How to make Easter handmade cards

The Joy of Sets blog hop

If you are searching already ideas for how to make Easter handmade cards, you are in luck as today we are sharing projects for Easter and Spring.  I know you will get lots of inspiration when you hop with us in this blog hop, so be ready to go blog by blog and get ideas for your future Easter projects!

My projects today feature the Welcome Easter stamp set from Stampin’ Up! which has three cute little critters that are perfect for Easter or for Baby cards!! so this set is very versatile and I know you will be able to use it in so many ways!

These little critters can be colored in different ways as these are line images!  The cards I am showcasing in this post are all colored with Stampin’ Blends, a.k.a. Alcohol markers and I am also using a fun sponging technique to color the background!  so let’s get to it! shall we???  😁

How to make Easter Handmade cards 

For these cards, I decided not to use designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper but instead I wanted to try a new technique for the background. I also wanted to show you how to make variations on this technique, so you can get even more ideas on how to modify this technique and get different looks.  Below the picture of these cards. 

How to make Easter Handmade cards using the Welcome Easter stamp set

To make the background on these Easter handmade cards, I made templates that I would use as a stencil. I made two of these templates using the Stitched So Sweetly dies so that I could have different sizes on the sponged background of the cards. For instance the Chick and the Sheep used the largest template and the bunny used the smaller. 

I then sponged the backgrounds using stamping sponges. Please note that I cut the sponge into smaller sections, so that I can have one sponge per color. I attach a tab on the top of each sponge using the circle tab punch in the color that I will use for that sponge. That helps me ensure I am not mixing colors.   

The Color – Combination

For these cards I used the following card stock colors:

The Chick card

  • Mango Melody
  • Pumpkin Pie 
  • Whisper White

The Sheep card

  • Smoky Slate
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Whisper White

The bunny card

  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Whisper White

Easter Handmade Card #1 (Chick)

How to make Easter Handmade cards using the Welcome Easter stamp setFor this first card, I used daffodil delight and pumpkin pie ink pads for the background, I started first with the lighter color and then I added the darker. Tip – is always easier to go darker than going lighter, so always start with the light color and add color to your liking. 

For the die cut under the chick and under the sentiment, I used the Painted labels dies. Please note that I cut the circle label from the same card stock I used as a mat of the whisper white card stock. This always helps me save on paper.  😉

The Chick was colored using alcohol markers, for its body I used So Safron and Daffodil Delight. for its beak and head feathers I used Pumpkin Pie. The cheeks were added using Flirty Flamingo! Doesn’t he look cute? 

If you want to watch a video coloring the same chick but with Watercoloring please watch this video! 

Easter Handmade Card #2 (Sheep)

How to make Easter Handmade cards using the Welcome Easter stamp set For this second card, I use coastal cabana and Bermuda bay for the backgrouund. Once I sponged the background I then stamped the flowers with Bermuda Bay without removing the template/stencil.  This kind of look like creating your own patterned paper, don’t you think? 😉 I then added the sentiment onto the sponged area using memento ink. 

The label under the the sheep was die cut using the Stitched Sentimental dies. I added a banner and silver thread under the sheep.  I think that added a little of texture to the card. 

The Sheep was also colored with alcohol markers. Its face was colored with gray granite and flirty flamingo, its bow was colored with Bermuda bay, and its body was colored with pool party. Please note that whenever the area is mainly white I use pool party just to add a bit of shadow, it is minimum so don’t add too much. 

Easter Handmade Card #3 (Bunny)

How to make Easter Handmade cards using the Welcome Easter stamp set For the last card, I used coastal cabana and gorgeous grape for the background, same as with the first card please start with the lighter color and then the darker color.  After the background is complete you then spatter it with gorgeous grape using the stampin write marker.  If you don’t know how to do this, make sure you watch the video tutorial below. 🙂

The label under the sentiment comes from the painted label dies. The sentiment was stamped in the gorgeous grape strip and then cut the ends of this strip with the Tailored tag punch to for the banner shape. 

The bunny was colored as well with alcohol markers, for this little guy I used gray granite and flirty flamingo. 

 

Video Tutorial with step-by-step instructions

As usual you can watch the video tutorial to see how to make these cards,  I know I am a visual person and I personally enjoy watching how to make it, rather then reading instructions.. Are you the same way?? 😁

Please know that this video is long as I show you how to make all three cards, so I recommend you watch this video when you are winding down and ready to relax.. Like when you are catching up with Netflix shows… 😂😂😂

The Supply List

And then finally if you are interested in getting the full supply list of items I used on these cards, you can get it here. As always this list contains all the links to the products so if you want to get them you can click on the images to go to my online store. I  appreciate your support  🥰

The Blog Hop line up 

As mentioned at the beginning, this is part of a blog hop where we all will be sharing ideas for Easter and Spring, so don’t forget to visit all participating blogs. you can click to the below image to go to the next blog or on the below line up.  I know you will enjoy seeing all the ideas from this talented group!

Next Blog 

Sue Allen

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Annette Ball

Susan Webster

Angie McKenzie

Jennifer Arent

Alejandra Gomez – You are here!

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Easy watercoloring technique for stamped images

Glad to see you here my friend! Today I am sharing an easy watercoloring technique for stamped images, as well as two card layouts that you can use for the images that you will be watercoloring after seeing how easy this is.

If you love coloring, I am sure you will love watercoloring!! or maybe you might have try it but felt overwhelmed or did not get the results you wanted. Well continue reading today’s post as I will be sharing with you some tips and tricks to make it easy for your the next time you try watercoloring stamped images.  

Watercolor supplies needed

This watercoloring technique requires a few supplies that I have listed below. 

  • Watercolor paper
  • Aqua painters
  • Ink pads in different colors  
  • Stazon ink pad (alcohol based)
  • Stamp image

Easy Watercoloring Technique for stamped images 

Here are the simple steps to follow when watercoloring with this technique, I promise you it is easy 😀

Learn how to watercolor stamped images with an easy technique

  1.  – Stamp your image using the stazon ink color, or any alcohol ink pad. I suggest you use a stamp positioning tool in case your image does not transfer well the first time you stamp it.  Watercolor paper is a thicker, porous paper making it at times a bit harder to get a crisp image.
  2.  – Take some ink from your ink pads, you can use a clear block to pick color from the pad onto the block.
  3.  – Check that you have little water on your aqua painter, you want it wet but not dripping wet. 
  4.  – Pick up color from the clear block using the aqua painter. 
  5.  – Start coloring the area of the stamp on that color. NOTE – the less water you have it the sooner the area you color will dry and then you will be able to build color on top getting a darker shade. On the opposite side, the more water you have then the lighter the color will be and it will be harder to build color. 
  6.  – Clean the aqua painter when switching colors by coloring on a scrap of paper until you don’t have any color on the brush.
  7.  – If you feel like you want to take some color out, then just use the wet aqua painter without any color and remove the color. I love this tip as it gives me confidence that I can fix the image to my liking. (kinda like having an eraser 😉)

You can watch the below video where I show you step by step this easy watercoloring technique. I know I am a visual person and sometimes reading instructions confuse me. 😉

If you are nervous when watercoloring give it a try with this easy technique, you will see that you can do it! 

Watercoloring technique video tutorial 

The video below will show you the steps we mentioned above and you will see in action what I meant when talking about the amount of water you need to have on your aqua painter. I think that is the most important thing to note when watercoloring. 

The next step on this process is adding your master piece on a card. Because of this, I felt it would be good to provide two examples for card layouts to use. 

Card Layouts using the watercolored stamped images 

Learn how to watercolor with an easy technique for stamped images This first card layout is very simple.  I added a basic black mat for the watercolor image to accentuate the ink color from the image.

For the card base I used Highland Heather and the designer series paper is actually from the Peaceful Poppies suite.  

And finally I added a sentiment using Pear Pizzas for the card stock and the sentiment of Thinking of you from the same set Peaceful Moments. 

I really love how this card turned out, is very simple, yet it looks really gorgeous because of the beauty of the watercolor image. Don’t you think?   You can watch the following video tutorial to see how this card was assembled. 

 

 

Learn how to watercolor stamped images with an easy technique! The second card is as well very simple. Same as with the first card, I wanted to leave a simple layout to make pop up even more the stamped image that is watercolor. 

I added a mat on the stamped image to accentuate the beauty of the watercoloring. 

For this image, I  used mint macaroon and calypso coral ink pads for the dresses of the little girls. You can use the same technique I explained on the video for this image  😉

And if you are wondering which DSP is this one, this is the in-color 2019-2021 designer series paper and the card base is sahara sand.  

Same as with the first layout, I added the thinking of you sentiment from the same stamp set. 

You can watch the following video tutorial to see how this card was put together as well as dimensions and other tips.

The Complete Supply List 

As always, below you can see the full supply list for all the projects shown on this post. You can click at any of these images to go to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. When you purchase thru my store, you support my stamping business, which helps me continue creating cards and sharing them with you! I truly appreciate all your support 🥰

Also if you want to get the PDF – Tutorial for this post click here! You can save this file after downloading it and refer to it anytime you want to watercolor. 

This PDF has the pictures, the link to the blog post as well as the links to the video tutorials and the complete supply list! I know you don’t want to miss this file!

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