World Card Making Day: Watercolor Cards

I don't consider myself a cardmaker, which is weird because I make every single card that I send. But I don't have dedicated cardmaking supplies, don't know the different card size dimensions by heart (99.9% of the cards I make are A2), and haven't tried most of the complicated card folds. I don't use stamps often, don't have a die-cut machine, and rarely emboss anything. So while I am definitely a card maker, I'm not a cardmaker.

Anyway, all this to say that I not only participated in World Card Making Day 2020, but completed the WCMD Colour Challenge at Scrapbook and Cards Today. The challenge was to use analogous colors (or colours - the challenge host is American and the magazine is Canadian, so you see both spellings pop up) and this fun watercolor technique. I used different color palettes to make four different cards.

These two cards are very similar. I drew light pencil lines on watercolor paper, painted in the bands of color, used Sharpies to write the sentiments, darkened the lines and added subtle patterns to the painted areas with colored pencils, mounted the card with coordinating cardstock, and decorated with sequins. 

I started this next card the same way, but I didn't use colored pencils or sequins. I simply added a line of dots with the same bronze Sharpie I used for writing the sentiment. 

For this card, I drew the pencil lines coming out of a central point (which is now covered with the star). I made a gradient of 12 colors from three basics in my beloved Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set by Sakura (affiliate link). I used a gold Sharpie to add the sentiment and color the lines and die-cut star. 

These cards aren't masterpieces and definitely keep me in the category of card maker rather than cardmaker. But that's ok. The goal was to try a new technique, complete a challenge, and have fun, so mission accomplished. 

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