Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Watercolor Thank you card set


This week's MIM at PapertreyInk, has Melissa Phillips
showing us how to make watercolor card sets.

Melissa used PTI's Bold Blossoms watercolor sheets, which I have,
but I wondered how her technique would work on
other PTI sets, Super Succulents, for instance,
which is printed on linen paper.


Started out with this preprinted sheet with the 3 potted plants,
sponge inked and watercolored Lemon Tart and Harvest Gold.
Stamped and spritzed the front, and added my sentiment.
The dp come with several patterns, easy to add a co-ordinated strip of 
pattern to the front.



This one was sponged with Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold & Summer Sunrise.
Stamped the hanging succulents, and spritzed with orange.
Melissa added sequins to her lovely cards, so I also added some to mine.


3rd card in the set with selected inking and watercoloring.
These came together quickly and easily, but I learned the hard way not
to go heavy on the water with the linen paper.

Liked this technique so well, did another, and added a die cut.


Watch Melissa's video here, on Nichole's blog:

20 comments:

  1. Pretty cards they look fun.. love the colors

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  2. Oh Nancy, you're really making this hard on me as now I feel like I "need" this succulents set too! These cards are fabulous and I just love the color's you've added. These are so artsy and colorful!

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  3. I'm with Birgit...didn't think I NEEDED the succulent set, and you've proved me wrong twice now! This is just a gorgeous set of cards Nancy, and I love each one! The colors are so bold and bright and just make me smile. Guess I better get going and start adding a few items to my shopping cart...it NEVER ends!! But it's fun!! Thanks friend!! :0)

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  4. These are so darn cute and way better that Hallmark. Lol Love the colors you used and they are so well coordinated.

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  5. A fabulous card set Nancy! A great choice of stamps and colours for this challenge.

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  6. Wonderful cards Nancy! You nailed this challenge!

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  7. Awesome cards, Nancy! Love the retro images/colors!

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  8. Nancy this is absolutely fantastic, a fabulous card set!

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  9. Love this set of bright Summertime cards, Nancy. The Succulents stampset is so sweet and your lovely cards are moving them up on my "Wish" list :)

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  10. Well no more need to wonder......it works great! What an gorgeous group of cards,Nancy! You are so creative! Happy Mother's Day!

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  11. Nancy, what a pretty collection of cards! They look wonderful on the linen cardstock.

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  12. This is one amazing collection of cards. What an incredible set. Love the look of water coloring on that linen paper.

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  13. Look at all these beautiful cards! I really like how you worked this new set! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :) !!! Hugs ~S~

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  14. Oh your coloring is so beautiful! I love the shades you selected : ) You are making me need to shop!

    Patti

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  15. Beautiful cards and very clever!

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  16. beautiful cards- love your use of colour

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  17. This card set is a total wow, Nancy. Like one of the most stunning projects i've seen this year so far!

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  18. Bold, beautiful and works of art, Nancy!

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  19. OH, Nancy, what a beautiful set of cards.
    Fabulous take on the MIM.

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