Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 05, 2015

Two techniques - One card

Hi Everybody,

On todays card I have combined two very different techniques to give a really pretty look.

The background is called Caught In Crystal and the video for this will be with you soon.

The Roses are water colored with Aqua Tints from Spectrum Noir 

The stamp is the Vintage Flowers  from Make The Day Special  website and they have some beautiful stamps to choose from

The panel is layered onto black card and added with foam behind it to raise it up.

I am playing a lot with these Aqua Tints and really liking the effect and I will get better as I learn more about water coloring ... I promise !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Good morning Christina, I just love, love, love your card.
    Those roses are stunning, off to have a look at that stamp
    Have a great day.
    Patricia x

  2. The card is soo pretty!)

  3. That is lovely, nothing wrong with your painting
    cheers kaye

  4. Lovely card, very pretty.


  5. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card, love the rose stamp.
    Hope you are having and Griff are having a good time at the GP.

  6. Gorgeous card and I love the colors they are awesome. Love the flowers.

  7. Hi Christina lovely card and i would be thrilled if i could
    colour like that ,never mind getting better.
    Marion H

  8. well Christina i think you are doing some great work with the coloring. keep up the good work.

  9. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card. I can't actually see anything wrong with your colouring. I think it's very good.

  10. Hi Christina
    Love this one. I wish I could colour as well as you. Perfect shading.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. Hi Christina, a beautiful card. Love how you have coloured the flowers.

  12. It is lovely Christina, but I, like you am not into stamping and colouring....I do so much prefer my dies....Hope you have a great day today at the British Grand Prix....
    luv Ursula xx

  13. Good Morning Christina :) Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Card this morning! Love, Love, Love, both techniques used! Thank you sooooo much for sharing. Enjoy a lovely day and be safe in your travels. Big Hugs.

  14. Hi Christina
    A very simple, but beautiful card. Nice to see Blue roses instead of the usual pinks or reds
    Margaret xxx

  15. A lovely card - looking forward to seeing the background video. xxx

  16. A very lovely card Christina. Enjoy your time together today with Griff xxx

  17. A lovely card Christina you have made a lovely job of your colouring ,a really nice card.

  18. I, too, am looking forward to background video, all your tutorials explain clearly for us,. thank you. Dianax

  19. Hi Christina a beautiful card love everything about it. Hope you had a great day lovely seeing Lewis Hamilton win he looked so happy.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  20. Lovely card Christina, I love caught in crystal. Pat x

  21. Very pretty card!! I can't wait till the Aqua Tints are available in the US!! TFS!

  22. Lovely card today Christina. Can't see anything wrong with your colouring. It's very good.

  23. Hi Christina, a lovely stamped card today and your shading on the roses looks great. I find that very difficult to do. Think I rush too much. X

  24. Hi Christina,
    Love the card and great techniques.
    Di B. x

  25. It's a very pretty card, Christina, and I look forward to the tutorial.

  26. Your coloring with the Aqua Tints is sooo beautiful. The shading is so well done. I also really like the sentiment. I really like sentiments that are larger than a single line and have a bit more to say. I'll definitely be checking out the stamps. Another fabulous card!

  27. Lovely card Christina. Looking forward to the background video. I thinks
    K your coloring technique is pretty darn good, as I'm also working on learning to use the Spectrum Noir pens.


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