7.03.2012

Birthday Butterflies with Watercolor Crayons

Well, I, for one, was very excited to see Cath back in action over on the Moxie Fab World blog! She has a bunch of new challenges up and I plan to make cards for as many as I can! I started with the Stamp It! Cards Birthday Challenge and I want to share my card, and how I created it, with you today! YAY!

Butterfly Birthday


I had a little fun stamping with watercolor crayons on this card! This is a super fun technique and I thought I would show you how I used it! The crayons I use are from Stampin' Up! but I know others are out there, too. I colored the stamp directly with the crayons. I used the Calico Borders set from Hero Arts.

Watercolor Crayons


Now, these won't stamp as they are, so I spritzed them with water, carefully wiped the block clean to avoid unwanted drips on my card, and then stamped the image onto the card.

Stamping with Watercolor Crayons


You can use more or less water depending on how 'messy' you want it to get. I hit this with a heat gun after stamping to preserve the shape of the stamp, but sometimes I let it sit to dry so that the watercolors seep out a bit more. You can really play with this technique a lot to get different results!

I then stamped the butterflies with Tsukineko Tuxedo Black (Momento) over the colored stripes! I love the beautiful background it created! I then stamped the sentiment and viola! A bit of twine from The Twinery and I have a beautiful birthday card!

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Now...go make something fabulous!

Jingle Out!

26 comments:

  1. you are full of crafty information~would love 2 hours with you:):) Great card!!!!

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  2. this is awesome...love how you added the color to the butterflies...

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  3. this is so beautiful! i love the superimposed images and those dreamy watercolor hues. gorgeous!

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  4. This is amazing! Excuse me while I swooooon, Jo x

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  5. Love the watercolor stamping! So pretty!

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  6. You are the queen of CAS- love this card- and the touch of watercolors- perfect!

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  7. The twine echoes those coloured stripes perfectly! I love the idea of stamping the butterflies over the top - clever :)

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  8. This is great, loving you cute idea on the coloring.

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  9. Jen, you appeal to my not-so-precise side! I love this card. I love things that are just slightly messy-a little crooked, a little off-kilter...ha! Really just a great card:)

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  10. I love this! What a fun idea. And congrats on the SRM win today!

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  11. LUV the card and the technique...got to get some of those crayons...don't think this will work with color pencils :)

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  12. great design and colors. Annette x

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  13. That is so cute and what I'd call coloring outside the lines :)

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  14. What a fabulous technique! Love this card!

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  15. very sweet card--LOVE the butterflies!

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  16. Lovely card! Love how you got the watercolor look. Such a great idea. TFS

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  17. Very pretty! I really like the look of the colors! :)

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  18. Hey Jennifer! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  19. Great B-Day card! LOVE this very cool technique, Jennifer. TFS :)

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