All Occasion

Hello again, and I'm back with the 2nd card that I made with just plain ol' embossing over a simple watercolored cardbase.

This is the same type of card I shared yesterday evening, just added a couple different things on it. Did the same watercolor trick as described earlier..also got the same overflow ink on the inside, so I'm hoping when I add an insert, it will cover up the dabs. Next time I try this, I'll add a sheet of paper under the card front. Or I might just cut this off, adhere to a clean cardbase.

Once the card dried, I used Derwent Inktense pencils to add just a touch of color to the cattails and leaves on some of the grasses.

Diecut Impression Obsession small birds (DIE003-A) from a yellow snippet of w/colored paper; then colored with a couple of Warm Gray copics for a bit of shading. Guess I should add a little eye on each bird....just noticed that. As DH would say "Hmm, Blind Birds". (There's a story to that, involving a stuffed teddy I bought at a craft show. Had no eyes..just a blank face - our daughter still has the bear..probably from 25-30 yrs ago. All of us call him the Blind Bear). 
Elizabeth Craft dragonfly diecut from some paper snippets, body from a snippet of black velvet self adhering paper.

I've reached my max of 3 submissions at Pixie's Playground (sniff, sniff--boo hoo), but hey, don't let that stop you from going over with your snippets and having some fun. I've already been 3 times, but I'm going back just to take a longer look at some of the wonderful cards I saw on my quick visits to submit a snippety card.

Thanks for coming by to visit, and have a fun afternoon. Hugs.
Edit: I've had several comments about using watercolor paper on this & yesterday's card. It is _NOT_ watercolor paper, per se. It is just a very thick & quality weight paper. I've not tried using copics on it yet, but was assured I could use any kind of media on it. I don't know the brand, as the sheets were just stacked in a paper rack, and I grabbed up 10 of white & cream. It did work well for the w/c technique that I did here (which was _very_ simple!) Regular w/c paper doesn't work great with copics, as it sucks up too much ink. I'll let you know how this works out. I surely wish I'd bought more than 10 sheets of it!


  1. Hi Mary, these cards are gorgeous - the effect of embossing on the watercoloured card is lovely - beautiful colours too. Elizabeth xx

  2. I like the added coloring to the cattails on this one and the little marsh birds! I'm really loving that embossing folder!

  3. Hi Mary thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog this card is so beautiful love the colours and I had a fantastic day with Mo today! huggles Sue xx

  4. I love both these cards, today's and the previous one, they are stunning.

    Kath x

  5. Mary, this is beautiful and so is the one below it. What a beautiful scene and very nice water coloring. Love the birds...yes, I'm such a bird lover. I do remember seeing you on some of the other blogs. So glad you came by my blog. Have a wonderful day.

  6. I love the color and texture of this lovely card, and the dragonfly looks beautiful with those birds! Very nice card!
    Good luck with your T.F. I had the shot and it didn't help at all, so I went ahead with the surgery. The thumb works perfectly today, so I'm glad I had it done :) 10 minutes in O.R. with 2 tiny stitches and it was fixed :) I hope you have just as much success with your T.F!

  7. Hi Mary, I left a message but not sure it took. I'll check back later to be sure.

  8. So pretty Mary. Love the watercolor background with the embossed image - fabulous colors! Loll xx

  9. Beautiful design, love the colours in your background. Fabulous ! Shirleyx

  10. OMGosh Mary this is just beautiful!!! I think you are very good with this water coloring! I love, love this and the beautiful sky/grass scene you have made on the embossing! I love the embossing too!! Hugs my friend!

  11. Another beauty. Ho[pe your shot does the trick! I have trigger finger in my middle finger right hand...should get it looked at but I'm afraid of needles. lol


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