Altenew watercolor wonders sympathy card by Rachel Vass

Sympathy watercolour card

Altenew

Hi there,

It’s a shame that we need these cards but there are so many wonderful companies out there like Altenew who make it a little bit easier.

Altenew watercolor wonders sympathy card by Rachel Vass

Altenew watercolor wonders sympathy card by Rachel Vass

I used zig clean colour real brushes and Altenew watercolor wonders stamp set on Bockingford Watercolor paper.  The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps challenge 160 – Flowers

Sunday Stamps – Berry Good colours

CAS watercolour June Challenge 

HLS June watercolor Challenge

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes 

 

by Rachel Vass

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Altenew Hug Me card by Rachel Vass

Hug Me watercoloured card

Altenew

Happy Monday!

I just got this Altenew stamp set and dies called Hug Me and it is so cute – be prepared to be bored with card posts using this set over the next few weeks.

Altenew Hug Me card by Rachel Vass

A friend gave me the large background stamp – but without packaging so not sue who it’s by, if you know please please let me know – so I stamped it using my Misti and black ink onto a top folding card base.  I watercoloured the cute fox, die cut him out, added a sentiment and some enamel dots.  A quick and easy card.

Altenew Hug Me card by Rachel Vass

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps challenge #145 – stamped image and sentiment

Marker Pop challenge #118 Watercolor – People and Animals

 City Crafter Challenge #1 (week 356) Case Me if you can 

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #236 – Anything Goes

 

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Pink watercoloured Popping In card by Rachel Vass using waffle flower products

Watercoloured embossed Baby Card

Waffle Flower

Hiya.

It’s been lovely and sunny here in north east Scotland this week which seems to have brought my mojo with it.

Pink watercoloured Popping In card by Rachel Vass using waffle flower products

My card uses beautiful paper from Pebbles called Lullaby along with a strip of gold cardstock for the bedroom.  I then heat embossed the cutest images from Popping In by Waffle Flower and then coloured them with Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolour paints on Bockingford watercolour paper. Aren’t these images just adorable?

Pink watercoloured Popping In card by Rachel Vass using waffle flower products

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolouring Challenge

Addicted to Stamps challenge #145 – my images and sentiment were stamped then embossed

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #236 – Anything goes

Alphabet Challenge – B for Bunnies

 

Ombré green watercolour love card by Rachel Vass using Addies Garden

Fun and fresh watercolour background

Winnie and Walter

Hi peeps!

I’ve had a lovely morning tramping through the woods with my little one as he excitedly says ooh at everything. The fresh spring day inspired this card.
Ombré green watercolour love card by Rachel Vass using Addies Garden

I first of all stamped lots of leaf images from Winnie and Walter ADDIES GARDEN using my MINI MISTI to make sure I got a good bold impression on the textured watercolor card. Then I used three distress inks,  CRACKED PISTACHIO, MOWED LAWN and EVERGREEN BOUGH to create my background piece.

I white heat embossed the Winnie and Walter SENDING YOU sentiment on black cardstock and added it to my card base along with some fussy cut leaf images from ADDIES GARDEN that I had used on the background. I added these with 3D foam squares for dimension and placed them hanging off the card to give some added movement.

Ombré green watercolour love card by Rachel Vass using Addies Garden

Ombré green watercolour love card by Rachel Vass using Addies Garden

Hope you like today’s card!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Winnie and Walter Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri

Winnie and Walter Off the Page Challenge with Keren

Winnie and Walter Three Challenge with Shay – I used three shades of distress ink

Winnie and Walter Sequin Challenge with Kate

Simon Says Stamp February Work it Wednesday – make something with Green

 

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Addies Garden bold flowers thanks card by Rachel Vass

card fail?

Thank you cards, Winnie and Walter

Hiya.

So… quite a title eh? I uhmed and ahhed about posting this card.  I am sure there are many of you that spend ages trying to perfect a card, tweaking it here and there and still it just doesn’t feel, right at the end sometimes.

This card is like that but I spent so much time on it that I thought you know what, maybe there are parts that may still inspire someone – even if it’s in a what not to do kind of way, lol.  There are also elements I love and bits that I just don’t feel work.  Maybe it will grow on me – would love your opinion.  Should I point out why I think it goes in the fail pile?

Addies Garden bold flowers thanks card by Rachel Vass

So first of all, my black cardstock just doesn’t seem to hold up under the weight of a few layers – running off to order new cardstock asap.

And… I think in the photo especially the pink sequin is the wrong shade, ugh.  It has an iridescence and changes in the light so actually looks quite lovely in person, honest.

Plus in hindsight I think the flowers at the top are just too big.

I did do the watercolour stripes myself and quite like the uneven effect they give as a contrast to the flowers.

Addies Garden bold flowers thanks card by Rachel Vass

Addies Garden bold flowers thanks card by Rachel Vass

What do you think?

I made this card with the Winnie and Walter challenges in mind so I’m going to enter it anyway:

Winnie and Walter Mood Board with Heather P – I used the pink and the black and white strips along with the flowers as inspiration.

Winnie and Walter Off the Page with Keren

Winnie and Walter Sequin Challenge with Kate

Winnie and Walter Three Challenge with Shay – I added three flowers and three sets of leaves

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes