Friday, January 11, 2013

Simply Soft Watercoloring

Hi everyone.  Today I'm posting three cards all made with this week's colors from SCS Color Challenge (CC408 - Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple).  LOVE this color combo!!  And, the cards all used the same stamp set (Simply Soft from Stampin' Up!) ... and the same technique, Marker Layering.  I thought that since I had pulled out my watercolor paper, I might as well stamp up a few images and ended up making them all into cards.  Hope you like.

Stamps:  Simply Soft, A Word for You (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolor paper; Soft Suede (SU!)
Ink:  Black, Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), blender pen, modern label punch, 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon, white gel pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, brown half-pearls, sticky strips and dimensionals

Here's a close-up of the flowers:

I had so much fun using the same technique with yesterday's card, that I decided to do some more.  As mentioned above, the next two cards are done with the same colors, techniques and most of the same accessories with the exception of switching out the embossing folder to the Floral Screen EF by Cuttlebug.  Hope you like.

Sorry for the blurry picture, my camera is on it's last legs :(  I distressed the edges of both the framing of the image and the embossed background paper to give the card interest.

Here's a close-up:


And one more ...

I used a different stamp this time, but it's from the same stamp set (Simply Soft).  This time I sponged the embossed panel to give it more definition.

Here's a close-up:

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Wow these are all very beautiful. I love the stamps you've used and the texture you've added. Your Marker layer is gorgeous. This is such a soft pretty colour combo.

  2. I have this set and love how you've used them for all three cards, Lolly. I especially like the way you've added subtle color to your ef. That does add a lot of depth, so great tip!!

  3. What pretty cards Loll - especially love the last one, it's gorgeous. Great technique.

    Karen x

  4. I finished a card with these colors this afternoon and was so surprised at how much I liked the colors together! Soft Suede looks like...well, not my favorite. So I always cringe when I see it in a color challenge. I always like the finished product though so you'd think I'd remember that. Anyway, this set is perfect for these colors and I can see myself CASEing them all. You are always such an inspiration, Loll! Thank you.

  5. Beautiful cards! I especially love the second one. I've got to go back and check out that Marker Layering technique and give it a try.

  6. Gorgeous Loll. Love your watercoloring.

  7. These colors are fabulous together. Wow, I love all the layouts you've come up with. My favorite, however is the third one. Luuuuuuuuv it!

  8. Oh my Loll what beautifully crafted cards, so delicate I adore them you should have framed them they would look so pretty all grouped together sigh ......


  9. Wow, wow and wow! Love the technique and the colour scheme - I need to get my blending pen out.

  10. I am sitting here in open-mouthed amazement over these amazing and gorgeous cards Loll! Wow!!!


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