Follow Your Art ~ Watercolored Card

Hello lovely crafty peeps! Happy Tuesday!

Want to know how to make a fabulous and fun watercolored stripe card? Read on....

Today I am sharing a fun card using the Follow Your Art Suite of products. This is personally one of my favourite suites from the annual catalogue - it really does call out to all those crafty at heart!

I was inspired by a card shown in the front of the Annual Catalogue which was a mini notecard. I decided to let it inspire me and make a bigger version!
That is my biggest tip for those that feel that they have lost their mojo or need some inspiration...refer back to the catalogues! - they are the perfect idea books!

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see a full list of products used to create today's project, all of which are available in my store here.

Here's a look at the full finished card.
Quite an array of colours!! But it's so bright and happy-full!

Here's a list of the colours I have used:

They are just so bright and so fun.

Here's my couple of tips to create this card.

Tip 1) I have used Shimmery White Cardstock - this is fantastic for watercoloring because 1) it has some lovely shimmer and 2) it can handle a bit of water when watercoloring.

Tip 2) As you can see I have a bit of bleed, which I personally don't mind - but it's best to work one colour at a time and dry with a heat gun in between - and make sure it's totally dry before adding the next colour.

Tip 3) I have used our Aqua Painters and had a paper towel handy to clean in between colours. The aqua painters are fantastic for techniques like this.

Tip 4) Once this piece is COMPLETELY dry, I have added the silver heat embossing with the sequins. The piece needs to be entirely dry before doing this step.

Tip 5) To distress the edges of this piece I have simply once dry run my bone folder over the front and back of the one corner that I wanted distressed and folded over. You need to do this a few times to break apart the fibres in the cardstock and then it will easily tear apart and fold over. This adds extra texture and dimension.

Here's a close up of the finished card where you can see how it all came together.
I have used the coordinating dies from the It Starts With Art Bundle to create the borders which I have due cut in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana. I have then just trimmed these down with scissors to be the perfect size for my card front.

I cut a circle from the Stitched Shapes for my sentiment which I have stamped in Gorgeous Grape.

I did also stamp one of the binder clips which I have coloured with Pool Party and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends. I have then further embellished with a paper clip and some felt pieces from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. I love that kit!!!

Here's a look at my decorated insert for my card.
I have kept this pretty simple with layers of Basic Black and Whisper White. 
I have then stamped a sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and stamped a couple of the images from the It Starts with Art bundle and coloured them with Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Pool Party Stampin' Blends. I have cut these out with the coordinating dies.

I hope you found todays card inspiring and got some mojo to go and create in a time like this when we are at home - and probably spending a lot more time in front of our craft desks!

Be sure to check below where I have linked all the products I have used.
Now is a good time to get them before some of them possibly retire with the release of our new upcoming catalogue.

Don't forget to use my monthly host code as shown below as you will get a FREE packet of Gilded Gems worth $12.25 and a handmade card from me!

Big crafty hugs! xx

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