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Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets

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Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Today’s post is all about creating two sets of birthday cards using the same techniques, but one tailored more as masculine and the other more feminine. What’s more, I’ve also created a box for each set so these could easily be given as a gift set for someone to use so make sure you check those out at the end. Video tutorial Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets:      Written and photos Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets:  To start off with, we're going to...

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Quick watercoloured CAS Card

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Quick watercoloured CAS Card

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. There are some cards where quick colouring works better than detailed colouring, and this card is one of them. Although this stamp has a lot of detail and is delicate, you could spend quite a while no-line watercolouring it. However, as it is a small stamp, quick colouring is better if you're not a great colourist. This stamp also works well on a CAS card, and I'm showing you how this is done in today's post.  Written and photos Quick watercoloured CAS Card:  To start off, add...

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Watercolour Bleed background - Altenew Sketch Floral & Watercolour 36 Pan set

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Watercolour Bleed background - Altenew  Sketch Floral & Watercolour 36 Pan set

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Watercolour is one of my favourite colouring mediums to use when it comes to floral stamps. But when it came to the background, I wanted a soft wash as though the watercolours from the flowers were bleeding out. Watercolour bleed background technique allows you to softly build colour around the flowers in the background before going back in to define the flowers.  Video Tutorial Watercolour Bleed background: Written and photos Watercolour Bleed background: The stamp set I'm using is the Altenew Sketchy Floral stamp set and has a lovely large floral...

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No-line watercolour Darling Lily

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No-line watercolour Darling Lily

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. I have a lovely no-line watercolour Lily card today and I've used a Gina K Amalgam ink which is perfect for this technique. Gina K came out with a selection of amalgam colours that could be used for no-line colouring with your watercolours, alcohol inks and pencils so it is a very versatile ink! You can easily adapt this card for any occasion, and could even make lovely thinking of you card.  Written and photos No-line watercolour Darling Lily: To start off trim a piece of smooth...

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Altenew Mask Stencil - Exotic Tulips

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Altenew Mask Stencil - Exotic Tulips

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Have you tried out the new mask stencil set from Altenew? You can create beautiful cards using these masked stencils even without the coordinating stamps and I'm going to show you how. Altenew Mask Stencil - Exotic Tulips video:   Altenew Mask Stencil - Exotic Tulips photos and written step-by-step: The masked stencil set I'm using is the exotic tulip stencil set from Altenew and I'm using ink-blending along with some Copic colour for added detail to create the first card. I adhered the masked stencil to some...

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