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I know it’s been a very long time!  Not sure if there will be anybody reading this… but my friends have asked me to post my cards again, so I’ll try to be a little bit more consistent!  My busy life gets in the way of my blogging!

OK Today’s card!  I am taking another Online class.  This is a short one (only 3 days) and the topic is Watercoloring Mediums.  I just joined the class midway.  I really enjoy it so far… I’ve done a lot of watercoloring in my card history, but there is always something new to learn.  I always recommend the OnLine card classes.  They are very well put together and there are a lot of videos.

The first day was about using markers for watercoloring.  For this card, I used Tim Holtz Distress markers.  I really like Distress markers for this technique because they “melt” very nicely with water, without leaving too many lines.  Here is the card:

 

Details:

Card size:  5 ½ x 6 ½”

Stamp set:  Winter Robins from Bonnidée.  My friend Bonnie, the owner of Bonnidée, has released many new stamp sets.  I love the robbins and I thought that they would be perfect for the watercolour technique with markers.  The snowflakes and the greeting are from the same set and were embossed with Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder.

I used Versamark ink to stamp the snowflake and greeting and Jet Black Archival Black Ink for the image.

And as mentioned, I used Tim Holtz Distress markers to colour the image.

The holly leaves were cut from 2 sets by Memory Box.  The left side is part of the candle and holly die:  Memory Box Glowing candles #98661 and the branch to the right is Memory Box Holly Vine #98188.

The 3 little red gems are from Kayser crafts.

The image was cut with a Spellbinder Oval die and framed with a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die.

I used Canson Cold Press Watercolour paper.

 

And last but not least, something very exciting for me!!!  See the greeting on the card? (Rejoice…).  Well, it’s a stamp of my handwriting!!! How cool is that?  Bonnie added some of my handwritten greetings to each one of her new stamp sets.  I love it!!!

 

OK that’s it for now!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to post a little more often… Stay tuned.

 

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