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Hello! Today I’m sharing a simple trick you can do with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and an adorable card CASEing Louise Sharp from the Global Design Project. When CASEing a card, we may choose to follow it closely or loosely, but the inspiration should be evident. Here’s the card we’re CASEing by Louise Sharp:

Global Design Project #GDP080

Global Design Project #GDP080 CASE the Designer Challenge: Louise Sharp.

When I made my card, I tried super hard to keep it totally adorable, which is Louise’s style [i.e. everything she makes] and I really liked the layout, so that was my inspiration. The tag on the CASE card immediately reminding me of the That’s the Tag Bundle, but I wanted to incorporate watercolor into my card too. Here’s how I did it:

Watercolor Pencil Stencil

First, I made a stencil using one of the Thinlits—I chose the flower to keep on the challenge theme. Next, I used washi tape to hold the stencil over Watercolor Paper and traced the image using Watercolor Pencils. Finally, I spread the color within their lines using an Aqua Painter. When the painting dried, I added a little more color wherever I needed to and repeated the process. Overall, this was a quick an easy card to make.

I used Crumb Cake Cardstock to make a 4-bar card base (3.5″ x 5″), layered with Pool Party Cardstock and a smaller piece of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. The sentiment was stamped directly onto some ribbon with StāzOn Ink. StāzOn is permanent ink that work well on lots of surfaces including this satin ribbon. Linen Thread finishes the tag.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card today and hopefully you’re thinking about the craft dies in your stash. Are there any you’re going to try using as a stencil? That would make my day.

Don’t forget to join us at Global Design Project this week and share your project based on Louise’s card.


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  • Reply Melissa Miller

    Absolutely brilliant technique, Shawn!! I definitely need to give this a try.

    March 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Tammy I DeWitt

    Very cute! I think I can use this technique with my students who make cards for an area nursing home — thanks for sharing!

    March 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Yes! Glad you said that. As I was making today’s post, I thought this would be great for kids too.

      March 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Robbye Hamilton

    A really beautiful card Shawn. I love the water coloring. I’m really liking your blog’s new look.

    March 27, 2017 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    Buy the way, I love the new look of your blog…you have been busy

    March 27, 2017 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    Love it!!! Super cute and the flower you painted is beautiful!!!

    March 27, 2017 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Julie DiMatteo

    Love your project and love the new look of your blog!!!

    March 27, 2017 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Kylie Bertucci

    What an Awesome technique Shawn! Love it. You are so talented. I really want to give this a try.

    March 27, 2017 at 4:45 am
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