Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. I wanted to share another look at how you can create something with our Blender Pens without using our ink pads. This technique uses our Watercolor Pencils with the Blender Pens. The nice thing about watercolor pencils is there’s very little learning curve to them. You already know how to doodle and write with a pencil so half the learning is done! Here are the measurements for my card:
- Card base in Lovely Lipstick cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Pineapple Punch cardstock cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside layer
- Garden Impressions DSP cut at 2 1/2″ x 6″, scored at 3 1/4″, 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″, 5 1/8″, 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ for the inside
- Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ for the inside
I knew I wanted something cute for today’s project, so I pulled out the Pretty Kitty. It’s such a cute set and perfect for coloring. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink then pulled out my Watercolor Pencils. I also pulled out the Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo pencils that come exclusively in the Lots of Happy Card Kit. (See? when you get that kit, not only do you get to create those beautiful cards to give away, but you still have those exclusive pencils to use on future projects!) To color with the watercolor pencils and blender pens, you need to lay down some of the pencil and basically go back over it with the blender pen. This can take some time, but it is great therapy!! I colored the entire scene first using Old Olive for the grass, Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie for the flowers and leaves. Then I used the Melon Mambo pencil for the bow and butterfly wings. For the cat I used Basic Gray and Basic Black on the butterfly body. Then I pulled out the Pacific Point pencil for the sky. After I colored it, I went back over everything with the blender pen, cleaning it in between each color. When I was done I had too many stroke marks for the sky, so I laid down some blue and blended again. You can add more color as you go, but you still need to be careful when blending so that you don’t cause any pilling. Once I got the color where I wanted it, I cut it out with the largest oval in the Stitched Framelits. After I cut it out, I added even more blue and green to fill in the oval. When blending I find that using a circular motion can blend away the stroke marks, except of course in the tight areas between the flowers and the cat’s tail. Once I was done touching him up, I cut out a scalloped oval in Lovely Lipstick and adhered them together. Here’s a close up of the cat.
I think the Pineapple Punch layer really gives it a sunny look and makes the blue in the sky really pop. I wanted something different to incorporate the DSP, so I found a card with the curtain fold and thought, why not. To create that look you simply score your 2 1/2″ x 6″ piece of DSP, and cut the left side at a diagonal. I measured 1 1/8″ from the top right hand side and made a tick mark with a pencil, then placing that tick mark on the trimmer at the cutting area, move the DSP at an angle to the scoreline at 3 1/4″ and trim. Once it’s trimmed, I added some Snail to each of the flaps of the folds. These measurements actually result in a 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of DSP, so I trimmed the longer edge at 4″ to match my Pineapple Punch layer. I then adhered it to that layer, added the Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon and tied a knot all the way to the left so that I could add the scalloped oval with some dimensionals. Once done with that, I adhered it to the card front. I like how the Pineapple Punch peeks through the curtain at the bottom of the card too. Then I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and added it to the card front with Mini Dimensionals. And let us not forget the rhinestones!! 😉 Here’s a look at the inside of the card too:
So what do you think? Doesn’t this card just make you smile? Do you have this set? If not, add it to your order along with the Watercolor Markers and the Blender Pens! You can shop til you drop at my online store 24/7. If you use Hostess Code X6VBJFJ4, I will send you a pack of handmade cards. If your order is $40.00 or more, I’ll include a new embellishment from the new Annual Catalog. Gotta love happy mail!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great afternoon!