Often, the simplest cards are the ones that speak to me more – clean design and pop of colour are all I really want. For this card, I borrowed the jar from the Plantiful Puns set from Simon Says Stamp, added a few pencils from the School Days set and with a quick wash of watercolour I was done! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
WATERCOLOURED TEACHER THANK YOU
I started by stamping the jar from the Plantiful Puns set in Antique Linen on Arches cold-pressed watercolour card. The jar has writing on it, but I just inked the outline. I then stamped the pencil image from the School Days set three times, again in Antique Linen Distress Ink.
The pencils have writing on them, but when loosely watercoloured the light ink disappears and blends in with the paints. I used Daniel Smith watercolours, then final details with Faber Castell pencils and white highlights with Winsor & Newton white gouache.
I die cut the watercoloured panel with a Wonky Rectangle die and then foam mounted it onto a panel of kraft card and then in turn foam mounted onto an Ivory card base.
For the sentiment, I took a greeting from the School Days set and stamped it in clear embossing ink on Black card and white heat embossed before trimming it to a banner and adding with foam adhesive.
And that’s all there is to this card, such a simple design and yet I love it so much more than a complex one – clean and simple for the win!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
This is gorgeous! I am a teacher, and I would frame this one!!
I never thought I’d ever say that pencils look beautiful. When you pain you make everything come to life. Gosh, I know I tell you all the time but your cards are like beautiful paintings that belong hung up for all to see.
What an awesome card Debby. Oh how I wish I had the eye for water colouring that YOU have… I am trying but it does NOT come naturally to me.
Any teacher( and I am a former high school teacher ) would love to receive this! Wow!
Awesome work on watercoloring the glass jar Debby! Could you please do a Video showing us how you watercolor glass? These are my favorite types of watercoloring….everyday items…..journaling watercoloring….Thank so much, I will cross my fingers for a Glass Watercolor Video!!
Clean, simple and awesome Debby! Gorgeous card, I love the way you painted the jar, so realistic. Thank you so much for sharing.
Your blog is like therapy! It just makes me happy looking, reading and learning from your blog. That painted jar with the pencils is Gorgeous! I love the shading and the colours. You have an amazing talent!