Autumn in Pink?

Well, sure you can have pink greetings in the fall season and maybe nobody will think you’re crazy.

I just love the way this little water color card came out.

a glamour close up…

A side view shows the “art” is lifted with Strip Adhesive.

Water color is a medium that takes patience and you’re always surprised by how it turns out when dried.  It can also be difficult if you don’t plan ahead for layering…

These two colors were left over on my palette after a water color online painting class and I just wet a piece of water color paper cut to card size and splashed it on when cleaning up one night.

The next day when I came into the studio I started working with the new Painted Harvest stamp set and this was my second card.  I hope you like it and if you’d like to try this technique, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large round water color brush, Black and Early Espresso markers and Strip Adhesive


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color paper is 3-5/8″ x 4-3/4″.  The water color was put on the water color paper really wet first one color and then the second.  I let them work on the paper lying flat and encouraged movement with a brush with just water.  Then I left it to dry overnight.  I know lots of people dry their paper, but you might be interrupting some great patterns that might not happen if you do.
  • Once your piece is dry, start with the base flower and Daffodil Delight, over stamp with Crushed Curry off setting the image.  Then with the detailed flower stamp add Pumpkin Pie.  Try inking with Cajun Craze just on the tips of the petals and around the center.  If you like it, do it one more time.
  • Stamp the center with Soft Suede and using Black marker add small dots around the perimeter of the centers.
  • Stamp greeting in Early Espresso.
  • Add to card front with Adhesive Strips.

How fun was that?  Wonder what blues would look like?  Oh! and that Lemon Lime Twist…I gotta go now.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!




  1. Billie you are so talented! I always love your projects and appreciate your stuff and digits. Great blog!! Thanks so much for sharing your gift.

  2. Thank you for the directions. I would not have thought to stamp the first flower layer twice, in two different colors. Brilliant

    • Great! I hope you are inspired to give this a try Jackie…I’d love to see what you create!…B!

  3. Beautiful, Billie. I love this watercolored card. You showcase your creativity so perfectly. Yes, pink can be an autumn color and you’ve proven it so beautifully.
    Did your daughter get home or is it this coming weekend? I’m sure you ar holding your breath until her feet are on US soil. But remember today’s “b-ism”. Take care.

    • Actually I’m on my way to Newport News, VA to pick her and her dog and cat up. We will spend the rest of the week helping her get settled in their house. We have no idea when Jay will be able to come home. He is in charge of the September maneuvers in Seoul next month. Glad you stopped by today and like this card…it’s one of my favs!…B!

  4. Oh Billie, you have such perfect timing! I look forward to reading your daily ‘B-isms’ equally to enjoying your card creations. As I sit here in another city having undergone my first radiation treatment I do indeed know your ‘B-ism’ of the day is perfect. And I love the card too! Thank you for all that you share.

    • What a sweet comment Carolyn…so glad you stop by and enjoy my little posts and creations. Thinkin of you…B!

    • Because of the drying time using water color paper it would be hard to do a video. Some use heat to dry the paper, but I’ve found letting it dry naturally gives you the most wonderful patterns and textures….B!

  5. Oh, Billie. This is so lovely. I am always grateful for your very thorough instructions. They surely help! We used to have a lovely Japanese maple in the front yard and its leaves often faded to a deep pink in Fall so I think your color combination is perfect. So glad your daughter is home. Mine lives in MN which might as well be on the moon!

    • That’s true Nancy…we also have several Japanese Maples and they do turn shades of red, orange and pink. We will be picking up my daughter today and are so excited to see her!…B!