Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Julia Stainton has created a beautiful watercolor card and we can’t wait to share it with you.

And now, let’s hear from Julia about her project…

One of the things I love most about crafters is their passion for what
they create. I adore so many different crafts and, while paper crafts is
at the top of the list, I’m also a huge fan of fabric and sewing. Today I’m having fun combining the two different crafts into one project.
This card is for a friend of mine who thinks nothing of paper crafting
all day and then whipping up a couple sewing projects at the end of the
day. Now there’s a passion for crafting!

Watercoloring is a big
trend right now and I love how quick it can be to watercolor a design.
The beautiful images from the Sew Happy stamp set look “sew” sweet
watercolored! To create the background, I stamped the images over a panel
I cut from Sugar Cube cardstock. The watercolored panel is stitched to the card
front. This adds to the sewing theme but also helps keep a watercolor
panel from buckling.

The Taylored Expressions sequins are always a
great accent on any project. I love the color mixes and while they are
often designed around a particular theme or holiday, don’t forget to
look beyond that and see that they work for other occasions as well.
This particular sequin mix is called Gingerbread Lane and even though it’s holiday themed, I was excited to find that this sequin mix matches up almost
perfectly with the color combo of this fun and summery sewing card.

The
vellum strip under the die cut sentiment makes a great panel to
highlight the sentiment without totally covering up the watercoloring. I
always hate covering things up once I’ve created them and this is a
trick I turn to again and again.

Creating a stamped and watercolored background is a great way to use lots of smaller stamp images. Why not give it a whirl?!

Thanks so much, Julia, for sharing this dress form beauty with us today! Be sure to check out Julia’s blog, Belle Papier to see more of her lovely projects. Have a joyful day!