Grand Vacation Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Preveiw

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Welcome to the Hop!  I hope you are having a great time checking out all the fabulous projects we have to offer and I couldn't be happier that you are here to visit The Creativity Cave by Dena Rekow!

I am so thrilled to share with you a basic watercolor background technique that is so special because it combines that pretty watercolor look with some AMAZING products showcased in our upcoming Holiday Catalog!  These items will be available for purchase starting September 1st so make sure to get your wish list started!  Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see all the amazing blogs on our hop today!  If you like what you see make sure to Subscribe to my mailing list —-> and never miss any of the great projects by subscribing to my blog!  

Now onto my fun projects!

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To create the background you just use an aquapainer with your ink pads (squeeze the lid to the pad to grab the color) and wash.  I made sure to leave a little gap between colors so that the color would not run.  Colors:  Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  I used the watercolor paper and just love how beautiful the swatches look.  You just won't get these results on regular cardstock, so it is worth it to use the Watercolor paper.

Next I stamped the leaf from a new set, Lighthearted Leaves with white ink on Vellum CS. I die-cut the leaf using the leaves framelits and atached it with a little strip of dimensionals (you know the edge pieces).  I placed it so that it was between the two colors, and that way hidden!

I diecut the "grateful" using the Seasonal Frame Thinlits and some Gold Glimmer Paper.  I LOVE these framelits and think they are just the best–I suppose it is the words! 🙂

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I just love the contrast of the white vellum and gold glimmer paper against the watercolor background!

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Then I added the Into The Woods Element with a glue dot.  That's it!  Well, after I made this, I really got going!:

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Same concept, different colors:  Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, and Night of Navy.  Stamps are Flurry of Wishes (coordinates with a new snowflake punch, as well as the Medallion punch, which I used here–again white on vellum).  

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I added some glitter for fun!

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This gorgous card uses the Sparkly Season stamp set and the new Real Red Pom-Pom Trim!  Colors are Real Red and Old Olive.

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Falala in silver glimmer paper (LOVE these words–they are so fun!!)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day and please visit again soon! (links for Holiday Items not allowed until the catalog goes live Sept. 1)

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24 thoughts on “Grand Vacation Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Preveiw”

  1. Watercolour is my absolute favourite technique and these cards are the perfect way to introduce others to its beauty. Love all your cards and the different ways you have completed them. Very inspiring.

  2. those colors pop right off the page! Will be casing one (or more!) for a class very soon. The vellum leaf is just stunning with the glitter word. Now why didn’t I think of that?


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