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Stamp Of Approval- The Naturally Inspired Collection Blog Hop Day 3- Video

Hello there everyone and a very happy Tuesday to you!

I’m so happy and excited to be taking part in the Stamp Of Approval The Naturally Inspired Collection, welcome to Day 3! You should have arrived here from the lovely Laurel, or you can start at the beginning at Catherine Poolers Blog.

So as the collection is called Naturally Inspired, we were wondering what inspires you? For me in life in general it’s my family. In crafting that’s a different kettle of fish, I’m inspired by lots of different things, mostly it;s buy the stamp sets I’m using. Sometimes when the mojo goes I tend to look for ideas on Pinterest and Instagram.

If you are unsure of what SOA is it’s an awesome box of crafty goodness! It’s a handpicked collection of stamps and dies that work amazingly together so you don’t have to worry about having everything as it has it all. The box has within it exclusive product that won’t be released until much later in 2017. So if you like the look of the goodies this is the only way to get them now.

Ok, so on to how you can get your hands on this fabulous collection… you need to get yourself on the wait list. The Stamp Of Approval boxes are only of a limited number, and by the looks of the wist list and the way previous boxes have sold out so quickly, these will not be around for long! StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!), the rest of the Wait List will get the sales link one hour later, then ordering opens for everyone the following day. Click here to get on the Wait List.

I have 3 projects to share with you today … and one even includes a video (I know right, it’s been a while 😉 )…

I used a watercolour tracing technique on this card to give the effect that I painted this myself. I used the stamps from Wild Garden Stamp Set and 2nd generation CP Inks to stamp, traced the image with water and then dropped in colour.

For a full description on how I created this please check out the video below or on YouTube.

I just love how soft and subtle the images come out with this effect. The CP Inks I used are Garden Party, Bellini, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia and It’s A Girl.

I couple of clear sequins finish off this clean looking card.

My next card uses the same supplies and technique for colouring the images as with the card in the video…

This time I started by drawing a light pencil lined circle into place onto some watercolour card. I then used the same technique of stamping the images in 2nd generation ink, tracing over them with clear clean water and then dropping in more ink to the wet images to create a watercolour look.

Once the images had dried I erased the pencil line and stamped in my sentiment using Simply The Best Stamp Set in bold black ink. A few clear sequins finished the card.

For my third and final card today and went for a completely different look…

I look a piece of watercolour card and inked it up to create a galaxy sky effect. I used Tiara, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed and Midnight CP inks with finger daubers to get this effect. I then dropped on water to create the splotches, I do love the interest this adds.

For the sentiment I cut five best’s using the Best Die out of white card stock. I took one of the die cuts and triple embossed white embossing powder on it to create a shiny raised white surface. To add a bit of sparkle to it I sprinkled some of the Wanderlust embossing powder onto it while the white embossing powder was still hot. I then layered all of the best die cuts together, adding the triple embossed one on top.

I added the rest of the sentiment using Simply The Best Stamp Set in white embossing powder. Finally I added some white and Wanderlust embossed stars from Medallion Mix Up Stamp Set around the sentiment.

GIVEAWAY

Comment on each designers blog hop post to WIN. There are THREE days a chance of winning. One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s blog hop comments and announced on June 9 on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if you have already bought it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Here’s the hop list:

Catherine Pooler
Taheerah Atchia
Laurel Beard
Lydia Evans (Hey! That’s me!)
Ingrid Blackburn
Heather North
Cynde Whitlow

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my cards! To leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

Maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog. If your interested I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Next on the hop is the lovely Ingrid.

Hugs Lydia xxx

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199 Comments

  • Reply Ingrid Blackburn

    Gorgeous, gorgeous watercolors! I’m in love with them all. 🙂

    June 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Karen K.

    Swoon! Love love the florals…and that night sky card…❤️

    June 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Avra Williams

    Beautiful cards!

    June 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Amy Seigler

    Wow! What a great group of cards! I love how soft and beautiful the first two cards are but I really love the galaxy card! I just love how bright and beautiful it is!

    June 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Sharon O

    Beautiful cards from a gorgeous release! I especially love your starry night background!

    June 6, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply BL Gordon

    Awesome cards, love the water color florals

    June 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Kathy Serrahn

    love the softness of the colors

    June 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Caroline B

    I was so looking forward to seeing what you would do with the Wildflower stamp set, as you are the master of floral card designs! I love the technique you used for these cards, and really appreciate your demo of it. So soft and dreamy; they look like they were painted, not stamped.
    The galaxy card on the other hand has lots of wow-factor! Love the two-toned stars on that one.
    Thanks for more beautiful inspiration, Lydia!

    June 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Donna Neal

    Your cards were so different – that at a glance, I wouldn’t have thought they were from the same collection – great works of art! Thanks for sharing your designs and especially for posting a video, too. 🙂

    June 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Denise Mlady

    Your cards are so beautiful. I really loved the soft painting but the galaxy is my favorite.

    June 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Clare

    such pretty cards. I love how the softness you achieved with the flowers.

    June 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Shelley Cromwell

    I love these cards!! Really shows off what these inks can do. I’ve been looking to purchase inks, and can’t decide on which ones to buy. I’m leaning towards these- both price and properties. Hope I’m not wrong!!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Diane M

    So pretty. Great cards.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Dee Earnshaw

    Awesome cards – I am in love with your second card – it is truly amazing:)

    June 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Paraskeva Bonova

    Watercolor look is my favorite! Lovely cards!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Theresa

    Lydia, your cards are stunningly beautiful! Can’t wait to try your watercolor technique.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Colleen

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all your cards…so bright, so wonderful, so creative!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Christy Borfitz

    These cards are gorgeous, Lydia! I loved the tracing technique and I will be trying it!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Darla

    That galaxy star background is amazing. Love your cards

    June 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Marilyn in Michigan

    So pretty! Love these cards!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Paula Wolfe

    sooooo pretty! Thank you for sharing a video on the water coloring technique.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Tara Powell

    Lydia your cards are beautiful! I really love the watercolor technique. I can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

    June 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Elise Smith

    Oh these are stunning! I especially love the wreath.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Laura Miller

    Wow – – thanks so much for the inspiration and tutorial on your water coloring technique. The end results is fabulous.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply SusanME

    Wow – I LOVE that watercolour technique! Just gorgeous! I will definitely try this out – thank you so much!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Erika Post

    Love how soft and feminine you made the floral cards. The wreath is genius.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Cotter

    Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing the watercolor technique. Love the rich colors in the sky galaxy background.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Bobby

    I was loving the soft colors of your watercolor cards, Lydia, and then pow! I was hit with that last one. It is so bright and beautiful and fantastic.

    June 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Sharon Gullikson

    The watercolor look is wonderful! I love how easy it is, too!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Tammy

    Beautiful colorful great cards

    June 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Dawn Kloman

    Loved the water color technique. I will definitely be trying that. My favorite was the galaxy card. I’m a nut when it comes to sponging. Beautiful.

    June 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Trina Chaska

    Your cards are so pretty. I love the background on the one card.

    June 6, 2017 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Diana W

    So lovely. Can’t wait to try this technique. Thank you for sharing!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Erika DeJesus

    O H M Y !!! That galaxy! Fabulous!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Jessica G.

    Love, love, love the Galaxy card. The affect is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    June 6, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Shelley Flaherty

    I am smitten with your floral cards and the technique video was super. It always helps to actually see someone doing a new technique especially. These cards are some of my all time favorites and will definitely be case’d many times! 💜

    June 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply Janice Spaulding

    Stunning cards! Love your watercolor technique!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply D.Ann C

    What beautiful watercolor flowers and AMAZEBALLS gorgeous galaxy!!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Awesome cards!!! I’m in love for the stunning colors!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Paige

    I love the watercolored cards. Very pretty.

    June 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Hope

    Great techniques! Cards are beautiful

    June 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Marge Hurtig

    Beautiful cards, love them!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Migdalia Rodriguez

    Gorgeous cards! The sentiment is lovely and love the die set!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

    June 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Priscilla Steele

    The watercolor effect is so soft and subtle, it’s mesmerizing… the 3rd card is vibrant and bright but I’m loving the BEST die and what you’ve done with it.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Vivian

    Oh my…such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing a new technique! Just beautiful!

    June 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Shari Baumler

    Gorgeous! That looks like such a fun technique to try.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Brandy Duncan

    Gorgeous cards. I love how you can create so many different looks with this gorgeous collection. I love the watercolor technique on your first two cards, and the galaxy card is fabulous. Great job showing off this inspiring collection.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Lisa K

    Such beautiful cards! Love the variety.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Jean Purpura

    I swooned when I saw your cards…I like the look of water colored images…but I am a bit timid when it comes to trying it….This has inspired me to give it a try! Thanks

    June 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Donna Cervantez

    Wow what a fabulous technique. Thank you so much for the video. You are an amazing artist. Your cards are gorgeous.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Lovely cards! I love the last one!

    June 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Ruth Ann Smith

    Your cards are so pretty and feminine and your night sky is lovely. So wonderful when you have a video explaining techniques.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Love all your cards!There are so many wonderful techniques to try! You are inspiring!

    June 6, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Mary Beth Krakowski

    These are the best! I love your techniques. So beautiful.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Jo Ann Lovell

    oh my…love your cards and thank so very much for the video. Can’t wait to give it a try!

    June 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Suzanne T.

    Wow these cards are so beautiful.. I just loved watching your video and how you used CP’s inks to watercolor and create a magical bright garden on your card. Now the other card was amazing and how you had captured the midnight sky. When looking at it I felt I too was looking at the sky, but in a mesmerizing card. Beautiful cards. Thank you for allowing me to watch you create art with this amazing SOA.

    June 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Very pretty cards, the last cards colors are just amazing, Love them.

    June 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Eliece Edge

    All these cards are gorgeous. Can’t wait to try the faux watercolor technique.

    June 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Tasha Dawson

    Ohh so pretty!

    June 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Alma Dirpaul

    Oh Lydia, your cards are amazing. I am subscribing to your emails now!

    June 6, 2017 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Leanne in Cali

    Oh wow, your techniques are beautiful! That watercoloring is stunning!! Thanks for the great video and for sharing your wonderful cards.

    June 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Nandini Karmarkar

    Love the beautiful artsy look of the first two cards. And the galaxy background is just gorgeous! I am often inspired by techniques and your cards are certainly very inspiring.

    June 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Irene Garcia

    Love the watercolor effect! Very clever! Beautiful cards!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Mary Nelson

    AMAZING! Such a beautiful card! Love your watercoloring!

    June 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Joanne Guarino

    Love your techniques. The colors are just stunning! Love the galaxy background the most!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Jan Monforton

    I love the soft watercolour look with the Wild Garden stamp set. That’s a neat technique.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Jane

    Beautiful cards!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Ashlyn

    I love the variety of styles in your cards. Beautiful!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply susan r wareham

    Fantastic card designs, need to come back to watch you video. Thanks for sharing

    June 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Vicki Smith

    I agree, your floral cards are a work of art! The video was so helpful and fun to watch. I am inspired by YOU because of your love of f!orals because floral cards make me happy and they are all I want to make. Keep up the great job and I love your personality!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Pooja

    Your cards are always treat for eyes Lydia !

    June 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply nancy y

    beautiful cards, but I just love that bright background on the last one. I’m going to give this a try!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply June Sefscik

    Lydia, love your video tutorial on how to make those flowers look water colored…beautiful cards.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Laura Casselman

    I love that watercolor look!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Jane M

    Your cards are amazing! Thanks for the video showing your technique for coloring the flowers!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Tracy

    Such soft,pretty cards & the variety is really inspiring!

    June 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Sharon Perehudoff

    Lydia,
    Your cards a beautiful! Thanks for sharing your video, learned some thing new.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Teresa Cherka

    Love the designs, my favorite is the watercolor flowers. Thank you for sharing.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Beth swisher

    Love the watercolor technique. Never saw that way to watercolor. Beautiful. Love the galaxy look too. Both so unique.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Vanessa Gilkes

    The nightsky card captures the colors of the northern like. It is my favorite

    June 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Rae Moan

    I love these cards! The pastel flowers are my favorites.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Ellen

    Wow!! Yours cards are soft, elegant and inspiring.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Sue McRae

    Your wild flower cards are simply lovely and the colors on your galaxy background are fantabulous!

    June 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Donna Oates

    I’m a lover if anything floral. Your first two cards are just beautiful and the tips for making the die cut word pop on the third are great. Will have to try that!

    June 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Connie Hinkle

    Beautiful cards 😊

    June 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Gail

    A beautiful galaxy sky Lydia. And, the watercolour flowers are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Jean Mervine

    These cards are amazing. I love to watch you work!

    June 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Diane Loughrey

    So much fun.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Jodi

    Love this technique, I will have to try it

    June 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Phyllis

    Your 2 cards a wonderful. Definitely wasn’t expecting the big difference between them. Saw the first and was delighted and then the surprise. The galaxy care is awesome.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Tristan

    Omgosh Lydia that galaxy card is out if this world. Lol.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply MaryL

    Can’t wait til I get home and can watch the video to see how you did the watercolor tracing technique–since a great effect.

    But that last card–wow! Those bright colors really grab attention.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Karen Roberts

    Loving the colors and I am loving the watercolor look.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Terri Mansfield

    I am in LOVE with these cards. Love all the colors of the flowers against the white background. Really lovely. That last card is just magical. You are really talented!!! Can’t wait to get my box.

    June 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Cindi Hansen

    That first watercolor card !!!!!!! All are beautiful!

    June 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Lorna C

    Absolutely stunning cards, love the second one especially!!

    June 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Beautiful! Love them!

    June 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Susan White

    Very beautiful cards!!

    June 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Melinda Lowry

    Gorgeous cards. Thanks for the watercolor tracing technique demo. Can’t wait to try it out.

    June 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Sabrina Radican

    Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Sharon Nesvog

    Lydia….your cards are absolutely stunning!! I love the soft water-color effect on your cards. So beautiful!! TFS☺

    June 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Krissy

    Stunning and inspiring great job!

    June 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Marcia Hill

    Three absolutely beautiful cards Lydia! Your two water colored cards are just GORGEOUS and your night sky card is STUNNING!! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

    June 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    Wonderful cards! Thanks for the video on this fun watercolouring technique. I particularly love your wreath.

    June 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Nana Griffin

    All of these are beautiful but I love the dark background one so much.

    June 6, 2017 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Charlene

    Love how you did the watercolor effect! Then, I saw the dark background and now, I think it might be my favorite!

    June 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply NatQuebec

    So beautiful ! 💖 thanks for the video and the tips.

    June 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply NC_Donna

    Oh MY! Your Galaxy card is AMAZING!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply DarbyW

    Wow. That’s all I can say. Extra wow. Thank you for the tutorial, you have inspired me to try this.

    June 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Erin M

    Wow! I loved the first two cards and then I got to that last one and I think my mouth dropped open. STUNNING!

    June 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Jina Winston

    WOW! Just beautiful.

    June 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply MARLENE KLING

    I am 85 yrs. old and you younger girls sure inspire me to keep making cards and learning along the way. I really loved all of your cards. TFS…

    June 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Colleen Balija

    Lydia all of your cards are stunning! I love that watercolor technique, it looks easy for those of us that aren’t good at it! And that galaxy one? Wow did Catherine’s ink would well on that!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Samantha Buse

    Love the subtle and romantic feel of the first card and then the more intensity of the second is such a great example of getting the most from your inks.

    June 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Mary-Anne V.

    Wow gorgeous cards. Love the water colored look of the first floral card and the amazing a Galaxy on the 2nd.

    June 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Karen Sturdivant

    Wow! Beautiful work

    June 6, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Love your cards, Lydia! I really enjoyed watching, (and listening) to your video. I will have to try out this technique, it’s gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the galaxy card! It’s quite stunning! Thanks for sharing how you are using these products!

    June 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Nora

    Your cards are so pretty!! Love the way that galaxy card came out!! Stunning background!!

    June 6, 2017 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Z Sullivan

    Wow! I haven’t used my CP inks for water coloring, so I’ve got to try it because I’m liking what I see here, Lydia. The starry background is my favorite. Thanks for this inspiring post and video.

    June 6, 2017 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply Michelle King

    Look at those beautiful florals! I am so in love! Can’t wait to get using these. And that galaxy card is just gorgeous 🙂

    June 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Dianne M Smith

    Love the floral,however the background is simply amazing!

    June 6, 2017 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Mary Holshouser

    The cards with the flowers are so pretty.
    Love the colors.
    the last card is bold and beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

    June 6, 2017 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Pamela Stadler

    Bith cards are gorgeous and show how diametrically versitle you are as a stamper!! From semi oastel to the vibrant starry sky wiw….you are good.

    June 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Melissa Friedrich

    Beautiful cards, I love the watercolor tracing technique and after seeing your gorgeous cards I will give it a try. LOVE your galaxy card, so vibrant and perfect sentiment with it! Thanks for another awesome video.

    June 7, 2017 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Michelle Allison

    I love the video! Can’t wait to try this technique.

    June 7, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Susan Crook

    I really like the watercolour look. Great cards

    June 7, 2017 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Cathy

    I LOVE your cards Lydia! They are so different from each other. The first one so soft and pretty and the other one absolutely vibrant and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talent and techniques. I can’t wait to try it out on my own cards.

    June 7, 2017 at 12:40 am
  • Reply Tammy Nyenhuis

    Very pretty cards, love the watercolor effect!

    June 7, 2017 at 12:42 am
  • Reply Lori Sauers

    Lydia, Wow,I do enjoy seeing how you make your cards. I like the Laughter is the best medicine. That is my kind of card. Thank you for sharing with all us.

    June 7, 2017 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Jennifer Schuler

    Love the water color look to these. Great job!

    June 7, 2017 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Judy Robinson

    WOW, I am in love with these cards. I had to screen shot them.

    June 7, 2017 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Susan Powell

    Oh My Gosh!!!! Your cards are beautiful!!! LOVE, love, LOVE that watercolor tracing technique and can’t wait to give that a try!!!

    June 7, 2017 at 12:52 am
  • Reply Pam Dunbar

    Your cards are wonderful! Beautiful water coloring and I love your galaxy background. Thanks for sharing.

    June 7, 2017 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Donna Hawkins

    I love your cards!!! The colors are stunning and your designs are great!

    June 7, 2017 at 12:56 am
  • Reply Teresa Doyle

    Hi Lydia. The card in the video is just stunning, however after viewing the others, they are also! What gorgeous stamps to have to work with!

    June 7, 2017 at 1:51 am
  • Reply Lynn

    Wow! I love that watercolor technique – now I’m itching to try it myself! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

    June 7, 2017 at 1:54 am
  • Reply Teri Smith

    Really like the first card, but love the second one! Wow! The night sky galaxy effect is stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent with those of us who get inspired by it & so appreciate it as well.

    June 7, 2017 at 1:55 am
  • Reply ANN GREENE

    It’s a beautiful watercolor technique you’ve shared. T

    June 7, 2017 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Abby

    Very pretty.

    June 7, 2017 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Pam Wells

    Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to try both techniques!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:07 am
  • Reply Jodie Ramdas

    Lydia these cards are A-Maze-ing!!! The galaxy background is sooo fabulous! Thank you for sharing!!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:07 am
  • Reply Robi K

    Wow what great cards. Love the technique I can’t wait to try it!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:08 am
  • Reply Marilyn Schleppy

    I love all your cards. Such softness with the water color technique you used. I am glad you shared the video. You make it look easy!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:10 am
  • Reply Sue LD

    Love your variety of colorful cards.

    June 7, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Bec R

    The night sky is so unique! Love how bold the white is against that background

    June 7, 2017 at 2:19 am
  • Reply Debra

    Loving all 3 cards. The background on the 3rd card is amazing!!!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:34 am
  • Reply Linda Kaucher

    I love the wildflower stamp set! Cannot wait to get it!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:44 am
  • Reply Glenda Lee Nutting

    Love, love, love the florals!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Susan Nixon

    I like your water color designs. They inspire me to try something different!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:53 am
  • Reply Julie CURWEN

    The galaxy card is THE BOMB!!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:56 am
  • Reply Debbie Tester (Inky)

    AS I went down the line, I kept saying OH! look at that! As I went down to the next one, my “OH” got a little louder. By the time I got to that last magnificent cards, the “OH” was one of those breathy ones. I LOVE THAT CARD! You’re an amazing designer!

    June 7, 2017 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Sherry Lee

    Loved your cards. Beautiful watercolor florals!

    June 7, 2017 at 3:13 am
  • Reply JoAnneR

    Lydia, your cards are beautiful. I love this technique. It’s the first time I’ve seen it done and you did an amazing job. You have inspired me to give it a try.

    June 7, 2017 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Sharon O

    Beautiful cards with wonderful techniques and awesome release items!

    June 7, 2017 at 3:27 am
  • Reply Sarah Greber

    Wow, beautiful cards as usual. I love everything you do. I watched your video to see how you worked the water coloring. My two daughters watched with me! I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for thinking differently about how to use products – and for sharing and inspiring us to try it out! These hops are definitely my inspiration and they get me going back to the crafting table time and again. 🙂

    June 7, 2017 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Kelly

    the water colors are so so pretty and your galaxy background is so awesome and vibrant!

    June 7, 2017 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe

    Oh wow, so pretty, I love them all!

    June 7, 2017 at 3:42 am
  • Reply Cindy Scofield

    OMG….so in love with your cards and I’m really going to try the technique you showed. Thank you…just beautiful cards.

    June 7, 2017 at 3:49 am
  • Reply Margie

    Love your cards last one I really like that idea

    June 7, 2017 at 4:07 am
  • Reply Elizabeth G

    Love the soft colours for the first two cards and that galaxy sky effect, WOW amazing, would love to know how you did that. Great inspiration.

    June 7, 2017 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Theresa Robinson

    Beautiful watercolor technique – thanks for the video

    June 7, 2017 at 4:26 am
  • Reply Yvette S

    Beautiful cards!

    June 7, 2017 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Kathy Doyle

    Great watercolor cards! Great video to teach the technique. Love, love, love the galaxy card!

    June 7, 2017 at 4:38 am
  • Reply Robin

    Wow,I am not even sure what to say! The watercolor card is stunning, but I would never attempt it because I wouldn’t want to give away a masterpiece that took hours to make. I would want to frame it and keep it!

    June 7, 2017 at 4:53 am
  • Reply FeM

    Wow beautiful result with your painting technique.

    June 7, 2017 at 4:59 am
  • Reply Janet Ingraham

    So soft and beautiful

    June 7, 2017 at 5:06 am
  • Reply Sharon Field

    Don’t think I have ever seen this watercolor technique before, but it is exquisite. I love the way the cards came out………….they really do look like you just water-colored them yourself. Thanks for the video showing the creative process. Your third card is definitely a different look, but is just as lovely as the other cards. Great job……..

    June 7, 2017 at 5:24 am
  • Reply Carolyn S

    What gorgeous cards! I love the technique video. This may be some water coloring I could accomplish and I think I may give it a try. So beautiful! Then I scroll down the post and see a totally different card equally gorgeous! The SOA collection is wonderful and you did a great job showcasing it.

    June 7, 2017 at 5:27 am
  • Reply Barbara

    Loving the galaxy sky card, and the sentiment die “Best” is a great font. thank you so much for the inspiration!

    June 7, 2017 at 5:32 am
  • Reply Barbara Brennan

    OOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo Love the water colored flowers using the technique you demonstrate here. The galaxy design is a color popping piece of galactic goodness!

    June 7, 2017 at 5:39 am
  • Reply Theresa

    Beautiful watercolor cards. I also LOVED the galaxy effect. Awesome job!

    June 7, 2017 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Joyce Spear

    Beautiful cards! I’ve never seen the watercolor tracing technique before, but it’s sure to become one of my favorites if I don’t forget about it by the weekend. (I better make myself a note right now!) And your third card is such a contrast to the first two, and I just love all the color. Isn’t the Wanderlust EP gorgeous?

    June 7, 2017 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Penny Walker

    Love your watercolor cards beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration

    June 7, 2017 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Diane Durbin

    Love the contrast between the galaxy card and the others. The watercolor tracing is an interesting technique.

    June 7, 2017 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Love your ideas. Very pretty

    June 7, 2017 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Fran Weinbergÿ

    Love the soft pastel colors of the first two cards. They’re so pretty! And then there was three…wow! Another great card.

    June 7, 2017 at 10:45 am
  • Reply AlaMar

    Love the soft dreamy look of your watercolor technique with the florals. Nice contrast to the bold text. The galaxy sky effect with those beautiful inks – just WOW.

    June 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Penny H

    Beautiful cards, the watercolour flowers are just wonderful!

    June 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Fran W

    You are an amazing watercolourist! Superb video and stunning cards. Thanks for sharing that technique.

    June 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Becca Yahrling

    I think your cards are soooo pretty! I love the wreath – gorgeous!

    June 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Katherine Kelley

    Learning some great new techniques with this blog hop. Thanks! The night sky one is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

    June 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Barbra Sauer

    I LOVE three of your cards! Love your watercolor technique – it really does give your card a handpainted look. I just might have to give this technique a try! 😉

    June 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Rose

    Love, love, love your cards. They are all so beautiful. I liked the watercolor technique you demonstrating in your video. I definitely want to try it.

    June 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Toni C

    Awesome water colour technique! Love your galaxy card too, the CP inks are really cool.

    June 8, 2017 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Cheryl Jones

    I really love this technique. I can’t wait to try it. I think the Best sentiment set looks so versatile.

    June 8, 2017 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Liz McAllister

    So gorgeous! Pinning that floral card. So retty1

    June 8, 2017 at 1:46 am
  • Reply Carrie

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing these techniques.

    June 8, 2017 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Maggie B

    WOW Lydia ~ Your cards are beyond stunning!! Love the watercolored look of the first two (thanks for including the video) and the GORGEOUS night sky of the third card. Simply amazing. I cannot wait til my Box ‘O Goodies arrives in the mail!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I know I’ll be revisiting your video when they arrive. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

    June 8, 2017 at 2:26 am
  • Reply Phyllis

    I absolutely love your beautiful floral cards. I can’t wait to try your techniques on the video.

    June 8, 2017 at 2:43 am
  • Reply Lynn Fletcher

    Lydia, I really love all your cards. The galaxy background card is intriguing and the technique you showed on dropping color into a lightly stamped area is so amazing. Now I will have to give that a try. Thank you for your cards! 🙂

    June 8, 2017 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Denise D.

    Lydia, those cards are gorgeous!

    June 8, 2017 at 4:16 am
  • Reply Susan

    Love this watercolor techniques. I am going to have to try it.

    June 8, 2017 at 4:19 am
  • Reply Meg

    Lydia, I love those pastel cards but then your 3rd card is breathtaking!

    June 8, 2017 at 5:07 am
  • Reply TheCraftyLawyer

    The water colored look is beautiful! I can’t wait to try the technique!

    June 8, 2017 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Tracy A

    The floral cards are beautiful. The galaxy card is amazing.

    June 8, 2017 at 6:28 am
  • Reply Dawn T

    AMAZING! The florals are stunning as is the final card. The colours are incredible.

    June 8, 2017 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Beth Karschnick

    SWOON!!!!! Lydia, your watercolor cards are SO DELICIOUS!!! I am totally IN LOVE with this technique and am looking forward to giving it a try!! and then…BAM, BAM BAM BAM!!!!Your galaxy card is just WOW!!! Such an amazing look!!! You ask what I am inspired by and like you I am inspired by many things from nature to designs on napkins.Also, I am ALWAYS inspired by your creations!! God had blessed you with a beautiful gift!!! Thank you for sharing it!

    June 8, 2017 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Denise M Freeman

    Very colorful and beautiful cards! Thanks, Denise

    June 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Keiren

    That night sky/galaxy background is awesome! I’m going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    June 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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