Sunday, May 11, 2014

Watercolor + Font Focus for Verve

I created the soft and subtle background for this card using the technique Aga demonstrated in the Watercolor for Cardmakers class.

I thought I would use it, combined with the watercolor technique demonstrated here to create a card for Verve's Font Focus challenge.

The challenge is to make the sentiment(s) the focus of your card, so I went very clean and simple.  Once my background (created with Inktense pencils) was completely dry, I inked up my stamp with a variety of Distress Inks and stamped on the panel.  Then I misted it with water so it bled a little, used a heat gun to speed up with drying, inked up the sentiment again with Versafine and stamped over the original.

Really quick and easy, but the verse definitely shines here.  I added a little sheer ribbon and rounded a couple of the corners to add some extra interest.

Thanks for coming by, I hope you are having a great weekend/mother's day!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Bazzill Card Shoppe - Candy Necklace Cardstock; Watercolor paper from Target
Stamps:  Verve - Jeremiah 29:11
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce; Versafine
Other:  Derwent - Inktense Pencils; American Crafts - Sheer Ribbon; CM - Corner Rounder; Tombow - Stamp Runner


  1. BEAUTIFUL watercolor Background Miriam. The sentiment is one of my favorite verses.
    Happy Mother's day to you!

  2. Gorgeous card and Happy Mother's Day, Miss Lady!! :)

  3. Wow, you are rocking the watercolor techniques! Love this card (great verse) and the ones you've posted recently.

  4. What a fabulous card and the beautiful colors, I love that sentiment.

  5. Love, love, love this one! Love the soft background and the double stamped sentiment! TFS

  6. Gorgeous card!! Love the soft colors and the ribbon is perfect!!

  7. Gorgeous card, sentiment and techniques! Will have to try!