Bubble Greetings…

Hi there!

I’m back today with a fun set of cards to share with you!  Fun to give, but even better, fun to make!


I used all the stamps from the Taylored Expressions Bubble Greetings set.  Let me say, if you buy only one stamp set  and you want it to cover all your card giving needs, make it this one.  It says what you most often need to send a card to say, and it has an was and fun component in the coloring of the letters.

I stamped the “hello FRIEND” and “THANK you” stamps onto watercolor paper and white heat embossed them, then smeared Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water and smooshed the stamped card fronts into the color puddles several times, letting each layer dry before going back for more.


After the ink was dry, I went in with a matching Copic pen and “emphasized” the color at the bottom of each letter, lightening as it went higher.

The coral colored card below was die cut with a decorative die and had more of the Distress ink sponged on around the edges.


Next, I stamped the remaining two sentiments in Versafine Onyx black ink onto Strathmore smooth cardstock and colored those letters with Zig real brush markers.  Because the paper has a smooth surface to it, the colors move around and blend nicely before they’re absorbed into the paper and dry.


On the Happy Birthday card above, I’ve colored each letter individually with two different colors of markers, then blended them together with a water brush.

The Just a Note card below was super quick and simple because I just colored each letter with it’s own color and added a few puffy hearts from Bella Blvd to complete it.


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve found a fun idea to try when you get a moment to be creative!

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This post was written by Norine on February 7, 2018

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New Year, new products, new inspiration…

Hello friends and welcome to our first post of the New Year!  I’m a bit holiday seasoned-out so I was glad to just pull out some new supplies recently acquired from the Love is in the Details store, and mindlessly play.  These FUN little birthday designs printed on watercolor paper were the perfect little canvases to play on….


…and these new watercolor pencils from Spectrum Noir were the medium of choice!


In case you’re wondering, how the various brands of watercolor pencils compare…because there are a few to choose from….I did this little color comparison sample.  As you can see from the photo, the Spectrum brand provides a thick and creamy coverage that turns to a beautiful watercolor tint.  Even better, they will be releasing more color collections, and having a bad case of Collect the Whole Set-itis, I will be needing all those colors.


Before I show you the cards that came out of this therapeutic coloring session, I wanted to show you how you can achieve a fun color blend.  I used two shades of blue pencils and a green and colored the block letters in thirds from top to bottom.  Then, using a water brush I colored the top color, then the bottom color and finally, colored the middle section, overlapping into the top and bottom so they would blend together.


I did the same for the rainbow CELEBRATE letters and presents on the card on the top left, and an orange/yellow ombre on the Birthday card on the bottom right.


Here are some close-ups of the individual cards.




This last card was colored with the new Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua-Wash brushes in the store.  They come in color sets of threes and I used the spring and summer color sets to paint the balloons and alphabets below.


Thanks for coming by today!  I’m really happy to be back with some new inspiration, not to mention, fun new products to play with and then tell you about!   Have a wonderful day!


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