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April 07, 2021

Water Coloured Cards

Hi Everybody,

I have recently found joy in water colouring again and over the weekend I have created these two cards using my Gansai Tambi paint set.

I used the Spring Summer die and stamp set from Card Making Magic and I embossed the stamped flowers in gold powder, and cut and coloured more than enough for these two cards.

On this top card I used the Trellis A5 embossing folder after sketching a black line around the edges.

I arranged the flowers and leaves with foam pads under some of them and then dotted the card with pale aqua ink and sequins.

The sentiment is from the Sentiments stamp & die set from CMM

For the second card I used the new Whimsical Herringbone stamp from Altenew and stamped it with clear ink and embossed it in gold.
I decided to paint in some of the stamped pattern in the aqua paint and offset it on my card base with foam under it for dimension

The sentiment stamp on this card is from an old set that I have and I used black ink to add it under the panel to follow the shape.

I am more than happy with both cards and I think they have a fresh clean look to them .

I love the new stamp from Altenew and will be using it often.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Something I've not tried yet Christina, but it looks fun. Karen Holmes

  2. Amazing and so creative cards! Fab images and design!
    Valerija xx

  3. Two great cards they’re both lovely.


  4. Good Morning Christina. Really beautiful cards today Christina. And great that you are enjoying your crafting. Keep up the good work. Glad you are feeling better each day. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone.
    Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

  5. Two lovely cards.I've just got around to using pencils for colouring.Think it will be a while before I try paint 😊 !xx

  6. Two most beautiful cards...luv Ursula xx

  7. Beautiful cards Christina...well done & TFS

  8. Hello Christina,
    These are stunning. Hope you are getting more mobile daily.
    Maureen x

  9. Hi Christina I hope you are feeling much better today, the two cards are lovely it is nice to see something a little different and once again you have done it, once again thank you for sharing.
    Maria xx

  10. Beautiful cards, Christina.
    Stay safe and healthy.

  11. Lovely cards Christina. I like the use of the heat embossed panel and the embossing folder for the backgrounds x

  12. Absolutely gorgeous cards, so striking. Diana Lawton xxx

  13. Two beautiful cards Christina. It's so relaxing to colour in and this is lovely
    Maria x

  14. Great watercolor application

  15. Both cards are lovely!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  16. Both cards are just Stunning.

  17. Love these cards Christina I wish I could paint like this stunning.
    anne Owens xx

  18. Both are very pretty cards. I think I like the second one best, I think it is the background only though. Must get into this water colouring for my cards. Lovely.


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