Watercolor Wash background - Beautiful You cards

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

These cards just make me happy.. I love the Beautiful You stamp set and the free flowing watercolor wash background I created for these wonderful stamped ladies!  The Beautiful You stamp set is available in both wood mount and clear mount versions, my personal preference is wood mount, but both are great. See more about our 3 stamp options HERE.

If you have been following me for awhile, you probably know that I am really partial to backgrounds created with a simple, yet colorful watercolor background wash.  I created these Beautiful You note cards with Stampin' Up! watercolor paper, an Aquapainter, water and reinkers in Bermuda Bay,  Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

Easy Online Shopping:  All card making supplies for this project are available in my online store. Scroll to the bottom of this post to view all of the products used, click on any product to go to my online store.

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

For the watercolor background on these cards, I simply used an Aquapinter brush to wet my Stampin' Up! watercolor paper, then dipped the tip into drops of Stampin' Up! reinker ink and washed across the wet paper.  Let the colors bleed and flow to mix and make new colors!

 

For additional watercolor background techniques, you might like some of these posts...

ADDITIONAL WATERCOLOR WASH BACKGROUND TECHNIQUES:

view my watercolor wash background stamp technique post and video tutorial here

view my watercolor wash background with salt technique post and video tutorial here

view my alternate watercolor wash background technique post and video tutorial here

 

You might have noticed on the photo above, I mounted my finished watercolor masterpiece :) onto both a Bermuda Bay and a Flirty Flamingo card base... I really liked both of them.. couldn't decide which one I liked better.. each one pulls out different coloring in the background!

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

Do you have a preference? The Bermuda Bay or Flirty Flamingo cardstock base?

After the background was dry, I stamped the lady in Archival Black ink and then added a bit of color to her dress, hat or umbrella with the Watercolor Pencils, blended it slightly with just a little more water, and that was it... very simple and quick card!

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

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Don't Miss Retiring Stamp sets & 10% Bundle Discounts

It's almost time for the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog!!  You have 11 days left to purchase all of the goodies you want out of the current catalogs!

 

You may have heard the news, but in case you missed it, Stampin' UP! has committed to producing all retiring stamp sets through May 22, 2017. 

After that, when they are gone, they are gone.

 

Many of the retiring Stampin' UP! products have sold out, but there are still some GREAT deals available!

Don't miss the 10% off retiring bundles deal.. they don't carry over to the new catalog! Click here to shop the retiring bundles!

 

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Download your Wish List here!

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Color Theory Ombre Paper & Eastern Palace Medallion framelit note cards

 

I know you are going to love these beautiful Ombre Note Cards featuring new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Color Theory Suite products and the Eastern Palace bundle stamp set and framelit dies!

 

 Stampin' UP! Card Ideas featuring Color Theory Suite products & Eastern Medallion framelits, by Patty Bennett

 

Be sure to grab your 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Wishlist from inside the catalog I mailed to you, and get ready to write down these fun new products on your list!!  You can order new products on 6/1/17!

 

Don't have a shopping list?  Download it here:

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 Need to place an order? Click on any of the product photos at the bottom of this post or click HERE to shop in m online store anytime.

Aren't these note cards just soooo pretty!?  I used the Color Theory Stampin' Up! paper stack, NEW in the upcoming catalog, available June 1st!  I also used the Eastern Palace Medallion framelits and the Eastern Beauty stamp set, as well as the thick Whisper White Note Cards and NEW Glitter Enamel Dots!

News Flash: the Glitter dots will not available on June 1st, BECAUSE demonstrators loved them SO much we bought all 10,000 packages of them that Stampin' Up! had on hand during our new product preorder opportunity!  Never fear, they are rushing an order and they will be available sometime in June or July, but if you saw the special offer on the flyer inside page 96 of the catalog, I'll be sending you a pack of glitter dots if you order the Ribbon of Courage bundle between June 1st and 15th! I'll be ordering them as soon as they are available and sending them to you as soon as I can get them.

 

Color Theory designer paper stack from Stampin Up! Click shop online at  www.pattystamps.com and order #144193 after 6/1/17

 

You will find the Color Theory suite of Stampin' UP! products on pages 146 and 147 in your new catalog. 

Need a catalog?  Be sure to let me know!  (pattystamps@comcast.net)

I used the "ombre" pieces of designer paper in the Color Theory 6x6 paper stack for these note cards.  After die cutting medallion shapes from the Eastern Medallion framelit dies in Whisper White cardstock, I layered them onto the ombre paper in all 4 colors in this stack (Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Berry Burst).  I also stamped with the Eastern Beauty stamp set in the coordinating color, and added the Glitter Dots!

 

How to layer the Stampin' UP! Note Cards featuring Color Theory Suite products & Eastern Medallion framelits, by Patty Bennett

Watch the Stampin' UP! Color Theory product suite video HERE.

 

You can purchase the Eastern Palace bundle right now! Early! Before the new catalog goes live! AND you'll enjoy 3 new In Color ink pads in your bundle as well as the stamp set and dies, and you'll be ready to make these cards as soon as you order the Color Theory paper pack on 6/1/17!

 

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Shop now! Click either bundle photo below for all the info and to shop in my online store.  NOTE: the Premier bundle includes the Eastern Medallion framelit dies I used on these cards.

Stampin' UP! Card Ideas featuring Color Theory Suite products & Eastern Medallion framelits, by Patty Bennett

 

Do you have a favorite?  Let me know which color note card below strikes your fancy!

 

Stampin' UP! Card Ideas featuring Color Theory ombre paper stack & Eastern Medallion framelits, by Patty Bennett

Clockwise: Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Berry Burst

 

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Put them on your wishlist until then! :)

 

 

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Bold, Bright, Fun Eastern Palace Greeting Card Ideas

 

I'm thrilled that so many of you have already purchased this amazing Eastern Palace bundle from Stampin' Up!  I hope you are enjoying creating and crafting amazing projects with your bundle!

If you have not heard about it, be sure to check out my VIDEO HERE to see more details!

 

Card Ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace bundle: Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelit dies, by Patty Bennett

 

This amazing Eastern Palace early preorder offer includes your choice of 2 different bundles, which you can order in my online store by clicking on either bundle photo below.  Each bundle option also includes 3 of the 5 new In Color ink pads coming up in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog!

Download Eastern palace bundle preorder flyer

Shop now! Click either bundle photo below for all the info and to shop in my online store.

Card Ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace bundle: Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelit dies, by Patty Bennett

 

I had a great time exploring different uses for the stamp set as you can see on these note cards featuring the Eastern Beauty stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim ink.

 

Card Ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace bundle: Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelit dies, by Patty Bennett

 

 I combined the stamp set with the Eastern Palace Medallion dies and had a great time creating lots of variations with the same basic color scheme and Stampin' Up! Thick Whisper White note cards.  All supplies are available in my online store.. just click any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Card Ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace bundle: Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelit dies, by Patty Bennett

The new Glitter dots are perfect accents in the center of these embellishments!

Card Ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace bundle: Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelit dies, by Patty Bennett

 

You will also find that the Layering Circle framelits are a must for cutting out all sorts of great circle and scalloped circle layers for this bundle!

 

Card Ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace bundle: Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelit dies, by Patty Bennett

 

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Flower Card Ideas - Stampin' Up! swap cards

 

I am always so excited to create Stampin' Up! cards and take them to events to swap with other demonstrators, to enjoy the wonderful card design ideas I receive in return!

Today I am sharing 3 swap cards from our April OnStage event in San Diego.  They are from Sandy and Barb, and one had no name :(  I hope you enjoy these gorgeous flower card ideas!

 

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 3 lovely hand stamped flower card ideas!

 

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Above: Card featuring Picture Perfect stamp set with stamped roses.  No Name on card! :(

 Picture Perfect Stamp set available in my online store here.

 

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Above: Card from Sandy featuring Botanical Builder framelits.  Swap the Easter greeting for any greeting if you need a birthday, get well, sympathy, or other card.

Botanical Builder Framelits available in my online store at 50% off!! click here.

 

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Above: Card from Barb featuring Touches of Texture stamp set

 Touches of Texture stamp set available in Wood Mount and Clear Mount options in my online store:

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Clear mount - click here

To learn more about wood mount, clear mount and photopolymer stamp set options, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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