Monday, 20 February 2017

CAS Watercolor Card - Love U

Hi Friends :)


I wanted to create a love themed CAS card with watercoloring today. I had bought a small 6 pack set of water colors (student grade) from a local craft shop a few months back but did not have the time to play with it and since watching K. Werner's youtube videos on watercoloring, especially the ones where she creates beautiful cards using minimal supplies or inexpensive student grade watercolors, I thought I should try it too :) 

This is an A2 size top folding card. The ombre water colored panel was made by mixing various options from the 6 piece water color set, pack of 12 zigs and varing the amounts of black and white. Essentially I wet the panel (Bielo Cardstock 300 gsm) with a water brush and kept applying water color with the water brush in horizontal lines, I wanted the colors to give a sort of ombre look but also merge together so I did not wait for them to dry, I kept adding the layers one after another. This panel was allowed to dry naturally overnight and then die cut with one of the stitched rectangles die from Gina Marie Designs. I pasted this panel on the card front in a tilted way to add more interest to the card :) I stamped the bigger flower from the Uniko Beautiful Blooms I set along with 2 of the leaves with Archival Jet Black Ink and then die cut them using the matching dies. To add color and slight shading to the solid stamped image I used a water brush and zig clean color brush pens. Then I added some highlights with the white gel pen. I kept the leaves as black and white. The floral arrangement was pasted onto the panel. For the sentiment I wanted to keep it simple so I used die cuts from the sizzix tim holtz celebration script words die (I cut off the "y and o" from the "you" and made it "u" because I thought that was more fun and also because the white sentiment looked good against the black in the panel else the y would hang.)


Supplies Used:

1. Iris cardstock 250 gsm and Bielo Cardstock 300 gsm
2. Uniko stamps and die- Beautiful Blooms I 
3. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens- pack of 12
4. Water Brush
5. Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Words Die
6. Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue 
7. Uniball Gigno White Gel Pen
8. Camlin Watercolors (student grade - set of 6)

Here are a few of pictures of the finished card: 





Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful, loving your Uniko flowers and what pretty colors, thanks for joining us at Uniko.

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  2. Beautiful card Pretty..Love the ombre effect that you have created..great job!!
    Love
    Richa

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  3. Lovely soft background. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

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  4. Your ombre background is beautiful, Preeti. Great job with your new watercolours. And your flower is so pretty and bright. Love the white gel touches. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  5. Your card is beautiful. I love the ombre background and stunning flower. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  6. Wow, Preeti, this is gorgeous! Such a beautiful background and such beautiful colouring on the flower! I love the blues!

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  7. Looks like you've really got the hang of watercolouring straight away, beautiful card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and Uniko.

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  8. A brilliant blue beauty and showcasing that Uniko bloom to perfection. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards, HLS and Uniko. Sarah

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  9. Beautiful card! Great coloring!!

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  10. What a beautiful ombre background, Preeli! Aren't you glad you finally tried your watercolors? That's a beautiful bold flower too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  11. You have created a fantastic background - I will have to give this a try so thanks for the inspiration. The blue shades are gorgeous and I love that big flower. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  12. Kristina Werner has a lot to answer for lol as she has inspired me to use so many of her techniques. This is such a beauty the panel is simply gorgeous and works so well with the flower.

    Marie

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  13. Such a wonderful background panel and I love the dark blue in the flower against it. Thanks for playing along with our Watercolour Challenge over at AAA Cards!

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  14. Beautiful card, love the colours used.

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  15. Wonderful ombre watercolour background and a beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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  16. Your water colored background is gorgeous! I love the design too, great card! Thanks for joining us at HLS!

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  17. Such a fantastic design and love the colours you used for your panel. And your flower is gorgeous, especially with all the white details. So glad you shared this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  18. Gorgeous card!! Love it! :o) xx

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  19. Beautiful BG and love how you've used the bloom. Glad to see you enjoying your Uniko stamps :) Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x

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