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If you haven’t started playing with the Art Impressions watercolor stamp collection – well – you are missing out! Their HUGE collection of  adorable stamps and EASY to follow video tutorials will have you creating stunning little watercolor creations in no time at all! Check out this card, designed by Mercy Sauer as seen in the Spring 2023 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Mercy used the WC Mini Critter Pots stamp set to create the images of her card. Along with some of the Art Impressions WC florals and blooms to create the plants inside the pet planters!  So stinkin cute I tell ya! Be sure to visit the Art Impressions website AND their YouTube channel. You will LOVE what you are going to find! Happy Monday Friends! AND don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Spring issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine where Mercy’s cute little card was…

I had TONS of fun creating this watercolor bicycle using products by Art Impressions. Seriously – if you haven’t already, you need to pop on over to the Art Impressions You Tube Channel and start watching and taking their watercolour tutorials – they are easy to follow, you only need basic supplies and the results are so professional!  I know I am addicted! Here is the project I created. And here are the basic instructions for you to follow along if you like. Stamp the Art Impressions bicycle, using Ranger Archival ink on a piece of watercolour paper. Apply blue marker 526 to acrylic palette. Add water with a paintbrush. With a very light hand and very little water, paint the bicycle, leaving areas with no colour. 2. Repeat this process with a black marker N25, painting the tires and adding shadows to the baskets and seat. 3. Repeat the…

Hello CSM scrapbookers! Kim here! It feels like it’s been so long since I last shared a project…likely because it’s so darn HOT in Alberta, which means my craft room is crazy hot! I melt in heat, making it hard to spend time there lately! Despite the heat, some Picket Fence Studio dies found their way to my room and called me to play. Both sets are designed for slimline cards, but as I played with them, so many ideas have come to mind for future scrapbooking use! My card is simple and FUN. My background was created with a cheap set of watercolour paints and Ranger water color paper. I literally just painted wide random stripes onto watercolour paper and let it dry. Using the two largest rectangle dies I cut my striped paper and a dark grey/black cardstock to create my background. Using an ephemera pack from the…

Last night I was wondering around on the Internet and came across this gorgeous card designed by Galina Filippenko featuring all kinds of products by Tonic Studios.  How stunning! Galina used a variety of products by Tonic Studios including The Dainty Daisies Stamp Set The Linking Rings StencilAnd Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens – just to name a few! You can watch Galina put this card together from start to finish AND see a complete supply list. Grab a coffee and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofc7z6_ibD0 Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. In this time of isolation, it is challenging to get together with loved ones. Sending a handmade card to your mother or mother figure is the perfect way to show your love and gratitude. Here is a simple watercolor tulip card you can make in minutes. SUPPLIES: watercolor paper, Kelly Creates Aqua Brush pens or similar water-based brush pens, Black Fineliner or sentiment stamp, water, paintbrush or water brush, ribbon, cardstock. Brush the watercolor ink onto your card to form the tulip in 3 parts: centre, left, and right. Add as many tulips as you like. I did three. With a green Aqua Brush, lightly brush 3 stems in a downward motion. Add leaves with a similar motion and stroke except make them pointy at the tip and wider in the middle. Add a second color to the…

Do you LOVE all the water-coloured paintings you see across the internet? If you shy away because you think it’s too hard, think again! As paper crafters we have so many tools already in our stash to quickly and easily achieve gorgeous, water-coloured art! For this adorable card I stamped my Impression Obsession pig stamp onto some water colour paper using Ranger Archival Ink. I like to use a light soft colour, this allows me to see all the lines but it’s not so stark to add too much contrast to my end project. Next, I used my Simon Hurley dye inks to colour the image. Tap your ink pad on a non-stick surface, spray with water and now you have have everything you need to paint. Spritz your stamped image with some water. This allows the colours picked up by your brush to flow onto the paper, creating that dreamy,…

Hey everyone, Kim here! I’m sharing a simple layout today celebrating some of the yummy foods we enjoyed during a recent trip to Kauai. The layout itself is very basic, starting with a grid of four photos, offset to the right. I adhered my photo grid on top of two cardstock papers from some older Momenta stacks that I had from last year. The fun starts when I look for embellishments to add interest! Momenta has some wonderful dies. I was lucky enough to have three sets that played really well together and YES, one was the Christmas wreath! I easily cut the words out of the center and it was the perfect size to layer with my pineapple and flower die cuts! The “KAUAI” title was cut using the alpha dies, I love the font and size! All of the dies were cut from Brea Reese Mixed Media paper.…

We are so lucky to once again have the very talented and world famous hand lettering guru – Kelly Klapstein – teaching watercolour lettering at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnvial in Edmonton in just a few short days. Kelly is an instagram sensation, with just over 539K followers she is one of the most followed celebrities in the hand lettering world!!! WOWZERS!!!!! The reason for Kelly’s success is undoubtedly her classically stunning hand lettering, her easy to follow tips and techniques, her beautiful yet simple videos AND her persistency that anyone can hand letter. Not to sure about that Kelly – giggle giggle.  I am currently enrolled in one of Kelly’s beginner hand lettering courses on facebook so I will keep you all posted 🙂 Be sure to check out Kelly on her website – Kelly Creates – there are a ton of resources on there to get you started,…

Hi everyone! It’s Kelly here, feeling a bit panicked now that Christmas is quickly approaching. I always make a handful of cards at this time of year for those special people in my life (and when you receive one, I guess you will now know you’re ‘special’) Since I am totally obsessed with lettering and watercolors, I thought I would combine the two for my card. This is an easy no-fail design that anyone can replicate. The new Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens distributed by Canuck Crafts should be on your wish list. They come in gorgeous colour sets and are water-based AND have glitter! How perfect for a Christmas card! I actually used a set called “Winter Warmers” with the red, blue and green colours, plus a black Sparkle pen for the hanging strings and writing “Be Merry.” The paper that works beautifully for this technique is the Spectrum Aqua…

  You’re amazing. And do you know why? Because you made 20 cards in one night. Not only that – they are stunning.  You just earned yourself a gold star. All you have to do, is get your hands on the Watercolour Wishes card kit from Stampin’ Up!  #watercolourwishesforthewin This kit comes with everything you need – the stamps, the ink, the washi, sequins, wood veneers – even the adhesive and envelopes are included in this swell looking kraft coloured box. The instructions are included in the box as well. Of course, I didn’t do exactly as the instructions noted – I changed the sentiment and added a sequin or two.  I made some slight variations but I certainly didn’t sway from the delightful style. Five cards. I swooned over each one after I made them. Another five cards. The skinny navy and white striped washi.  I couldn’t get enough.…

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