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Hello Crafters!

I was doing some quick card making before I left for a four day lake weekend.

I’m legitimately typing this lake side ha. It’s hot and sweaty but a welcome break from my hectic day to day. Which honestly is exactly what today’s card is. I was creating the card while chatting with my girlfriend Lisa and I said to her this isn’t a normal Kelly card. Her response was it’s good to do something different.

And she’s right.

Whenever I want something quick and easy with amazing results I reach forĀ  form of watercolor. Watercolor, when you let it, basically does the work for you. As long as I let it do it’s own thng I love the results. It’s when I try to control it that I’m typically disappointed. With that in mind, let’s get started.

I started by stamping the floral border from Mother’s day twice on watercolor cardstock. I used Versamark to stamp after I treated the paper with my embossing bag. This helps to keep away the static that makes embossing powder stick every where we don’t want it. After I stamped them I heat embossed in white.

This is the fun part. I scribbled my Zig Clean Color markers directly onto my paper. I did try to be conscious about not putting down my oranges next to blue and pink next to green. Otherwise I legit just scribbled then added water. Since I planned to die cut my pieces out I didn’t worry about creating neat and tidy borders. Then I dried it. You certainly can let it dry naturally but I was impatient because I wanted to put down a second layer of color. Which is the next step.

This step isn’t necessary unless you’re like me and want really BOLD color. Which I do. Almost always, ha.

After I dried down that layer of color I spattered on first some clean water and blotted that up. Then I did the same thing but this time with perfect pearls for some shine. It never gets old. I love the way it looks. After that was completely dry I started my die cutting. I die cut out both border flowers and my sentiment. The sentiment I cut about 4 times, 3 in black, 1 in white. This gives the sentiment some height without having to add those tedious tiny foam pieces.

Some sparkle on the sentiment and a few enamel drops later the card is done.

You can check out the entire card from start to finish in the video below

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you’ll give this quick and easy technique a try!

 

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