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This past week totally got away from me, so as I'm fast approaching my posting deadline for the E-News and getting into a panic that I hadn't written a dang thing, I decided to make one card and turn it into a tutorial!

The focus is to use Twinkling H20's.  There are other ways to achieve water coloring with shimmer, but today's tutorial is just about H20's, so let's get started!

The finished card is totally shimmery up close.  It's hard to photograph all the shimmer, but here's another view:
A breakdown of the card is shown below.  I didn't get into the process of painting with H20's because there are dozens of How To links on Pinterest and YouTube.  The finished card is linked to a pin that I posted awhile ago.  The closeup is linked to a search on YouTube.
Start by randomly spritzing the watercolor panel with water.  Start dropping in the lightest color first in various areas of the spritzed puddle.  Watch how it spreads!  Pick up a second color and drop that randomly.  Avoid blending as the paint will do that on its own.  Drop in a third (darkest) color.  Set aside to dry.  Paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor.
Gold H20 is randomly painted over the diecut piece.  The paper isn't watercolor and it painted just fine for the little accent that I needed.  Die: Paper Smooches Criss Cross.  Click on photo for purchase link.  I cut the piece in half for the card.  LOVE this die!!!!  
Hybiscus is from A Muse June Monthly Collection called Tropical Blooms with matching die.  They were inked with VersaMark and heat set with white embossing powder (A Muse).  Be sure to use watercolor paper for best results.  Paper:  Tim Holtz watercolor.  Painting with H20s is just like painting with regular watercolor except the little paint pot has to be activated with a spritz of water as they come in a cake form.  You might have to re-spritz the pot as you work.  Let a layer dry and go back in to create a darker tone (just like regular watercolor painting).  I painted everything before diecutting. So fun!!!
Here are the H20's I used that I've had forever.  I linked this product to Amazon (my go to resource for just about everything!).  Notice I even have a couple of pots of pigment powders.  Using the lids, I spritzed a tiny amount of water and dropped in the tiniest amount of powder as a little goes a long way.  I made paint and used it to add additional color.
These are the only tools I used to paint with.


June 22, 2016
Swap:  Red/White/Blue (any theme or patriotic)
Everson:  4th of July or Patriotic Colors
SOTM:  Emboss Resist

Create a card using any emboss resist technique whether you re-create one of the cards we made at Club or venture out on your own!

White embossing and sponge daubers for a perfect love card.:
Here's a really cute emboss resist card that is similar to one that we made at Club.  I LOVE how the designer placed a word diecut over the background and a stamped and cut out word!!!

If you didn't happen to catch my blog post last week (yes, I actually posted to my blog!!!!), I wrote a story about two of my card samples we made at Club.  The story has to do with the Distress Cube tops that fall off just looking at them!  I ended up writing to Ranger and they responded right away.  I'm sharing their response in case you experience similar problems with the lids. 

Hello Lyn,
Thank you for taking the time to contact us about the situation with your Distress Mini Ink Pads.
Due to the size of the ink pads and lids, either may vary slightly because of the heat involved in forming them. While some may be tighter than others, this is how the lids fit. However, it is not acceptable that the lid pops open, and we are sorry for the trouble. We consider a lid to be unacceptable if it falls off when the ink pad is turned over.
Please email us a photo of the ink pads at issue, along with the code from the bottom label (Example: D/1/W), and the color. We would also request the purchase information.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but will be better able to assist you with the additional information.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Phil Quagliariello
Ranger Industries|Customer Service
15 Park Rd., Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
800-244-2211, Ext. 162 (P)
800-266-1397 (F)

Have a pleasant week!


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