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Good morning! I have two quick cards to share using some new stamps that came in this week! First up is a card using the new Whale Wishes stamp set from Mama Elephant with colorburst powders!
I used Ultramarine colorburst powder on Ken Oliver’s watermedia paper. I sprinkled powder on part of the paper and painted it on to another part. Then I used the wave die cuts from Mama Elephant to cut out a few waves. I stamped that adorable orca in black ink and then cut a whole pod of them with my ScanNCut!
I used foam mounting tape to adhere the whale and one of the waves. Finally I stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder!
I love how dynamic my little whale looks with the help of the colorburst powders! I see a LOT of whale cards in my future! 😉
And for my second card I used this genius die from Concord & 9th’s March release!
Talk about a quick card! I used my Daniel Smith sample dots to paint the die cut flower vase and then used my favorite DS Opera Pink to quickly watercolor the background. Literally, it took less than 7 minutes…I know because that was the time I had between two piano students on Thursday! 😉 If you’re interested in getting into watercolors but are daunted by the sheer number of colors and options available I highly recommend the Daniel Smith sample dots! You can do quite a bit of painting just with the sample dots and it gives you the opportunity to see what colors you really like before making a big purchase! And check out the bottom of my post for a chance to win the 66 dot sampler from Daniel Smith! 😉
I set everything aside to dry overnight and then assembled the card the following morning. I stamped the sentiment and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder and added a little spectrum noir sparkle to the flowers! Finally I rounded two corners with my 1/2″ corner chomper!
I hope you’re having a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow with a couple of cards and a video! 😉
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Denise Bryant says
Fabulous cards! Love that cute whale and the awesome look you got from the Color Bursts! Thanks for a chance to win the color dot sampler… looks like fun!
Karen B. says
This has got to be the coolest post ever! Both cards are amazing, but wow, those whales! The design! Gah! You are so talented!
Brandi R says
Beautiful cards! LOVE how you used the colorburst…..that looks amazing with that darling ME whale ♥
wow, I looove the whales. Your card is really amazing! 🙂
And the other one.. Love the colors! 🙂
Jean G. says
Love the color bursts! They make such a great impact. Also love the little whale.
Sandi Pressley says
Those whales are amazing and I love your water coloring. I would love to try one of those water coloring dot cards….thanks for the chance to win.
Sue D says
Wonderful cards. I really like the color burst powder on the whale card.
Jennifer K says
I love both of your cards! The orca is just adorable and I love how you used the color bursts to create the waves and splashing water, it really looks fantastic. The second card is so pretty yet very cool in a whimsical way, I really love the watercolour background. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie Peysen says
Awesome cards. I really like the flower card. The pink background is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win and for telling about the watercolor dots.
I would love to learn to use water colors!
Hey Jess, I love how your splashing waves turned out, really awesome. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.
ava gavloski says
Wonderful presentation….sweet whale card…
Wow! Both of your cards are awesome. I have no experience with either medium but, they both look as though they would be great to play around with. Thank you for the opportunity to try one out. Have a blessed day.
Carol Mc says
Great cards! Love the colors.
Dayna Lum-Akana says
Holy Smokes Jess!! your creations are always so inspiring but that whale card and color burst technique is pushing the “clean your craft room” to the back seat again! it’s also pushing me to suck it up and learn to use my SNC. LOL
Great cards! I love how you used the colorburst to make it seem like water.
Jean Bullock says
Darling cards. I especially enjoyed your Orca card. Well done.
christine canfield says
SUCH a good idea with the colorbursts!
Helen Gullett says
That colorburst background for the splashy ocean is Super Fabulous!! That whale is so cute 🙂
The whale card is so cute! You are very creative.
Amy McCue says
Wow! I would love to try these watercolors! Your cards are so cute!!
Teresa Godines says
Your cards are wonderful. I really love that whale card. The watercolor is perfect for the splash of water background. TFS
Patt H. says
Wow, that Whale card just takes my breath away! The colors are so awesome. Your 2nd card is wonderful also. Love the soft colors on it. Thanks for sharing!