Watercolor Pumpkins

What's fall without some pumpkins?  Same goes in card making.  I made this card for a card swap and also my monthly card club.  Duo purpose card.  Gotta love it.  Can  you recognize where this stamp came from?  It's just one stamp of 25 from the At Home with You set from the annual catalog.  It's designed to go next to a door, but I like it all by itself.  Look at what you all get with this stamp set!  And the best thing is that it also has framelits so no fussy cutting.  

I dug out the watercolor pencils to color the stamped image.  Sometimes I have a tendency to forget about these.  What's nice about the watercolor pencils is that you don't get any  lines the markers leave.  And it's so easy to blend and shade with the colors.  You could use watercolor paper and the aqua painters.  But I used the blender pens with Very Vanilla cardstock.  

It's super easy.  Just color the image with the watercolor pencils.  Starting with the lightest color, use the blender pen and color over the image.  Do this one color at a time.  In between colors, just wipe the blender pen off on your grid paper and go on to the next.  Look at the picture.  The left image is just watercolor pencils.  The right image is with the blender pen.  It gives a polished look to your card.

Isn't the difference amazing?  And it's super easy to do.  I'm not a big fan of coloring, but this was fun to play with.  Brings out the kid in me.  The key is to clean the blender pen in between the colors so don't forget.






Click on the picture for the dimensions and instructions.  Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Until next time...Stampin' Always

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper