Category Archives: QoR Modern Watercolors

Happy Birthday Balloons – Two Ways!

I always like to have lots of birthday cards on hand for last minute giving and mailing (for both my own personal stash and my non crafty friends. I have a project to share today using a very cute birthday stamp from Simply Stamps.

I’m going to share two different ways to use the adorable Happy Birthday Balloons stamp. This is just two ways to use it.. I have more ideas running around in my head. I’ll save those for another post.

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I started out by making a simple watercolor background. Lots of circles and splatters with green, blue, orange and a pretty dark pink. Don’t worry about being perfect with your circles. It’s all about random colors.

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I then stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons stamp with black ink and mounted it onto a blue card. How pretty is that for a very simple card?

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For my second version of this image I’ll step it up a bit and add another layer for the balloons and banner. I made a quick wash background with the same blue and green paints for the balloons as I used on the background. I wet my watercolor paper and let the two colors blend.

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I stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons with black ink. I added a little shading to the balloons and highlights with a white gel pen and then used scissors to cut them out. I used a black marker on the edges after cutting.

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Next I stamped the “birthday” banner onto white cardstock with black ink.

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Here is a close up of the card after the cut out pieces were layered onto my card. This version is still very simple but adds a little more punch that the first version of the card. I liked how festive both of the cards turned out.

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Have a great day!

Thankful For… MISTI Hop!

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Welcome to the Thankful for the MISTI Blog Hop!

Comment on all the blogs along the way for chance to win two MISTIs (your choice of original or Mini) – one to for you, and one to your friend or relative that YOU are thankful for. Comment through Sunday on all blogs on the hop, and winners will be notified on Monday.

Why I am thankful for my MISTI

Perfect placement of sentiments every single time.
No more hunting for the correct sized block.
The ability to restamp in exactly the same place to get a nice solid image,
Chickens like the MISTI too.
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I watercolored a splashy image (see colors below). After it was completely dry I stamped my sentiment with black ink. 1 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I inked up my leaf stamps in orange (Spiced Marmalade) and then tapped in a bit of deep red Aged Mahogany) ink randomly before stamping. Because it was on watercolor I needed to stamp more than once to get a nice solid image. I kept going stamping leaves until I had framed the sentiment.2 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I finished my card by adding some gold metallic tape from Hobby Tape under the sentiment words and adhering the panel to a kraft card base.

Hop List:

Ilina Crouse
Lydia Fiedler
Kia Clapper
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff – that’s me!
Daniela Dobson
Ceal Pritchett
Maureen Wong
Laura Fulcher
My Sweet Petunia

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Watercolor+IO Stamps+Mini MISTI = A Day at the Beach!

challenge buttonNew Impression Obsession Challenge – A Day at the Beach!!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

My project uses CL666 Hello Summer & CL633 Together Silhouettes along with my Mini MISTI (My Sweet Petunia).Ocean IOStamps Jeanne_Streiff Inkypaws

I watercolored a beachy background and the used my Mini MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) to stamp the kids and sentiment. Since I used a textured watercolor paper I stamped multiple times to get a nice solid image.1 Ocean IOStamps Jeanne_Streiff Inkypaws

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Hop list:

Anna Wight
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

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