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Colorful watercolor cards | Zsoka Marko

Colorful watercolor cards | Zsoka Marko

Hello lovelies,

Zsoka here with you today sharing some bright, happy and colorful watercolor cards. I actually didn't make these cards at the same time (more like over a month time), but I pulled them together for one blog post because they are pretty similar. 

I love colors. Colors make me happy. I made the Adventure Awaits card first and because I loved these bright colors, I just kept on using them on the other 3 cards too! For all these cards I used a 4.25x5.5" watercolor panel that I then mounted on a same sized card base.

For my first card I picked the super-duper adorable Enjoy the Journey stamp and die sets designed by Irene Chan. I love her designs! The little girl and bunny in the cup image is too cute! However on today's card I decided to only use the balloons from this set. 

I started stamping them - some I masked to give it some dimension. For the same reason I also die cut a couple. Then I masked all balloons and created clouds in the background. I was so glad I still remembered from my baking phase how to achieve this effect ha!

I then colored in my balloons using a mix of distress markers and Prima and Kuretake watercolors. I stamped the sentiment on one of the balloons, popped up a couple with foam adhesive, added a bow and done!

Next up is the cute Birds and Bows stamp set, designed by Matthew Wilson. Gosh, I'll say this a lot, but so adorable! I'm in love with everything in the January stamp and die release!

I stamped the tree branches and the birds first with black ink, then I started working on the little images that I then fussy cut out. I stamped a lot more than what I eventually ended up using, but I wanted to have some different options to try.

I colored in the birds with watercolors. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. The Celebrate sentiment comes from the Sweet Treats set. I added a light blue watercolor wash to the background so the sentiment stands out. 

I started adding the little bows and circles, some with pop dots to create some dimension. I also stamped a couple of poms or whatever those are :).

For my next card I combined images from two stamp sets, Tealightful day and Bird with Flowers, both designed by Lizzie M. I stamped the teacup first then masked it and stamped all the flowers and birds.

Then I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.

I colored the images using watercolors and added some white highlights to them. Last but not least I added a light blue watercolor wash to my background. 

On my last card I used the Fleur 1 stamp set. I stamped the image twice, without any masking, and added a couple of smaller images in the white spaces.

I used watercolors again to color the flowers. As before, I white embossed the sentiment and added a light blue wash of color to the background. 

I hope you like today's inspiration! I'll be back very soon with more!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!





2. Mar 01, 2018

All of those cards are stunning! Although, the scene with the birds with the strings of ornaments is my favourite. It just makes me smile.

Annette Gordon
1. Feb 28, 2018

Awesome cards!I really love those fun balloons and the beautiful colors you used!

Denise Bryant

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