Sunny Fun

This is a cute card using Sunny Fun in the Summer Mini catalog. We made this at my Hostess Club meeting and some people chose to use the popsicle image. There are three images in all and they are all adorable! I think this is my favorite set in the mini catalog. I used my watercolor pencils and crayons again with my blender pen. This time though I put Crystal Effects on the thongs to make them look shiny. If you haven’t used Crystal Effects before, it looks like a glue but dries shiny. A really nice effect!

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On the Grow

A post three days in a row! I’m on a roll! This card uses another stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog and it’s called On the Grow. I used a combination of watercolor crayons and pencils along with a blender pen. I stamped the image with Staz-On first so that the ink wouldn’t bleed. I am usually very intimidated by coloring an image like this but I am really happy with how it turned out. Just doing it and practicing, is what I needed. A trick I used with the crayons was to put some of the color on a scrap piece of Whisper White and then I picked it up from there onto my blender pen. I added some small pearls in the center of some of the flowers. I was so excited last year when Stampin’ Up! started carrying these pearls and I use them every chance I can! I hope this inspires you to give watercoloring a try!! Thank you for stopping by!!