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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Wacky for Watercolor

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month we will feature “Wacky for Watercolor”.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

Fall Watercolor Card by Wendy Kessler

Fall Watercolor Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Picture My Life Watercolor Cards – Clear, Watercolor Paints, Paintbrush Set, Rustic Home Ribbon Pack, and Cardstock (Poppy, Chocolate).

Watercolor can be a great way to create a beautiful yet simple card.  I used the Picture My Life Watercolor Cards to do just that.  I used a wide brush to apply paint back and forth over the card.  On the red one I wet my brush with color and added to the card.  For the green card I wet the enter PML card with water first, then applied color.  As it was drying I added more paint for a darker color.  Once the painting was finished, I dabbed the embossed image with a tissue to remove any paint sitting on the image.  You could also wait until it was dry and use a wet tissue for the same result.  To create the spots on the green card, I applied paint to my brush and then tapped it on my finger, allowing it to splatter into the card.

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Zip Strip Card

A Zip Strip is the top strip of the B&T Duos (patterned paper) that you cut off the 12×12 sheet.  It has the paper name and information on the backside.  Don’t let these go to waste!  See here how I created this fun card with a set of strips from the Calypso Paper Packet.  Because they all coordinate, it’s easy to do this with any paper packet but you can also mix and match.  Any excess on the edge can be trimmed off for a neat look.  You could also add in a strip of Shimmer Trim for some added sparkle like I did on the second card.  I often make cards in sets when using up scraps, if possible.

Zip Strip Card by Wendy Kessler

Zip Strip Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet (zip strips), Bitty Birthday Stamp SetAqua Shimmer Trim, Twine (retired), and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Flamingo Cards

Flamingo Friends Card by Wendy Kessler

Fabulous Card by Wendy Kessler

Enjoy Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Calypso Sequins, Calypso Washi Tape, Tickled Pink stamp set, Tickled Pink Thin Cuts, Ink (Black, Pixie, Cotton Candy), 1″ Circle Punch, Dotty for You Paper Packet (retired), Aqua Shimmer Trim, Confetti Dots Embossing Folder, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack. Design credit: Jacqueline Paech (with a few alterations of my own)

Hello Card

Hello Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Calypso Sequins, Calypso Complements, Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment (retired), and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Everything ABC Blog Hop (Letter Q)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Q” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

Birthday Cards by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Charlotte Paper Packet (PML card), Kaleidoscope WYW stamp set, Black Enamel Stars, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

All I could think of for the letter Q was QUICK.  One of the best ways to create a QUICK card is by using the Picture My Life cards as I did here. I made this card with scraps of paper and embellishments that I had leftover from previous kits.  I can’t believe how well this came together from such a variety of different lines.  I love it!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Danielle Wagner.