Saturday, March 18, 2017

March Leading Lady Nicole Picadura | Take Three {Video}


Our March Leading Lady, Nicole Picadura is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her soft and textured beautiful second performance CLICK HERE.   Today she brings you another artfully crafted and impeccably made card with a video tutorial!

Without further ado, Nicole....

Hello! One of my good friends is expecting a baby boy in the summer so I wanted to create a card for an upcoming baby shower for her. (And, an excuse to use blue colors is always welcome!)

So today, we are going to create a super quick card with The Big, the Bold and Baby Stamp Set and the In a Word: Baby Cutaway from Winnie & Walter.

 There is one thing I always share with my fellow crafters whenever I create a card using watercolors - if you are new to watercoloring and not yet ready to invest in other watercolor mediums, use other supplies you are likely to already have on hand - like those Distress inks!


I really wanted the "baby" word to pop out, so I decided to create the card with blue and white color combo. So for the background, I created a light to medium watercolor wash for the background and cut the "baby" word with a white cardstock using the In A Word: Baby Cutaway. Don't you love how it is popped out from the background? Airy yet bold and clean!

To accompany the main word "baby," I added "welcome" and "boy" from The Big, the Bold and Baby Stamp Set using a black inkpad. Want to use this for another occasion? Simply change the color of the background or the focal point sentiments, and you have a completely different card! Take out your inks and have fun with them!



  1. Beautiful card! I love the watercolored background and the Baby Cutaway!

  2. Just the sweetest little baby boy card! Love this simple, yet beautiful, effect with the background. Thank you for this tip!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Gorgeous and
    lovely coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  4. This is such a simple design but really beautiful with the water coloring and bold sentiment die!

  5. Thats a really sweet original baby boy card, I'm sure his mother will love it!

  6. Beautiful card. Simple but so effective!

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  8. Super cute baby card, love the loose watercolor background, love the layers of blue!


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