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Video Series: Quick and Easy Cards – Card #3

Quick and Easy Cards

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Welcome to card #3 in the series! This card is a quick watercolor wash, a stamp, and then some splatters. I did add the white outline detail because I couldn’t help myself. 🙂

Quick and Easy Cards

Another variation to this card would be to white emboss your sentiment before the watercolor so it is resisted.

To make this video more interesting, I experimented with multiple mediums. The one you see in the card is Peerless watercolor. I also created panels with these mediums:

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I watercolored each one in the video and walked through the comparisons, with the exception of the Ranger distress crayons. I wasn’t impressed with the results of these, so I didn’t want to spend too much time on it. I just showed the panel for comparison purposes.

Anyway, enjoy and I’ll be back next week with the last card!

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Gansai Tambi colors used: #32, 34, and 43
Peerless colors used: Scarlet Cake, Jackqueminot Red, and Gamboge Yellow

Oriental Orchid
Oriental Orchid
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Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
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Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
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Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
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Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
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Candied Apple Distress Ink
Candied Apple Distress Ink
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Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry
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Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade
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Size 12 Round Brush
Size 12 Round Brush
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
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Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
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Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
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Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
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Gansai Tambi Black
Gansai Tambi Black
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Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
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Comments

  1. wrote on June 17th, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Connie

    I loved this bright and cheery card and the sentiment is one of my favourites.. Did you blend the Distress Crayons with water on your finger or just blend them with your dry finger? They didn’t seem to blend all that well. I agree that the Gansai Tambi worked best for the background because the paints are rather opaque. I find the Peerless to be much more translucent and not so good for backgrounds. I was surprised that the Distress Ink was very much the same as the Peerless. Overall, it was quite an informative video. Thanks so much!

  2. wrote on June 17th, 2016 at 7:38 am

    jsupport

    Great quick and easy card, Darlene! I like the Peerless Watercolors, but don’t use them as often as I’d like.

    This looks like a card you’d give to one of your daughters and I was just wondering…What do your girls do with all the cards your’ve given them over the years?

    • wrote on June 18th, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Jacqueline. Good question! Alaina (15) tosses them in drawers, so you’ll find them in various places in her room. Courtney (11) has a special box she stores them in, along with every lunch note. 🙂

  3. wrote on June 17th, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Diana

    Great video! Really appreciated the use of different mediums. Thank you!

  4. wrote on June 17th, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Carol Mac

    Great comparison, Darlene. Still…I find your photograph on this site so much more vibrant looking than when watching your video. Not complaining, just letting you know. do you think this would work with Zigs? ?

    • wrote on June 18th, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes, you could definitely use the Zigs. If you didn’t use water, you could get really vibrant results.

  5. wrote on June 17th, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Carol Mac

    Oh yeah, I forgot to say how much I was laughing when you had ink on your finger and touched the paper! I do that all the time…I was the one who said I get inky fingers with the misty in the forum…how I do it, I don’t know but the ink finds me! I am getting better but still doing it sometimes! ?

    • wrote on June 18th, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Connie

      Ditto Carol Mac. I too have a tendency to get inky fingers, so join the party!!!

  6. wrote on June 17th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Andrea

    Gorgeous cards! Love the color combination–it really says summer, especially here in Texas. 🙂 I was wondering if you tried blending the Distress crayons with your finger & water, or just the wet brush? I’ve heard that they only blend well when you apply some amount of pressure & moisture to move the color. They won’t blend with just a brush. I saw a video that Sandy Allnock did recently with Distress crayons, and her backgrounds turned out pretty well overall. For the most successful results, she used her finger, moistening it slightly with a baby wipe. Anyway, just a thought. Thank you for sharing this–and for the longer video! Your favorite stalker ~ Andrea 😀

    • wrote on June 18th, 2016 at 12:15 am

      Connie

      Hi Andrea! Thought of you when I saw that Darlene’s video this time was a bit longer. LOL! As for the Distress Crayons, I asked Darlene the same question. I just got my Distress Crayons and find that I get a better blend with a moist finger. I just put my finger in the water instead of a brush and use it in the same way.

    • wrote on June 18th, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Andrea. I used a brush with water. I’ll try your finger trick and see how it goes. Thanks for the tip!

  7. wrote on June 18th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    floderby

    This is a beautiful card. I love playing around with watercolors. I will be making a few of these and just waiting for the right sentiment to use. Very nice.

  8. wrote on June 21st, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Susan Berry

    Love the colors on the cards. I have been on the fence about buying watercolors, but I would love to make this card. Thanks

  9. wrote on June 22nd, 2016 at 9:10 am

    deneen03

    Beautiful card and great comparison video. So happy that you left in the inky mishaps made me feel like I’m not the only one that sometimes has many attempts at what should be a simple card LOL 🙂

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