Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray

The weather here is FINALLY so nice! I haven't been stamping much since I've been outside enjoying it. (And training for my 10K, which is coming up next Saturday! Eep!!) But, I did have this card done and ready to go since yesterday was my BFF Andrea's birthday. We are celebrating today! I think this card is super cute.

Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Water Color
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Slumber Specialty
Stamp Pads (Classic): Stazon Black, plus Sahara Sand, Ruby Red & Baja Breeze for watercoloring
Accessories/Tools: Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, Blender Pens

I used a watercolor technique I learned at Regionals a few weeks ago. I actually do have the Sahara Sand and Ruby Red markers (I only have a handful of markers...), so rather than just just coloring the image in... I tried what I learned! Color the marker on the plastic stamp box, then draw the juice into your blender pen. Use that to watercolor in your image. I think it turned out really soft and subtle, especially the hippo. It's definitely more "watercolory" (if that's a word) than just coloring it in with the markers!

BLOG update: As of this morning I'm at 2929 hits! I hope I can make it to 3000 by the end of the weekend. :) and I am still thinking of some good stuff for my 5K hits blog candy. :)


  1. This is darling! Good luck with your 10K!!


  2. Adorable card Tracy! The watercolor technique I'll have to try... :) Good luck on the 10K and I hope the weather will be super nice for everyone!! Smiles... :)

  3. Great job with the marker/blender pen watercolouring technique! I really like the effect it gives. Good luck on your 10K!

  4. Love the color combo on this card - and great job with the watercoloring.

  5. This is too, too cute!! Good luck with the 10K!! Oh my word! :)

  6. Wow Tracy - this is adorable!!! I bet your friend just loves it! :) (How could she not?)

  7. Sweet card! And you're training for a marathon - wowzers! Good luck!

  8. This is so cute! I really need to break this set out again!!


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