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Watercolor Wishes…

This girl was WAY OUT of her comfort zone today…I DID MY FIRST LIVE FB VIDEO!  And, it was fun.  So many times I’m asked to show a technique because many or most of us learn by “seeing” something done more than by ready directions.

While I gladly give the Stuff ‘N Digits to all my projects, I felt it would be fun to pop in every once in a while with a technique video.  Here’s the project I showed in the video yesterday…

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and a peek inside…

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The watercolor technique was the video feature and the piece on the table is the one in the video.  I wanted the fall watercolored leaves to be the focal point of this card so I kept it fairly simple (for me anyway…no Linen Thread, bows or sequins!) and I really like it.  This is another “all occasion” card good to have in your stash…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this Z-Fold card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Watercolor, Thick Whisper White, Old Olive Cardstock, plus Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Thoughtful Branches (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Pen (thin tipped)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ on the long side.
  • The vertical Old Olive layer is 2″ x 5-3/8″ attached with Multipurpose Glue
  • The Rich Razzleberry DSP layer is 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Old Olive with SNAIL.
  • The horizontal Old Olive layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/4″ attached to front panel with Multipurpose Glue.
  • The Watercolor layer is 3″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp leaves in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  Stamp some full strength then color with Aqua Pen and others stamp off first to get a lighter shade.  Let ink dry before over stamping if you do not want colors to bleed together.  Attach to Old Olive layer with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside the card the Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with Multipurpose Glue.  The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  The watercolor layer is 3″ x 4-1/8″ stamped and water colored exactly like the cover piece but leaving room for a message.  Placement is directly behind front panel using Multipurpose Glue.

Hope your weekend was just what you needed to start your week with a bang!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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yep, you do.

So let’s get inky together and Be HaPpY!

B

Comments

  1. LOVE.LOVE.LOVE it. It is beautiful with the fall colors and the watercoloring. I’ll have to watch the video on FB. I love this card design as well. Great job!! I agree with the “b-ism” today that sometimes sassy pants are your only option to helping you move on. Have a great day, Billie.

    • I’m so glad you like it HJ…seems the video has had a good reaction. I’m thinking quick technique videos might prove to be popular…B!

  2. I love the card! For those of us who missed the video are you going to post a recap? Pretty please?

    Thank you!

    • Thank you Joyce! I’m working on several different options. Are we friends on Facebook? You can still see it there…B!

  3. I’m not on Facebook, so did not see the video. I love cards that are easy to mail and yours certainly fits the bill. I enjoy your B isms each day. Keep up the good work!

    • Hey Gloria…thank you for the sweet comments. I’m working on how to transfer live videos to other programs or maybe video twice if need be. Thanks for stopping by!…B!

  4. Just saw the video. Thank you so much for making it. I want to try this right away. I love watercolor and you make it look so easy.

    • The video is on my personal timeline. Are we friends on fb? Send me a request and you can pick up the video…B!