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Watercolor Blessings

Today I am sharing a card I made with some gorgeous products from Classy Cards 'n Such. It's an autumnal watercolored card, with a wonderful verse embossed on vellum. Watercoloring is very relaxing. I had not made a watercolored card in a while so I enjoyed making this card a lot!

I started off by heat embossing in white some pears from Inky Antics' Holy Spirit's Fruit stamp set. I stamped the images trying to create an opened frame.

Then I painted the pears with Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I usually don't color directly on the image, instead I color on a scrap piece of paper, and just pick up the colors with a wet brush, that way I don't leave pencil traces on my final image. I used various tones of greens and browns to achieve these shades.

Once done, I went ahead and die cut the colored piece of cardstock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. The die cutting and embossing helps flatten the cardstock, I should add.

Next I heat embossed in Gold Detail a verse from the same stamp set on Heavyweight Vellum. I added the vellum across the watercolored layer, horizontally, and tucked the ends on the back.

Finally I mounted the colored layer on a leather textured card base, in sand beige, which matches the tones of the pears perfectly. To complete my design I added some Baby Pearls - LeCreme on each corner of the vellum layer.

I hope you feel inspired by seeing my card. I invite you to try out this technique, it's one of my favorites. Remember that all the supplies used are listed above. For more please visit Classy Cards 'n Such store!

Thanks for your visit!

I'd like to submit my card to:
Vellum - Addicted to CAS


  1. Gorgeous Gracie! I love the soft colours you used for the water colouring and the sentiment on the vellum is stunning! hugs :)

  2. Gorgeous! Your watercolor cards are always my favorite - you should do them more often! :)

  3. Oh, Gracie, this is absolutely stunning! I love your watercoloring and how you've arranged the pears for this beautiful Scripture verse that is in a lovely font! Beautiful gold embossing really is rich, along with the pearls! Gorgeous, Gracie! I love it and will have to try this technique! It's always a delight to see your beautiful work! Hugs, sweet friend!

  4. Beautiful card. Love how you colored and "frosted" the pears. How appropriate to use this scripture with your fruit! Love it.

  5. Oh my, your card is beautiful, and your watercoloring is awesome. I love those soft colors and the vellum with the gold, luscious!

  6. What a fabulous work of art the water colouring is so delicate and the colours are beautiful. The embossed vellum is such a great contrast and beautifully embossed love the gold. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.


  7. Beautiful watercolouring and the gold embossing on that vellum is breathtaking! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  8. Beautiful card :) Thanks for playing along with our vellum challenge at ATCAS :)


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