Pals Paper Arts 227

Since I had the day off today I decided to sleep in a little, something that I never do. Not much to report today, just glad to be off of work. I’m going to try and get some things done around the house and maybe see some peeps. Oh, and let’s wish Michael a safe flight home, and a speedy return back here real soon.

Today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 227

I did another watercolor card, I just can’t get enough of it lately! My card starts off with a base of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock, on top of that is a piece of Crushed Curry to back the main panel. I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set in Crushed Curry and then took my damp paint brush and pulled the color from the stamped image into the flower. We have some really great images for watercoloring with this technique and this is one of the best ones. Some Old Olive is brushed on to the stem and completes the flower. The greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Finally I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in Pumpkin Pie, watercolored it too and punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly punch and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional. A little fluff of the wings and the card is finished. A simple but pretty birthday card for someone special! I really hope that you are enjoying my little obsession with watercoloring and that you liked today’s card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I thank you for stopping by and I hope that you all have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

PPA 227-WM

PPA 227 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Blooming With Kindness and Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Tool: Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paint Brush and SNAIL


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38 Replies to “Pals Paper Arts 227”

  1. Justin, I’m loving your watercoloring. This is the first time I’ve seen this stamp and really liked the stem. I’ve used it in the past and just didn’t ink up the stem. But it looks great on your card.
    Enjoy your day off and have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you Gerri! I;m really enjoying the watercoloring and it’s so nice and simple to do it this way! I hope that you are having a good weekend! 🙂

  2. Great watercoloring Justin. Glad to see that yes you CAN do it i.e. sleep in a little! It was snowing early this morning so I decided to stay home. The radio is reporting a lot of accidents between here and work so really, since they terminated me, I don’t feel as guilty when I don’t force myself to drive in those conditions.
    Hope little Daniel has a wonderful birthday and wishing you a super weekend. And safe trip back to your friend too…. it’s a long way!

    1. Thank you Louise! LOL! I did sleep in, not like me at all. Just in a little bit of a funk. You shouldn’t feel guilty for staying home, even if they didn’t terminate you! Your safety is the most important thing!
      The party will be fun! Michael arrived safely this morning. You have a nice weekend my friend! 🙂

  3. Oh my, oh my, oh my Justin! This card is so amazingly beautiful that I can’t even find the words to describe it. Dramatic – that’s what it is – dramatic! Having that white space around this gorgeous flower allows the flower to really take the stage. Can you tell that I absolutely love it? LOL And, of course, the butterfly would be attracted to such an awesomely fabulous bloom.

    Have a safe trip Michael!

    1. Thank you! I can tell that you love it!! That makes me happy! Michael arrived safely this morning. 🙂

  4. Aww… what a lovely birthday card! You shouldn’t have 😉 Today happens to be my birthday, Justin! Thank you always for the wonderful inspiration and sweet stories of your day-to-day — I always look forward to reading your posts. Have a beautiful day!

    1. Thanks so much Jeanie! LOL! Really?!?! Well, a very happy birthday to you and this can be your virtual card!! I hope that you had a lovely birthday! 🙂

  5. This card totally made me smile today! Raining and a little dark today in Orlando but this was so sunny! One of my fav sentiments, too! Thanks for joining the Pals color challenge this week! Hugs my friend!

    1. Yay! Thank you Windy! I’m so happy that I got to brighten your day! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  6. beautiful card, next order will include watercolor paper. I must try this technique and you make it sound easy.

    1. Thank you Lynne! Yes, you need Watercolor paper! It’s really is very easy and I love the results! 🙂

  7. Hi Justin! Hope you are enjoying your day away from work! You deserve it! I love your card for today…the watercolor effect with this flower is just gorgeous. I’m also lovin’ that butterfly…so pretty. Have a great rest of your day and a great weekend also!

    1. Hello Karen!
      I was glad to have the day off for sure! So happy you enjoyed the card and I hope that you had a nice day! 🙂

  8. No way!!! I am way behind on my emails, so I am seeing this post before your previous ones, but wow, what a gorgeous card! Love the color combo! Stunning! I love how you took that open flower and blended the color into it. I’m keeping this post in my FAV’s folder. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. I’m behind on a lot lately too Bobbi! You’re not alone! Thank you! So glad that you like the card! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  9. Beautiful! and so Springly, I wish, LOL

    I too love watercoloring, I find it so relaxing. Take care

  10. Sorry, I forgot to enter my name so if this is duplicate I apologize.

    Gorgeous card, makes me think of Spring, LOL I wish.

    I too like to watercolor, very relaxing. Enjoy your long weekend

    1. That’s ok Linda! I think I ma going to turn back on the reminder for names! I too am wishing for spring! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  11. Justin–so lovely. Not only are your cards beautiful but your settings are just as creative and lovely. No one beauty would have thought of a ceramic berry box but the color and the theme are perfect.

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