Watercolor Thank You Card and CHACB Challenge #4 Sneak Peek!

Watercolor Thank You 3


Watercolor Thank You Card and Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4 Sneak Peek

Hey everybody!  Lots of stuff is happening in life right now, so I’m afraid I’ve gotten off schedule.  Hope you don’t mind 🙂  The good news is, most of the stuff that’s happening is really good stuff!  Hooray!

I have a couple things to share with you today.  First, a sweet and simple Thank You card just in time for Spring…in just a couple days the temps are supposed to be back in the 50’s here!  Hooray!  Away with the cold!  Away with the freezing precipitation!  In with Spring and flowers and sunshine!!!

Sorry, got a little carried away 🙂  Here’s the card:

Watercolor Thank You 1


I started with a 4 x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock then stamped the floral image with VersaMark and embossed it with white powder.  Then, I used my blending tool to add just a little Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, and Tattered Rose Distress Inks to one side of the cardstock.  Next, I got a wide paintbrush saturated with water and started “painting”- I pulled the ink across the cardstock with the wet paintbrush to create a softened watercolor look.  I dried that with my heat gun then used one of my Spellbinders dies to punch out a window.  Finally, I stamped and embossed the sentiment directly onto the card base, added a couple rhinestones, and popped the cardstock up on foam squares.

The inside is simple, I just repeated part of the stamp and the watercolor technique in one corner:

Watercolor Thank You 2


Done!  It was super quick and easy, and would make a really lovely set (if I ever get around to it…)

And now, what I know you’ve all been waiting for!  Yesterday was the 3rd Monday of March, which means it was time for the 4th Challenge over at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  I’m one of the guest designers this month, so my project will be posted next week.  In the meantime, here are the Challenge #4 guidelines and my sneak peek!

Challenge #4 Show Some Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam!
Graphic 45 is our sponsor this month. They are known for their fabulous vintage products and papers. To pay homage to their glamour and style, create a project that shows off your hoarded sparkly items. Show some glitz! Pump up the glam! Use the photo collection below for extra inspiration. You need not match the colors or style of the photos, just use them as inspiration. Notice the glass, gems, pearls, metal, glitter! What do you hoard that is “sparkly”?

Are you inspired?  I saw that box in the lower left corner and immediately started getting ideas.  For more inspiration, check out all the projects made by the CHACB Design Team!  Here’s a little peek at my project:

CHACB #4 Sneak Peek

Don’t forget to enter your project at Craft Hoarders Anonymous by Midnight on Sunday, March 30th for your chance to win a fabulous prize from our March sponser, Graphic 45!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day 🙂

3 thoughts on “Watercolor Thank You Card and CHACB Challenge #4 Sneak Peek!

  1. brosmother says:

    Clean, simple, feminine, very pretty card. I like it ever so much! And the sneak peek? Can’t wait for the reveal!!

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