**VIDEO** You Juggle So Much! (Coloring with Watercolor Marker + Discount Code!)


Hip hip hooray! Sweet Stamp Shop is having a first segment of June release – There are THREE adorable stamp sets and you do not want to miss! Scroll down below for an exclusive 10% discount code just for today.

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I had so much ball creating this card – lots of cute images that were hand drawn and cute sentiments that were hand written, all by our new SSS designer Evelin Tee. Stamp set showcased here is Juggling Act and the bear is super duper cute! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on and play with the set.

Check out the exclusive video I created for SSS – close up look on the stamp set and a start-to-finish tutorial on how to create this cute card. I use some water based marker to color in the image and you don’t want to miss the tips I am sharing in the video.

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**VIDEO** Happy Birthday To You! (Watercolor Background)

Welcome to this week’s brand-new Fresh Take Friday episode! (This is my 3rd post today – For special 20% discount codes on SSS and Ellen Hutson, please click HERE / For my 1st post, click HERE)


I was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Case Study. If you have a chance to do some cardmaking this weekend, make sure to participate in the challenge! For my card, I decided to focus on the color scheme.


I don’t know about you, but I am really digging watercoloring at the moment and having so much fun experimenting with different products. I do not own too many watercolor products but I will expand my “collection” as I go on. If you are just starting with watercolor and don’t want to invest in it with too much money, I highly recommend trying out the Lowe Cornell Watercolor Set – I got it only for $7 and it works great!! You can always move on to the higher quality products when you feel comfortable with it.

The background color has two different shades of yellow. I always like to start with lighter color and add few areas of darker color when creating a watercolor background. It seems to be easier for me when I blend the shades.


Another tip, really important tip, if you want a really well blended look, make sure to saturate your watercolor paper with clean water first, then add your colors. They will blend nicely with minimal effort.

I love this bold and lovely sentiment from the Make A Wish Stamp Set by Mama Elephant. I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and added few stars using the Hero Arts Charcoal Ink Pad. Then I went in with my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to add nice shimmer on those cute stars.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and the tutorial! Let me know if you have any questions – I’d be happy to answer!!

Have a great weekend!