Friday, October 9, 2015

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop

Happy Fall and welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  We are happy you are joining us this month.  If you have come from Marie's Blog then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop, so all you need to do is follow the link until you get back to the blog where you started.  If you get lost along the way, just hop on over to Joyce's Blog where you will find a list of all the participants. I have enjoyed experimenting with the new Close To My Heart Watercolors and Watercolor Paper.  The paper is great because it is so much thinner than what you can purchase in stores.  It works great for layering on both cards and scrapbook pages.

The card base is Kraft Cardstock and the leaves were cut from the new Watercolor Paper using the Artistry cartridge.  Then the leaves were colored using the Watercolor Paints (Z3132).  It was fun to just mix the colors and see what the leaves looked like after they dried.  There is a piece of the discontinued Burlap Ribbon in the background for even more texture.

Joyce and I were creating together a few weeks ago to get ready for the York Stamp Show and we decided to use the new Fallen Leaves (B1492) stamp set.  We stamped the leaves in Cocoa ink and "watercolored" over top.  You can see that the veins in the leaf got a bit washed out.  The card has a circle cutout of Saddle Cardstock and backed with the watercolor paper.  After we painted it we let it dry and then stamped Hello from the new For Family (C1633) stamp set.  

We use the same techniques on this card but used the Happy stamp from Happy to be Friends (C1605).  We used the watercolor paint inside and after allowing it to dry stamped "anniversary" to complete the card.  If you have not yet tried using the watercolors, you should give them a try.  If you are near York, PA this weekend, we will be at the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show and "Little" Debi will be teaching the watercolor cards at our make and take table.  Please stop by and say hi.

Now it is time to hop to Joyce's Blog to see what she has created this month. 

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  1. Beautiful cards Betty!! Love the watercoloring...and how you tied the fall leaves into your creations too!

  2. WOW... they are pretty fall cards!

  3. Awesome watercoloring inspiration! TFS :)

  4. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful examples of "playing with watercolors". You did a fabulous job on all of your cards.
    :) Marie