Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Learning as We Go

You know, teaching right now is a lot like creating cards: I learn as I go. For today's card, the inspiration came from THIS PIN by Alexa. I decided to use the Martha Stewart hydrangea layered punches, watercolor crayons, and gold Smooch. While the results are okay, my method does need tweaking. 

I punched, painted the petals with three different shades of purple watercolor crayon, and then highlighted the petals with the gold Smooch (diluted and applied with a watercolor brush. Then, once everything was dry, I assembled the flowers and leaves (from a Tim Holtz die, colored with two shades of green watercolor crayon). 

If I could do it over again, I'd apply the Smooch AFTER assembling the flowers, so the gold highlights would be a bit more intentional looking. They're a bit of a mess this way. But at a distance, it's quite colorful and pretty!

Many thanks to Alexa for her awesome inspiration piece!

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,


  1. I have this MS punch and must try your method. I like the dimension of this card. It's fun to change up the sizes. I have one of those envelope punch boards which is useful when you make a card that's not a standard size.

  2. It's really a very "sweet" card! I applaud your efforts too...looks like that was a lot of work with those little petals. I love my hydrangeas and have a couple of stamps...neither of which have made me happy when using them...


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