Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Fun with Water colored Scraps….

Happy Anniversary Card 

It seems I’m too much into water coloring now a days. (At least in my head for sure;)
Trying out different – different inks and dies on every bit of watercolor scrap paper I can find. Exploring techniques and combining them for different looks.                                                            

I think it will be good idea to do them on little big paper instead of small small scraps that way I can make a proper catalog of all my trials-n-errors. Hmmm!  Well that’s a task for coming week then. 


So here I’m with bits and pieces of vibrant water colored paper, ready to make a LOVE card. For making these colorful scraps I have used Pebeo’s cake watercolors, Nirmal’s transparent photo colors, Tim Holt’s Distress Ink, Camlin’s liquid watercolors to name the few. Tried techniques like wet on wet, wet on dry, color blotting, color lifting, splattering, blending, salt on wet wash, stippling, stamping and even stenciling. If you are not into water coloring, you must be wondering what gibberish I’m talking about….don’t worry, these are just big big names for actually having lots of water coloring fun……       
My next post will definitely be all about water coloring only as I had loads of fun for sure!!!.... 


Now, the only problem is, these scraps are of 300gsm watercolor paper, pretty painful to punch. But I put all my “Heart” punches to good use. And just to be on safer side, simultaneously I punched some layers of foil too. It keeps the punches sharp, you know that- Right!!! I punched all sizes of hearts, and what I was not able to punch, I ended up cutting with my paper cutter.

Stamped “L.O.V.E.” from “Simon says STAMP’s –All about Love set“ with permanent Black Archival ink on my card stock. I had cut the alphabets separately and assembled them together by overlapping them. 


Stamped “YOU & ME” from CRAFT’S clear stamp, directly on my card with “Festive berries Distress Ink”. Added clear rainbow glitter around it, so that it shimmers under the Red Heart cut scrap.

Stamped small “Love” from MSE’s - Anniversary Innies & Outies clear stamp set on a small card stock, again with “Festive berries Distress Ink”. And added Aqua rainbow glitter around it in Heart shape. And on top added Light Green color negative scrap left, after punching the heart. 

The rest of the Anniversary sentiment on and inside the card is also from  MSE’s - Anniversary Innies & Outies clear stamp set. Stamped with permanent Black Archival ink.

Ended up using 4 different clear stamp sets for just one card, bit too much, but so worth it. They all came together beautifully. 


With the whole combination of stamps and punched scraps I can make many more cards and tags. Will just need to alternate between negative and positive of punched heart scraps.                              O !!! I’m so happy !!! 


Hope you enjoyed.
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Do drop in again and check what other cards and tags I make with these scraps.


Linking it to 
1. Paru's Card Making Challenge  (Valentine theme using SCRAPS)

2. The Artistic Stamper  ( HeART Art + Rubber stamping)


  1. Just amazing! Love it all...the watercolour panels, the cut out pieces!
    Thanks so much for playing Paru's Card Making Challenges!
    Please don't forget to tag your submissions with PCMCHALLENGES on social media. If you are not on facebook or instagram, please leave me a comment letting me know.

    1. Thank you so much Paru.....
      Sorry for late reply, my laptop crashed....
      Though I did tagged it on Facebook on my page Hunar but something was not right....

  2. Lovely card! I love your pretty water-coloured papers made with different techniques!

  3. Love it shilpi. Bright colors and layout... Just fab.