Cute Easter cards using Zig, and Koi Water Coloring
Hi everyone! Jessie here, and welcome. Today I am using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (whew that’s a long one :)), and Koi Water Colors to make a few Easter cards. I love watercolor it is so relaxing. There is something just so playful about laying down water color on paper. I just love it! So let’s get to todays card.
I’ve had an idea of making an egg-shaped card for a while now. There’s something special about Easter, and eggs! I wanted to the egg colors to be mainly pink, blue, yellow, and green. As these colors remind me of Easter! I used Bristol Smooth paper as it works so well with Zig. One thing to remember is don’t overwork the paper with water. It will saturate the paper making it lift the paper. When this happens I find a light rub with a Sanding Block will help fix a rough spot so it’s usually no longer visible. For the flowers I took a bunch of smaller images that I had from several stamp sets and combined them using a Misti Stamp positioner. Then I heat embossed using white Ranger super fine embossing powder, and a heat gun.
Above are pictures of the 3 different Easter cards I made. The first two eggs were done using Koi Water Colors. While the last egg was done with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and a water brush.
I used Taylored Expressions Egg Stacklets largest die in the set. Holding it in place with Washi tape I ran it through my Big Shot.
I used my Big Shot to do a background using the Paper Studio Doodle Hearts embossing folder. I used a large Happy Easter greeting from a set by Hero Arts called Celebrate Everyday. Next I got out my sentiment You are such a Blessing from WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks set. I ran this along a strip of Bristol paper in a continuous line for the bottom of the card. I tried to match up the die ink colors to the color of the background as best I could.
Next to pull the card together I started with stock from Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White 110lb. I made these cards side folding 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used a layer of Simon Says Stamp 100lb card stock. Next I adhered the embossed background layer next using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. One of the great things of this adhesive is if you accidentally go over the edge it has a matte finish so it won’t show 🙂 I used Pop Dots to give the egg dimension . For the strip sentiment I used Darice adhesive strips to lift it slightly, and catch the eye.
I decided to finish off my cards with envelopes stamped using the same sentiments, and colors as the cards. I think it just ties everything together 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
See you next time,
Below are the supplies I used making this card. If you would like to know more, or purchase an item just click on the image to be taken to the Simon Says Stamp.com website.