Using Watercolour Pencils As On-the-go Paint

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Mother’s Day Card plus using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paint

Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

I wanted to share with you this super cute and cheerful card I created for my husband to give to his mum for Mother’s Day (polish Mother’s Day is on 26 May). She’s visiting the UK (my hubby’s sister and us) and has been here nearly a month. But she is heading back home tomorrow afternoon so it was like perfect timing.

What’s special about this card is the technique I’ve used to colour in my focal point image. But first thing first, here’s my card:

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day card using watercolour pencils and Just Because Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Mother’s Day card dimensions:

  • Granny Apple Green cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/8″ scored at 5-1/2″ (28 x 10.5 cm scored at 14 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 3-3/8″ x 4-1/2″ (8.5 cm x 11.6 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock for the inside: 4″ x 5-1/8″ (9.6 cm x 13 cm)
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper in Calypso Coral: 3″ x 5″ (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm)
  • Calypso Coral cardstock for the sentiment
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon approx. 4″ (10.3 cm)

Using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paint

First thing I did I masked off the original sentiment and stamped the image onto Whisper White panel. Next, I stamped this very same image onto a watercolour paper and coloured it roughly with Watercolour Pencils.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day Card plus using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paintFirst, I coloured my image, very roughly, with watercolour pencils, leaving some empty space on the flower pot for highlights.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day Card plus using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paintNext, using an aqua painter I brush it with water. I did it slowly, with a brush that was hardly wet, one area at a time, making sure I don’t over-mix all of the colours used.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day Card plus using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paintTo intensify some colours, I rubbed my aqua painter’s brush directly against the tip of the pencil, before adding the pigment to a designated area.

It was time-consuming but well worth the effort.

Under construction

This card, even if for some looks complicated, was very straightforward to make.

I started by adding a Whisper White panel to the inside of my card so hubby could later jolt in some heartfelt Mother’s Day wishes.

Next, I adhered a piece of DSP to the card front, slightly to the left. I took my stamped Whisper White panel and punched out two semi-circles at the very bottom of the panel, to add the ribbon. Once the ribbon was secured, I popped it to the card front with dimensionals.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day card using watercolour pencils and Just Because Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Creating Focal Point

Using a second smallest circle die from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, I die cut a circle from my watercolour piece and add it with dimensionals to the card front where it “belonged”.

On a scrap of Calypso Coral cardstock, I stamped the “happy mother’s day” sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings. I trimmed it into a narrow strip and added it flush to the top right corner of the front Whisper White panel.

Few, more or less randomly added rhinestones finish off the look.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day card using watercolour pencils and Just Because Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I am delighted how this card turned out: such a happy and cheerful little make!! And I really hope my mother-in-law will love it too.

I add ut to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For A Special Lady

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

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Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day Card plus using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paint

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Mother's Day Card plus using watercolour pencils as on-the-go paint

Double Layer Stamping With Painted Seasons Stamp Set

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron

Hello everyone! Long time no see, hey?

I’ve been MIA due to multiple sclerosis (that’s a surprise, right hahaha). I had a major MS relapse two months ago when I lost control over my body, or I should rather say over the right-hand side of my body. I couldn’t walk, write (I am right-handed) or brush my teeth. Thank God for hubby and electric toothbrushes! I didn’t even feel my right cheek, seriously.

After a few series of steroids (5 days) and time, time and more time, I can finally do most of the things on my own. Maybe except walking outside – still need hubby’s hand in that matter. But I can finally create! Woohoo! I so missed my inks and stamps. And I have some serious delays in sending customers ‘thank yous’. In sorting ATM!

There’s one thing that MS has thought me for sure: PATIENCE!

I know it’s with a slight delay, as Sale-a-bration just ended. But I really wanted to share with you these two beauties I created using a free stamp set from SAB exclusive Painted Seasons Bundle.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique

How cute are these, right? And so easy to make. Both are created with a double layer stamping technique and involved some fussy-cutting.

First, I prepared my Very Vanilla double layers and stamped them with my chosen ink pads: Poppy Parade with Pear Pizzazz for a floral card, and Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron ink pads for a succulent one.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with bright Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz

Once my double layers were stamped I mount them on to coordinating cardstock panels: Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabana.

Next, I adhered them to the card bases. For the floral card, I’ve used the same cardstock for a card base: Pear Pizzazz.

But for a succulent card, I decided to use Soft Sea Foam cardstock for a base instead of Coastal Cabana.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with Coastal Cabana blue and Soft Sea Foam pastel green

Vellum to the rescue

Because I’ve made some ‘booboos’ while stamping my panels, as my hands are not fully working yet,  I needed to ‘hide’ these. So I cut a square from vellum, briefly 4″ x 4″, cut it in half, and when assembling both cards, I adhered these vellum triangles where needed. Mistakes? What mistakes?! haha

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with bright Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz

Adding more details

I took a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped few flowers, leaves and succulents in corresponding colours and fussy-cut all my florals and foliage with paper snips.  Quite easy and fun, and great exercise for my hands too.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with Coastal Cabana blue and Soft Sea Foam pastel green

Because the Painted Seasons Stamp Set comes with images only it opens up endless possibilities as to what sentiment stamps to use.

For my cards, I decided to use Well Said Cling Stamp Set.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with bright Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz

Assembling the cards

First, I took my vellum triangles and my fussy-cut florals and tried few arrangments before I decided where to stuck things down permanently.

I adhered vellum pieces, flush to the edges of my cards, and placed the adhesive strategically where I knew it will be covered by my fussy-cut elements.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with Coastal Cabana blue and Soft Sea Foam pastel green

Next, I adhered each of the elements and my sentiments, and I call it done. I have to admit, I’m quite pleased with these cards.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used (except for Painted Seasons bundle), simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

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Save BIG! 2019 Spring Summer Catalogue & Sale-a-bration Launched Today!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Save BIG! 2019 Spring Summer Catalogue & Sale-a-bration Launched Today!

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Catalogue 2019

It’s the most fun time of a year in Stampin’ Up! The brand new Spring Summer Catalogue launched today, with oodles of amazing new products! Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, weddings, birthdays, florals, we’ve got you covered!

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I have been blown away with the new offering and I’m positive you’re gonna LOVE it too.


Sale-a-bration, Jan 3 – March 31

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For every £45 you spend in my Stampin’ Up! store, you will earn one product from Sale-a-bration brochure. For FREE!! How cool is that?!

But wait a minute! Announced last year, two reward levels are back and it allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience.

When you spend £45 you earn one free level 1 product. Spend £90 and earn one free level 2 product or two level 1 items. But spend £135 and earn either three free level 1 products or one free level 1 product and one free level 2 product. And so on…

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Shop BIG or host a party and earn additional Stampin’ Rewards. For example: place an order for £200 and receive £40 in Stampin’ Rewards!

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Sale-a-bration is no doubt, the best time to join Stampin’ Up!’s family of demonstrators. And this year there are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up!

Option 1: Get £170 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just £99. That’s a whopping £71 of FREE product

Option 2: Get £170 worth of Stampin’ Up! products + the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (valued at £47) for just £125! You will love this bag.

Why not test-drive demonstrator discounts and benefits?

There’s no risk to join, there’s no penalty to drop and you get to keep all of the products:

  • build your Starter Kit your way: choose your favourite products: stamp sets, tools, bundles, etc up to £170 (that’s £71 of free product)
  • starter kit ships FREE
  • enjoy a discount of 20% or more until at least 31 July 2019
  • there’s no obligation to sell, run classes or workshops, and you can be your own best customer
  • there’s no obligation to purchase anything beyond the starter kit

I welcome demonstrators from Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Either you want to build a business or just want to be a hobby demonstrator, I would love to have you to our team.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


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HOST CODE for the month of January is 4SVKJFWC

All orders of £75+ (excl.p&p) will receive from me:

  1. A brand new Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  2. Exclusive PDF Tutorials – bundle for the month of January
  3. A beautiful handcrafted card with envelope

How it works –

  • Place a product order of £75 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of January. 
  • Add Host Code 4SVKJFWC  To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This January Special will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code 4SVKJFWC between 1 – 31 January.
  • If your order is £150 or more please do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Monthly Special Host Gift is mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-February
  • PDF’s will include the photos of the finished cards, a list of products used and step by step instructions.

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January Host Code, Tutorials Bundle and Special Gift

Earn Stampin' Up! Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for free with Anna' Stampin' Cave

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – January Host Code, Tutorials Bundle and January Special Gift

Earn Stampin' Up! Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for free with Anna' Stampin' Cave

The new month has started and it means new Host Code and new exclusive gifts from me.

Did you know that each month we have brand new tutorials bundle for you? You really don’t want to miss them!

To receive  our Exclusive PDF Tutorials bundle for this month you have to place an order of £25 + through my shop

January’s special gift:Earn Stampin' Up! Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for free with Anna' Stampin' Cave

HOST CODE for the month of January is 4SVKJFWC

Orders of £75+ (excl.p&p) will receive from me:

  1. A brand new Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  2. Exclusive PDF Tutorials – bundle for the month of January
  3. A beautiful handcrafted card with envelope

How it works –

  • Place a product order of £75 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of January. 
  • Add Host Code 4SVKJFWC  To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This January Special will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code 4SVKJFWC between 1 – 31 January.
  • If your order is £150 or more please do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Monthly Special Host Gift is mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-February
  • PDF’s will include the photos of the finished cards, a list of products used and step by step instructions.

HOW TO USE HOST CODE

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Online Extravaganza Begins NOW!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Online Extravaganza Begins NOW!

PROMOTION DETAILS

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!

WE ARE kicking things off with our first two-day sale: Paper & Embellishments:

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS – 23-24 November

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi TapeOrdering Deadlines
    • Phone: 23 November, 15:00 (CET)/14:00 (GMT)
    • OEX/Online: 24 November, 23:50 (CET)/22:50 (GMT)

STAMPS & KITS – 25-26 November

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kitsOrdering Deadlines
    • Phone: 26 November, 17:30 (CET)/16:30 (GMT)
    • OEX/Online: 26 November, 23:50 (CET)/22:50 (GMT)

TOOLS & INK – 27-28 November

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and Thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and casesOrdering Deadlines
    • Phone: 28 November, 17:30 (CET)/16:30 (GMT)
    • OEX/Online: 28 November, 23:50 (CET)/22:50 (GMT)

If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit our online store.

Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Includes customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
    • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a pre-determined threshold. We have set up each 48-hour sale this way so we are able to continue supporting you and your customers through the life of the annual catalogue.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36-hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period.

When shopping don’t forget to use Host Code 326DJQHJ to receive Special Gift from me – check the details below.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


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  • Every order using Host Code win an Exclusive PDF Tutorials.
  • All orders of £50-£99 will also receive from me, for FREE, a brand new pack of Metallic Brads
  • All orders of £100+ will receive, for FREE a Take Your Pick Tool!!