On the CASE: Stripes from Slip Ons

Oct 9, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards0 comments

On the CASE: Stripes from Slip Ons

Oct 9, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards0 comments

On the CASE: Stripes from Slip Ons

Oct 9, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards0 comments

Fashion trends are a huge source of inspiration…

…for the craft world. You’ll see similar color combinations, textures and patterns pop up in stamp sets, stencils, tools, dies, etc. as the seasons change and as trends come and go. Color is always one of the most similar elements you’ll see between the two. For today’s On The CASE, I thought I’d grab a fashion inspiration pic from Pinterest and turn it into a card!

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I searched for Fall Fashion Trends 2019 and scrolled through the endless results. It wasn’t long before I found this image from Tieks shoes:

I love how the colors flow between the bright greens and yellows into warm browns and reds. I wanted to take those strips of color and turn them into stripes on a card using watercolor. I knew that it probably meant exploring blending colors together to get just the right shades, but I was up for the challenge.

I didn’t use every color from the inspiration, but pulled in what I thought would look good and would fit on a standard A2 card front. I just love how it turned out!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (January 2019). Featuring, Oh, Hello turnabout (Concord & 9th), and Heat Embossing. For more details including step-by-step instructions for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #concordand9th #hello #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Fall Sampler (Scrapbook.com)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 5″ x 7″ 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Card (Strathmore) 
Inks: Classics Watercolor Pan Set (Prima), Metallics Watercolor Pan Set (Paper Fashion), Nocturne Versafine Clair (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Cool Summer Nights Enamel Dots (Altenew)
Other: Black Embossing Powder (Ranger), Anti-static bag (Ranger), Heat Tool (Sizzix), Stamp Positioning Tool (Tonic), Medium Paint Palette (Altenew), Watercolor Brushes (Transon)

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide – click any image below for an enlarged slide show)

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/4″ and set aside.
  2. Assemble watercolor supplies, including a color wheel, paint swatches and inspiration photo.
  3. Wet paints. Start blending colors on palette and testing on scrap watercolor paper until desired colors are achieved.
  4. Create a color reference chart so more paint can be blended if needed. (this will get you approximately the same colors, but they’ll never be exact).
  5. Prep the watercolor card on a hardboard and paint the stripes. Allow to dry.
  6. Trim watercolor panel to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  7. Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment.
  8. Adhere watercolor panel to card base. Add desired embellishments.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5 – Color matching watercolors to an inspiration photo is not for the faint of heart. I promise to do a video on how I made it happen and additional helpful tips. If it’s not something that sounds like fun to you, there’s always alternates! Just use the colors you have and create your own striped combo! Pick any number of fall-ish colors and you’ll end up with a project that’s just as great!

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing!  We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!

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For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (October2019). Featuring, Fall Sampler (Scrapbook.com), Classics Pan Watercolors (Prima). For more details including step-by-step process for creating this card, click through. #pmretreat #scrapbookcom #prima #tieks #watercolor #handmade #diy #cardmaking