Stunning Gouache Wreath and video

Hello Dear Friends,

We are just so lucky to have lovely and super talented friends like Heather Telford! She was kind enough to share some of her artistic secrets with us today. This time she is exploring gouache, an opaque watercolor medium and all you can do with it. To help to see all the true beauty and the ins and outs Heather has graciously shared her video with us!


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Heartfelt Blossoms in Dramatic Color

Hi Everyone,

I can’t seem to get enough of the awesome Heartfelt Blossoms stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. The floral border and the beautiful ‘Thinking of You” make for a stunning but easy card design and there are so many ways you can paint or color it.

Yesterday, I shared a watercolor version using a real fav of mine, the Karin Watercolor Brushmarkers. Today I have colored the flowers with Copic alcohol markers and used the matching die set.

One last thing before we jump into the ins and outs of this card design… don’t miss the winner to our Summer giveaway at the end of this post… here’s hoping it’s you!


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How To Create With Gouache

Hi Crafty Friends,

Heather Telford, one of our very favorite guests is sharing three awesome card designs using gouache. If you haven’t used gouache before, no worries, she will walk you through the process and show you how easy it is to create stunning designs!


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Thinking Of You – Painted Peonies

Hi Crafty Friends,

Thanks for joining me today! I am sharing a video (see below) to show you another way you can use this fabulous Painted Peony stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. This set has beautiful blossoms, leaves, and my fav, berries… all the makings of something amazing!


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Thinking of You by Lisa Tilson

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a real beauty for you today. It was created by the very talented, Lisa Tilson of My Card Trip blog. She used the beautiful Thinking of You stamp and die set by Concord & 9th, combined it with a few coloring techniques, and VIOLA… a masterpiece!


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Joyful Peonies On Lattice

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am sharing a beautiful new stamp from Pinkfresh Studio called Joyful Peonies. It features a lovely meandering pattern of peonies that I thought would be perfect for water coloring. Then, to complete the picture, I combined it with the Simply Diamonds die. I am in love with this die! You will be seeing a lot of it but for now, I thought it was a perfect match for the peonies.


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A Daydream of Flowers

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am sharing a card design featuring a lovely spray of posies from the Daydream stamp by Penny Black. This is a very versatile stamp because you have so many ways you can arrange and color it and it makes such a wonderful card for just about any occasion!


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Thriving Daisies by Penny Black

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am sharing a very sunny card design with bright yellow daisies from the new stamp set by Penny Black called Thriving. This stamp set has four lovely floral motifs. For this design, I chose the daisies and watercolored them using the incredibly awesome Karin markers.


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A New Feathered Friend

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A few days ago, Papertrey Ink, an Ink To Paper collection released their latest stamps and dies. Included in that release was this gorgeous bird, Feathered Friends 9, and a fantastic die set from their Love to Layer line called Torn Edges. We have combined these two great sets in this new project and have created a video to view.


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Romantic Framed In Florals Borders and Banner

Hi Friends,

I am sharing a new card design and video using the stunning Framed In Florals stamp and die set by Papertrey Ink, an Ink To Paper collection. It has romantic flowers and the opportunity to stamp or color them to any color scheme you love. Along with the Framed In Florals set, I have also used a perennial favorite of mine, Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery. This set has a bold and beautiful banner that completes the picture.

I hope you will take a look at the video and see for yourself!


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