Gansai Tambi Watercolor Background

April Card Kit

Hi All!

I used the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit to create three different cards. It’s kind of nice to have a finite set of products to use on a set of cards. Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with all the choices in my craft room!

I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors to create the card above. I LOVE these paints! Scroll down for more detail and the video below. But before that, I wanted to share a couple of things with you and also show you the other cards I created with the kit.

Now for the other cards I created from the kit…

This striped one was super-easy to make. I was almost uncomfortable with how easy it was, lol!

April Card Kit

I stamped the sentiment and the candles from the Big Birthday Wishes set with Versafine Black Onyx ink, stamped the flames with Delicata Gold ink (the coverage with this ink is incredible!), and just popped it onto the Bazzill Kraft Foil Gold paper that comes with the kit. Voila!

The next card I made was also pretty simple to create:

April Card Kit

I stamped the balloons in the background with SSS Mint, SSS Doll Pink, and Delicata Gold inks (again from the Big Birthday Wishes set that comes with the kit). I embossed the sentiment on vellum and adhered it over the balloon strings, which I drew with a marker. Finally, I added the Pinkfresh Studio Washi tape from the kit at the top and bottom.

Here is a close-up of the card I created with the Gansai Tambai watercolors:

April Card Kit

And finally… the video! Supply list is located below. Enjoy!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

SSS April Card Kit
SSS April Card Kit
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
EH|SSS
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Gold Ink
Gold Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Versamarker Pen
Versamarker Pen
EH|SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
EH|SSS
Wink of Stella, Clear
Wink of Stella, Clear
EH|SSS
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. Great color combo! They mixed beautifully! What brushes where you using? Nice ones I bet since the way the brushes looked like that were gliding over silk!

  2. Great card! Like how your watercolors turned out over your embossed sentiment. The coordinating spattered colors look terrific. The gold paper is beautiful. THX for the video. 🙂

  3. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great watercolouring…love the look the embossing makes with the watercolour.

  4. Darlene, love your watercolor card. I agree with you….white letter look awesome.

  5. Diana W. says:

    Darlene – have been away from home and not able to spend much time on line. Just now getting caught up on your posts. Love what you have been doing! Can’t wait to see what’s up next for us to enjoy.

  6. Lady Fair says:

    Wonderful cards! My favorite is the watercolor card, so pretty, especially with the splatters!

  7. Love this card and as always love the techniques you demonstrate. I really miss seeing a new video from you every week, but glad you’re still at it.

  8. So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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