Friday, May 15, 2015

In Bloom | Watercolor with Heather H.

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards to share a couple more cards with some of the amazing new sets from the most recent release. 

For both of these cards, I played with one of my favorite techniques - watercolors! First up, a floral sympathy card - I just can't get over the beautiful florals that Winnie and Walter released this time around!


For this one, I simply heat embossed my images from In Bloom: Addie's Garden in white on watercolor cardstock, then colored it in. I pained teach part with a light watercolor wash, then dripped in darker colors in certain areas and let it bleed out for a natural look. Added a sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the Comfort, a strip of green cardstock, and then machine stitched it right onto my kraft cardbase.


Next up, I wanted to attempt an ombre look with watercolors. 


Instead of starting at the top or bottom, I went out from the center. I love the deep blue, and it was just natural to pair it up with some gold! I heat embossed the heart from True on vellum, then fussy cut it out and adhered it with tiny dots of glue behind the embossed parts. I then built and stamped my sentiment directly on the watercolor paper using that same set, as well as My Precious. Finished off with a few flicks of white Mister Huey's mist, and then adhered directly to a white cardbase.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful day!


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13 comments:

  1. wow stunning cards! love the gold on blue.

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  2. Love these! The first one is so soft and pretty, and I love the vibrant blues on the second card.

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  3. Wow. Both the cards are just superb especially love the first one!

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  4. These cards are lovely and what a stunning showcase of watercoloring AND Winnie and Walter's awesome products - definitely in love!!!

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  5. beautiful cards!! love th gold embossing..

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  6. Great looking cards with
    the water coloring on them!
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Beautiful watercolors, Heather.

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  8. Gorgeous cards, Heather...you watercolouring is beautiful!
    ~c

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  9. So lovely cards! I love your watercolouring!

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  10. Ooh, love the gold and blue. Hugz

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  11. Heather your Hydrangea water-coloring is fantastic!
    =] M

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  12. These are both so beautiful, love the watercolor on each of them!

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Your comments make Winnie's and Walter's tails wag in happiness.