Blessings of Home and the Watercolor Pencils
December 02, 2022
Hello! I hope this post finds you well. I'm using the Blessings of Home stamp set and the Flowers of Home dies. You can purchase this as the Blessings of Home bundle with a savings of 10%. This is a gorgeous bundle, but I'm afraid I haven't used it very much. I was looking through a drawer in my stamp room recently. I hate to admit that it had become more of a junk drawer and that's why I couldn't find a certain item. I had pulled out a lot of the "stuff" and I found this image stamped and cut out in the drawer. I needed to make a card, so I decided to use it.
I normally would pull out my blends to color the image, but I decided on a whim to try out my Watercolor pencils. We have an original pack of Watercolor Pencils and a newer Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. I used some from both of the packs. To color this image I used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Rich Razzelberry from Assortment 1. From Assortment 2 I used Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy. After coloring in a section, I used a Blender Pen to soften and blend the colors. I think it turned out quite well for me.
The base of the card is Pear Pizzazz cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half. The Polished Pink layer measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. The Basic White layer is 3 3/4 x 5. Send the white layer through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
Glue the white layer to the Polished Pink layer. Near the bottom of the these layers add a length of the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I tape mine to the back of the layers with scotch tape. Then glue the layers to the base of the card.
Add the flowers that were cut out with the Flowers of Home dies with dimensionals in the center.
The saying is from the Potted Geraniums stamp set. Stamp in Pear Pizzazz and a white scrap. Cut this out with the Stylish Shapes dies. Add toward the bottom of the flowers. Attach a bow made from the ribbon with a glue dot.
Embellish with the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds.
Here's how I finished off the inside of the card. The saying is again from Potted Geraniums. The image is the smaller flower stamp. Stamp in the corner in Memento ink.
I know that I put off using the image because of the coloring. I have enjoyed learning to use the blends. I know that would be fun. For some reason I've put off using the watercolor pencils. A friend of mine, Cindy, gave me a great pencil sharpener. I had watched Patty Bennett using colored pencils. These two people inspired me to try them. It was a lot of fun. The Blender Pen smooths out and softens the colors. I think I did all right! I also used the pencils in one of my recent posts on the Christmas Barn. To see that post, go here.
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