Wednesday, September 16, 2015

JustRite Papercraft - Day Two Christmas Release - Gift of Faith Watercolor Card with Tutorial

Hello everyone!  It's day two of the JustRite Papercraft New Christmas Release!  Today, I have a stamp set, a card, and a tutorial to share with you--including how to cover up a mistake.  :)

Here is a look at the CR-02179 Gift of Faith Sentiments Clear Stamps from JustRite Papercraft.  I love all of the beautiful sentiments in this stamp set.

This is the card I designed using CR-02179 Gift of Faith Sentiments Clear Stamps.  I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor with an emboss resist technique.

These are the supplies I used for the watercolor and embossing--Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor, Paint Brushes -  Round 8, Round 16, Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, VersaMark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool (not pictured).

To start I stamped the sentiment, snowflakes and stars on to Strathmore Mixed Media Paper using VersaMark Ink.  I applied white embossing powder and used my heat tool to heat set it.  The areas where there is embossing will create a resist when the watercolor is applied to the paper.

Using the Round 16 paint brush I applied water over the sentiment and snowflake and I carefully went around the stars.  Then I started adding color using  No. 61 Cornflower Blue, No.64 Blue from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set.  I used the heat tool to dry the paper in between the colors.  Doing this will add the look of layers and depth.

Next, still using the Round 16 brush I added more layers of color using No, 62 Cobalt Blue, No. 139 Purple.  I went back and forth between the watercolor paints and adding water letting the colors blend.  I used a heat tool to dry the paper in between the colors.  *Note when using a heat tool to dry paper that has already been embossed don't hold the heat tool in one place or over the embossed area for too long.  If the embossed area gets too hot it could burn or it might melt too much and not be raised enough anymore to create the resist.  Once the background was done then I applied No. 91 Bluish Gold to the stars.

Do you remember the mistake I mentioned earlier?  Here is a close up of the sentiment.  Do you see how think the embossing is on the word Faith?  When I was drying the card with the heat tool I held it in one place for too long and I pretty much melted the embossing powder (this was near the end of the card).  So I thought I would use my VersaMark marker and lightly go over the word, add more embossing powder, heat set and it would be fix.  Nope it didn't work as planned.  The marker doesn't have a fine enough tip to be able to do this.  So I was left with a big chunky word--it probably would have been ok and most people probably wouldn't have even noticed--but I noticed LOL!  Plus this was the second attempt on this card--I loved how the background turned out and I didn't want to just toss it in the trash.

So here is a close up of my quick fix and covering up my mistake.  I stamped the sentiment again on to white cardstock using VersaMark ink and then I used gold embossing powder and heat set it.  Then I cut cut some of the words and added foam tape to make them pop and add some dimension.  It was a quick fix and nobody know--you'll keep my secret, right?  LOL!  I just wanted to show you that even if you have a little mistake on a card or project try to think outside the box to see if you can do a quick little fix.  :)

For a little bit of sparkle I added some sequins--Gold 2.5mm, 4mm, Lt. Duck Wing Blue 2mm, 4mm, Lt. Purple 4mm, Lt. Purple Satin 3mm.  I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere the sequins.

I used purple cardstock for the base and the card is a A2 top folding card.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and the quick fix on a mistake. :)

Please be sure to visit all of the Design Team Members in the link list below to see the projects they have to share with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02179 Gift of Faith Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Cardstock - White, Purple
Ink/Paint:  VersaMark Ink; Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor - No. 61 Cornflower Blue, No.64 Blue, No, 62 Cobalt Blue, No. 139 Purple, No. 91 Bluish Gold
Accessories:  Paint Brushes -  Round 8, Round 16; White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Cartwright Sequins - Gold 2.5mm, 4mm, Lt. Duck Wing Blue 2mm, 4mm, Lt. Purple 4mm, Lt. Purple Satin 3mm; Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Foam Tape, White Craft Foam (fun foam), Scor-Tape, ATG, Heat Tool


  1. Beautiful card! I thought your Faith looked fine, but you're the one who knows and needs to be happy after all that hard work! Thanks for the tip on how to fix a mistake which is sure to come in handy at some time.

  2. what a beautiful card and i love your "fix"- i keep saying there are no mistakes in crafting only creative opportunities and you used your creative opportunity to create a beautiful card.

  3. How beautifully you fix your mistake, that's a true crafting, love the watercolor splash look!!!

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  5. So happy to hear JustRite is back in business! This font on these sentiments is just precious! I can't wait to see the rest of the Release!

  6. I love how you "fixed" the sentiment! I think that's a technique to use on purpose. The gold looks awesome! Your card is so pretty!

  7. Loved the card & the technique, will definitely try it myself. Wouldn't have been brave enough to have a go without seeing your blog. Regards


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