Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby Card with CTMH Daydream Paper, Ms. On the Go, Watercolor Pencil Technique and Wishes Cardmaking Pattern

I finally had a chance to play with this great stamp set "Ms. On the Go" the other night to create a card for a friend who is due soon. I love how you can color the mommy in to match the person you are sending the card to, such a nice personalized touch!

This is one of the new 4.5x4.5" cool square cards from the new Wishes book. As you can tell from my previous post I really love our books (LOL). I'm totally a more-bang-for-your-buck kind of gal so I love helping people maximize their dollars.

The card is not high on bulky bling as I'm sending it in the mail. I used our Daydream paper pack and cut one of the wavy strips off a full 12x12 sheet and then put two of them back to back to make the 2" strip in the center. The primary image is from Ms. On the Go colored in with watercolor pencils and a blending pen.

Ah, watercolor pencils.... Such a great tool! They can truly make you look and feel like an artist. I can't draw very well (my mother painted and minored in art in college and my brother is an architect so I know my drawing skills are not up to snuff) but stamping makes me into an instant artist! You use watercolor pencils just like regular coloring pencils but when you are done coloring you take a clear marker called a blending pen and go over the image - it is moist so it blends all the coloring into a nicely painted look. I like to go darker around the edges and then lighter in the center of the image so it looks a bit shaded as well. Very fun tool in your tool box!

Materials:
Paper: Daydream Level 2 Paper Pack
Stamps: Ms. On the Go, Family Ties - Adults, Family Ties - Children (for mama and baby)
Inks: Black, Hollyhock
Other: Watercolor pencils, Blending Pen, Black Bitty Brad, Paper Piercer

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Cute card. You gave me an idea. I have made a little gift of 3x3 cards in a pizza box for a friend's daughter who just had a baby but I didn't make her a card. I can use your idea, if you are okay with that?
Thanks

Dawn said...

Congratulations, Paige!

I have given you the Lemonade Stand award. You have done such an outstanding job with your blog!

Please check it out at my blog: http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/

Paige Dolecki said...

Leslie - Sure you can use this card as a model! I know you'll have fun playing with that stamp set!

Paige

Paige Dolecki said...

Dawn -

As my daughter would say "OMG!" Thank you so much! I'm blown away by the response to my site remodel. I'm so glad you all are enjoying the changes I've made! You really made my day! I'll post my award links later (I'm in the middle of an insane week that won't slow down till Saturday). There are so many wonderfully creative and generous CTMH consultants to choose from!

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