Paper Sweeties July Release Party!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's New Release Day at Paper Sweeties! The new Wish and Bee Happy stamp sets, as well as the coordinating Sweet Cuts die sets are available for purchase now! I used the sweet little bee image from the Bee Happy set for my card today.
I'm still trying to figure out the whole watercolor trend and decided to give it a try on this card, and what the heck, I thought I'd try to turn it into a CAS card at the same time. CAS is definitely not my strong suit! I followed the June Week 1 Viva la Verve sketch, which I turned upside down, but instead of a lot of layers, I just watercolored loose color blocks, then painted black lines between them. The white splatters are acrylic paint. I stamped the bee onto another piece of watercolored paper, added Stickles to the wings, and colored over the stripes with a Black Spica pen. After stamping the Bee Happy sentiment, I made a bow from three strands of Licorice Twine, stuck a couple of leaf pins in, and glued three Cotton Candy sequins to the center of the bow. I sprinkled some Marshmallow sequins over the rest of the card. 
I used the same watercolors on the inside of the card, just watered down more, then stamped the leafy stem from the Bee Happy set onto paper that I had watercolored in green, then die cut it with the matching Sweet Cuts die. 

Check out the cards the rest of the team made, then head over to Paper Sweeties to get your own Wish and Bee Happy stamps and dies!

Have you played along in this month's Red, White, & Blue inspiration challenge yet? You've still got time to join us, and you just might win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 – ‘Red, White & Blue’


And, last, but not least, here's a head's up for what's coming in August. PARTY!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #132: Create Your Own Challenge (A2/Encouragement/Watercolor)


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artful-notions said...

Well I think you've mastered the whole watercolor thing, and created a gorgeous card inside and out! Beautiful!

Jill Norwood said...

Hooray for water coloring! I love how you used the black paint to make the blocks! And the white splatters too! I just tried the "smooshing" technique for the first time yesterday! I may be addicted now! It is fun!!! I love how you added the sweet twine bow, pins and sequins to finish it off in style!!! A wonderful card my dear!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful water coloring! Love the design and the sweet bee! Wonderful touches of twine, pins, and cute and pretty!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Cheryl, I love your watercoloring and the colors you've used. That little bee is so cute too! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

Em AKA Creative Em
613 Avenue Create DT

Mynn xx said...

LOVE!!! This is GORGEOUS, Cheryl! The colors and textures are all amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Cheryl, love the beautiful water coloring and colors! Hope you're having a super week!

Unknown said...

I saw your adorable card on Viva la Verve and just had to stop by to say how much I like it! Love the watercolor background!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a fun card!!! You have such a knack for details!

Sheryl said...

Hi Cheryl,
I just love the colour pallete you used on this card. it is so summery and yet has a softness to it. Great to have you stop by at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

Anonymous said...

This is just so lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Brent Wright said...

Love the card and keep up the watercoloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge! Cheers Nicole

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fabulous! Love all the watercoloring. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!