New year, new techniques? I’ll take that!

January 2016 felt like part two of December 2015. Towards the middle of the month, I was in hospital undergoing surgery, so January was my recovery month. So when February came, I hit the ground running – not literally but you get it right?!

I love the trend of water colouring, so many papercrafters are creating exceptionally beautiful water colour backgrounds and I am in love. So keeping up with the trends, this is what I created.


Supplies use: 



These dual tip brush markers are a dream to work with, they glide onto your acrylic block so easily. With various different colours in a pack, you are spoilt for choice for colour combinations. Using my water brush, I picked up gorgeous radiant colours and applied it to my water colour paper in no particular order – creating a beautiful mess. I left this beautiful mess to dry over night. Once dried, I cut them to 1/3 size of my card base and used the most delightful stamp, Thanks ever so much, from a leading stamp company, Paper Smooches together with the Docrafts Artiste black dye ink to stamp my sentiment. If you are following my blog, you are aware that I am terrified of direct stamping, but this stamp and ink is so pleasant to work with and it really boosted my confidence to direct stamp more often. I hoard collect cute washi tape. I am addicted. So I chose washi tape closest to my watercolour to use in these cards. Once my washi tape was stuck onto the cardstock, to create dimension, I used a generous supply of foam tape to stick the watercolour background panel onto the card. To finish of the card I added some paper flowers and scattered some sequins.

I absolutely adore the finished product! I loved the comments I received on social media about these cards and I am so grateful for seasoned papercrafters who take time to do YouTube tutorials so that I can learn about these beautiful techniques.

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner




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