The diecut is from Memory Box and I did a ombre effect, added a greeting from SSS, and some sequins and pearls.  Oh yeah, the stringy stuff behind the die cut, I found in my stash and have no idea where/when I got it.  I think it adds color. I thought white string would get lost on this card.

Thanks for stopping by.  :)


  1. beautiful! Love the bright bold colors and the background texture.

  2. I love everything about this card.

  3. Fabulous! This is so eye-catching with those amazing colours.I love how you finished it so that the watercolor piece is the star of the show!


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