Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paisleys & Posies "Jewel Toned" Trio

When I made this first card today, it reminded me of doing some projects in school with what were called "jewel tones". I thought the color of Pacific Point really fit the bill, so I went on a hunt to find at least two more colors that I thought would work. All products Stampin' Up! 

The next color I chose was Emerald Envy. 

Melon Mambo seemed to be the perfect color to complete this trio of jewel toned watercolor cards. 

I made all of these cards in a little over 30 minutes. These are the type of cards I LOVE...artsy...looks like I spent hours, but in reality, very quick to execute. 

Cut 3 panels of watercolor paper 4 x 5.25 for the top layer. Using your Aqua Brush, do a simple color wash on each panel with your chosen three colors. I dried mine with a heat tool to speed things up.

Using clear block "F" (large background sized acrylic block), adhere all of the stamps you wish to use in a random pattern. That's right, you will stamp all images at once! Using Versamark, stamp all images at the same time on top of the watercolored backgrounds and emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. 

The strip for the sentiment is 1 x 4. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the front of the card. I ended up using another piece of watercolor paper (I love how thick it is) to layer under the main piece, but these cards would have looked great just adhered to the coordinating card stock also. The base layers are standard sized top fold cards with paper cut to 4.25 x 11 and scored at the 5.5 mark before folding in half. 

Supply list:

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In addition to the items available in the Sale-A-Bration catalogs, Stampin' Up! released additions to the freebie list on March 21.  Again, you only have until March 31, 2017 to take advantage of the free items and they are only as long as supplies last.  

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,



  1. These cards are drop-dead gorgeous! I will give them a try. Thank you for sharing instructions.

  2. These cards definitely have a "wow" factor!

  3. I love these cards. So classy and elegant with gorgeous Watercolouring.


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