Sunday, 12 August 2018

Using Watercolour Pencils on the Blended Seasons Flowers - Video

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday was the first day I felt that jet lag was now 
history............thank goodness! It's great to be back! LOL! 
 I've had a lot of pleasure using the Blended Seasons
 Stamp Set which is on Promotion during August. 

To colour the card which led to this design I used Coastal
 Cabana and Granny Apple Green, which are two of ten
 new colours available during August as part of
 the same promotion. 

Stampin' Up! have said that while the stamp set and 
co-ordinating dies are only available until 31st August, or
 while stocks last, the watercolour pencils may be 
brought forward at some time!  I hope they are because
 it's a great collection of colours. 
I came up with the design for the Coastal Cabana card 
because I wanted to show the stunning effect you get 
with the shaped dies in the co-ordinating Stitched
 Seasons Framelits. 

As I was adhering the card together I wondered what the
 card would look like if I popped the centre up on Dimensionals.
 As there was only one way to find out the answer, I went
 ahead and did it............and loved the effect! 

The only part I didn't like about the first card was the
 sentiment because I thought it was too big. Therefore, 
I chose GET WELL SOON from the Apron of Love 
Stamp Set for the Cherry Cobbler Card, and HAPPY
 BIRTHDAY from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set
 for the Gorgeous Grape card.
  Although it doesn't show up in the photographs nor
 the video, I painted the flowers on these last two cards 
using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. It does show in 
real life and it adds so much to the card.

I hope you have a very blessed Sunday, and until
 tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I need to get myself organised and get this set ordered Jan. It is a great deal and you have demonstrated so many ways to use the dies. Thank you for the TOPTIP of using the blender pens with the water colour pencils. I love the colour 'Gorgeous Grape' that you used and I think you should have left off the die and let the colour card stock speak for itself. TFS :O) xxx

    1. Hi, Lorraine. Yes, I definitely agree with you. Yesterday morning I saw a card made by someone else where she had left the middle bit out and her card looked gorgeous! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.