Combed Watercolor

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Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card set that was inspired by an awesome technique the fabulous Lisa Spangler showed awhile back.

Lisa shows how to create a super cool background with watercolors – basically, you cover a piece of watercolor cardstock with water, and then add stripes of watercolor. While still wet, use a comb to run the colors together. It makes for such a fun background! For a visual, watch Lisa’s tutorial HERE.

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One of the things I love about this technique is that I was able to use some watercolor scraps I had that already had a little bit of watercolor/stamping on them.

For both cards, I used the Hero Arts Strawberry, Purple and Dandelion watercolors.

Deer Friend Deets

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For this first card, I stamped an adorable deer from Oh Deer by Ellen Hutson and heat embossed in white. I’ve been wanting to play with this stamp set forever, and I finally splurged a few weeks ago. Love the quirky look!

I stamped the sentiment below in black, and then made glittery border by heat embossing some gold sparkle embossing powder.

Notice the little leaves in this background? From a scrap I had in making THIS card over two years ago! I really hold on to some paper scraps. 😉

Anniversary Giraffes Deets

With this background, I covered it in some clear Sparkle embossing powder since I wasn’t quite sure if I liked it or not, and sparkles are my first solution to every card problem. 😉

The background is topped off with some gold heat embossed giraffes I had from working on the last Hero Arts Valentine catalog release. Love using up my scraps! A tiny thread bow tops off the giraffes.

A sentiment, from Many Everyday Messages, was stamped in Soft Purple, and the card topped off with a strip of gold reflective paper.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

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