Karin’s Watercolor Ugly and Bright Card and a Clever Swatch Book!

September Inspiration Week is just around the corner, and we are so excited! We will be highlighting all the fun holiday sets from the Fall & Winter 2022 Release! Be sure to join us for Design Team Inspiration, intro videos and daily giveaways! See you on the 14th for the Big Giveaway!

Today Karin joins us to share a lovely watercolor card featuring Ugly and Bright. She also created a handy watercolor swatch book project.

Karin’s simply beautiful Christmas card features a sweater from Ugly and Bright. First, she stamped it with Distress Ink in Antique Linen before adding pretty water coloring! And then she layered it on a Lacy Heart Stackable which she also water colored.

She spelled out Noel with Henry’s ABCs, stamping the letters with the sweater to coordinate with the focal image. To finish this lovely design, Karin then attached the sweater and letters to a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle.

Karin is an accomplished watercolor artist, check out her artwork on Instagram HERE. She created a handy portable swatch book to take along on her Plein Air painting adventures. Using a Mini Notebook and Art Supplies Lawn Cuts she gave her travel palette sweet details!

Then inside the book she used the paint tube die to swatch the different colors of watercolor paint she uses. Here she has room for making notes.

This lovely design would be perfect for creating a card for a friend who loves to watercolor! Simply use Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow paper for the background. Then add the pretty arrangement of Art Supplies on a Lacy Heart Stackable!

Thank you so much for your beautiful inspiration today, Karin! I love your wonderful watercolor projects!


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Have an amazing day!


10 thoughts on “Karin’s Watercolor Ugly and Bright Card and a Clever Swatch Book!

  1. Beautiful card inspiration! I love to watercolor and am excited for Ugly & Bright to arrive soon, so I definitely am excited to try something like Karin’s design!
    I am seriously head over heels for Karin’s swatch book! Every detail is perfectly awesome! I guess I need to add the Art Supplies to my stash as well!
    Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!!

  2. Great job, Karin!! I love the Henry’s alpha letters and that beautiful lacy heart that you watercolored behind the sweater. I think your talent is remarkable. Thanks to LF for sharing this.
    Lori S in PA

  3. That card is just gorgeous – and I love how the stamped image is repeated on the letters
    Lovely notebook too and such a great idea!!

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