Sending Watercolored LOVE

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a couple of watercolor cards with you. I’m using our new products from February and March Flash Release along with floral stamps from the 3rd Anniversary Release.

For my first card I used the Cut version of Heart Jigsaw Die from March Flash Release. There is a stitched version too, which cuts only one puzzle piece. I used the Cut version ,  as I wanted to have the open piece of the heart puzzle on the large peony from Peony Bouquet. 🙂

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I started off by stamping the Peony Bouquet in a watercolor friendly black ink on Canson XL watercolor paper. I watercolored the bouquet and background mainly in pink (Crimson lake and Bright Opera). I then stamped the sentiment from Perfect Fit Sentiments set in Noir on the panel and cut the bouquet using Cut version of Heart Jigsaw Die . I taped the pieces together on the back, took the thin heart outline and one puzzle piece off the panel and taped the panel on the front together using painter’s tape.

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To add more interest I stamped the Minor Stripes in Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid ink on the white cardbase. I covered the area where the missing puzzle piece would be placed with a piece of scrap paper so that it stays white.

The front panel held together with painter’s tape was then foam mounted onto the cardbase. I colored the thin heart outline die cut using a red sparkle marker, added Crystal Stickles on it and placed it back onto the front panel.

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The missing piece from the heart was stacked on a pink foam and glued above the sentiment. To finish off I added some sequins from Pink Bokeh and Sakura Petals Couture Mix.

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Now to my second card for today!

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I stamped the daisy and leaves from Fresh Cut Daisies Outlines in light ink, watercolored them and added details and shading using Polychromos colored pencils. I cut them with coordinating dies and set them aside.

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To make the background I first created a watercolor wash in Payne’s gray and gold watercolor on the center of a panel. I then dry embossed the panel with 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate die. I die cut a piece of watercolor paper again using the same die to get the frame part and colored it in gold watercolor. I stacked the frame on three more die cut pieces from some white cardstock and glued it onto the background panel. The sentiment  in Noir is from Sweet Folk Hummingbird.

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I foam mounted the background panel on the white cardbase and arranged the daisies as shown in the picture. I finished off the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins.

The Ton Challenge

The Ton’s March Challenge is all about SPRING! Don’t forget to stop by The Ton Challenge blog for inspirations and challenge details! As always there is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop to win!  (Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.)


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a wonderful week!


You’re Amazing

Hello everyone!! Brenda, here with you on this Friday morning!! I sure wish the weather here would decide what it wants to do!! It’s been crazy!! 70 degrees one day, then 30 the next. Enough already!!

It was a rainy, dreary day & I decided I needed some bright florals to brighten it up. Usually when I use layering stamps, I use the same color family of inks. I decided to try something different and I love the outcome.


What do you think? So vibrant!! First, I used the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large) to cut a white cardstock panel. I layered up the Large Florals: Daisy with Lemon Drop, Coralline and Red Sangria for the petals. For the center of the flowers, I used Lemon Drop & Bright FernSoft Garden & Bright Fern were used to stamp the leaves. The sentiment is from the Bold Amazing Greeting Word Plate Dies. These dies are amazing!! There’s no lining up the letters…they’re already lined up for you!! I popped the entire front panel onto dimensional adhesive and used a combination of Belle’s Dress, Frosted Spearmint, Deck the Halls, Glass Slippers Sequins and Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix to create the shaker.


For my second card, I wanted to work with the Peony Bouquet set again. I used the bouquet once on a card, but I didn’t get to use the beautiful vase or the coordinating dies.


I started off by heat embossing the flowers from the Peony Bouquet set with The Ton’s exclusive Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I embossed the vase with white embossing powder. I think this is the first time I have used two different embossing powders on the same project, but I really like it!! I colored both images with Zig Clean Color Markers, then cut with the Peony Bouquet Coordinating Dies. The background panel was watercolored with some glitter liquid watercolors. I used the Buildable Woodgrain set, stamped with Crystal Pewter & Smoky Quartz Inks, to create a table top for my floral arrangement. Tha vase is adhered flat to the panel, while the floral bouquet is popped up with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from the Most Interesting Card Maker 2.0, and was also embossed in rose gold and cut into a narrow banner. A combination of sequins from the Guava Sparkle & Pink Bokeh Couture Mixes finished off the card.



One more thing, before you go…the February Challenge is going on now over on The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! The theme this month is HEART!! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Ton’s Shop!!!

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Thanks for hanging out with me today!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!