Watercolour-bday-cardI love using watercolour paper in my card making. The texture and weight stand up to the blender pen, aquapainter or stampin' write markers, and you can go over an area as much as you desire without the paper pilling.  Stampin' Up!'s watercolour paper is precut to a smaller size so it's easy to use on cards.  This card uses the Messages for Mom stamp set.  Stamped in Staz On Jet Black ink, it's coloured with a blender pen and Stampin' Up!'s watercolour pencils.  I like to use a piece of scrap paper for a "palette".  Scribble with the pencil on a scrap, then pick up the colour with the blender pen and apply where desired.  If you're a bit timid about watercolouring, blender pens can help you ease into it – there's a lot of control, but the ability to blend colours is still there.  Basic pearls add another elegant touch – I love the various sizes they come in!  The pinking hearts border punch was used on the Basic Grey cardstock, and the card is So Saffron.

I still have a few openings for the Greenhouse Gala class next week, and you can register for the October card class as well.  November is busy with Christmas Card clinics, and I am planning on having the card samples for the clinics up in the next few weeks, so please come back here to www.yamstamps.com to see them!

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