Make It Monday #247 Watercolor Card Sets

Hello! I played along with Papertreyink Make It Monday # 247 Watercolored Card Sets challenge.

I began by pulling out some Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. I stamped using my new MISTI (my early Mother’s day present, yay!) several different flowers and leaves with black archival ink. The MISTI was so handy for this.

I used Winnie & Walter Elsa’s Floral stamp set.

I water colored each flower a different color and I used mostly one color and tried to have some shading. I wanted to make 5 cards so I didn’t want to spend tons of time on the water coloring.

I embossed with a gold two different sentiments from the Sparkle and Shine Stamp set, also using the MISTI. I could really see the embossing ink and it made it so easy.

I found in my paper stash this amazing 12X12 paper from Wassau. It is a variety pack of Metallic paper and it is just gorgeous. It is also lightweight (65 lb) so it is very easy to use. I love when I find a treasure in the chaos of my room!

I mounted the paper to the gold paper and then onto an Avery Elle card base. I used a different color for each card.

I used the same gold paper to make sequins from the die that matches the Sparkle and Shine set. After attaching them, I added a few drops on the flowers and leaves with glossy accents to look like dew.

I will be giving these cards to graduating Senior high girls at my church. I am so excited for them and the next step in their lives.

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  1. Patti

    Beautiful!!!! I have a Mother's Day Misti I bought for myself arriving tomorrow! giggles. I love your beautiful design!! and your coloring is flawless! no wonder you wanted to duplicate them! : )

  2. Skrater

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment! You are going to love the MISTI, mine arrived early and asked my hubby and children if I could open it early, I couldn't wait. Enjoy!

  3. walchowDesign

    Beautiful set of cards and your coloring is great!

    The tulips are taken at the famous bulbs area called Lisse. I do have them as well but they are not the same if you see them in huge fields! Thank you for taking time to visit me!

  4. Marcia HIll

    What a beautiful set of cards! Love all the cheery colors you used and I'm sure the girls who receive these will love them!! :0)

  5. lainey

    Your flowers look beautiful on the metallic paper – it really brings out the gold embossed sentiments! And isn't the Misti just the greatest tool to have! She certainly named it right!

  6. Patti

    Thanks a bunch for popping in to offer your advice on my blog yesterday! I have never thought of the watercolor paper issue before! My sister is a water color artist I will have to pick her brain! : )

    Thank you again so much!


  7. Love this pretty set of cards! Beautiful watercoloring and love the touch of gold.

  8. Greta

    Beautiful card set–the girls will love them!

  9. Cindy Boney

    Lovely cards and such a great wish for this step in life!

  10. Kathy Mc

    Beautiful card set, Katherine! Love the gold embossing and metallic paper. Congrats on joining the MISTI bandwagon! It truly is an incredible tool.

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