Posts Tagged ‘floral’

Watercoloring Fun with Amy

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Good morning, Amy here with a fun little make using Concord & 9th’s Painted Rose.

How gorgeous is this Painted Rose from Concord & 9th? It’s so versatile and there are so many ways you can use this set- Plus it comes with coordinating dies! I chose just to use the line stamp today and stamped it onto Canson Watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I heat set it with my Heat It Tool and then used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to watercolor the rose. I just made sure to dry in between my layers to get the depth of colors on the petals. ;o)

I  then fussy cut it out and set it aside to work on my cardfront. I started by embossing white cardstock with We R Memory Keeper Geometric Embossing Folder. I then added some black paint splatters and Washi Tape. I  then stamped the “THANKS” sentiment from the Painted Rose set with Black Onyx Versafine Ink.

I adhered my panel to my black cardbase and then adhered the Rose with 3m Foam Tape.  A Black button and Twine finished off the front of my card.

Here’s the inside of my card using the layered and splatter Stamps with the same Distress and Black Onyx Inks.

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little card today and give it a try. Be sure to join us Saturday August 25th,  for our August Blog Hop- it’s sure to SHAKE things up! ;o)

~Happy Craftin’!~


Tuesday with Tara {take 111}

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m celebrating the beauty in simplicity… with a simple floral card and a fun technique with Distress Oxide Inks!

Today I used a floral stamp by Tim Holtz.  Both the image and the sentiment are from the Distress Crayons Watercolor Kit, which was a great way for me to get some of beautiful images I didn’t have yet and try the Distress Crayons.  The technique I used would work with any open design image & Distress Oxide Inks.

I started with very simple stamping on Watercolor Cardstock.  These stamps have floral tops & stems separate, so it was easy to use two colors.

I then took my mister bottle of water and spritzed the images… got some beautiful wicking from these Oxide Inks!

I did a bit of extra blending with a wet paint brush, adding some color around the edges of the card stock as well since it looked so pretty puddled there… I then heated it with my heat tool and re-stamped the images over the blurred background.   I decided to crop my image down to 4×4 so I could layer it onto a square card.  My inky edges were finished by rubbing some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink on my Craft Sheet, spritzing it with water and dragging the paper through the puddles.  I love how the oxide inks sit on top of themselves with new layers, rather than combining together (since pink & green would make mud if they blended)!

I took inspiration from the sentiment and kept things simple… a bit of twine, Stickles & bling finish it all off!

I really like the softness of the watercolor look with this flower- hope you do too!

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Watercolor Cardstock

Tim Holtz stamps (mine are from the Distress Crayons Watercolor kit, but the same images are in the mini bouquet set)

Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint & Worn Lipstick

Mister bottle

Non Stick Craft Sheet

Cardstock- kraft, olive green & pink

Bling & Twine

Rock Candy Distress Stickles (pretty sure these are discontinued… but I have a stash!)