A fun watercolor tutorial by Karin!

Our friend Karin put together an awesome watercolor tutorial! We are so excited to show it to you! Let’s check it out in her own words below!

Hi Everyone!
Karin here to inspire you to use your watercolors to create some fast, and easy cards!
A lot of people think watercolor is a difficult media and, even though I paint quite a lot, I totally agree (-: – but it doesn’t have to be difficult. I’ll show how easy it is to create a landscape scene that I think will be appreciated by the receiver no matter what age or gender.

I start out by wetting my watercolor paper – if you use a 140 lb paper there is no need to stretch it, but if your paper is thinner than that you might want to tape it to a cardboard before you start to prevent it from bulging while you’re painting.

When the paper is still wet I  add the sky/cloud colors so they spread on the wet paper and create realistic looking clouds; I like Ultramarine mixed with a little bit of Paynes grey or burnt sienna for this. I let that dry completely  before I go on with the next step.

Then I simply paint stripes of different colors to create mountains, hills, fields and grass, making sure I use cool colors for the mountains and hills and warmer colors for the grass and fields that are closer. This is an easy way to create distance in a painting and especially important in a simple scene like this where there isn’t much else to guide the eye.

I used mixes of ultamarine and viridian for the distant hills and then raw sienna, burnt sienna and burnt umber for the fields and grass. For the very darks I mix ultramarine with burnt umber. You can of course choose any colors you like but try to stick to a limited number of colors – that way it is easier to create harmony in your painting.

I then spatter some darker colors (ultramarine mixed with burnt umber)  to the bottom to create a bit of texture.  Make sure you protect the rest of the painting with a piece of scrap paper before doing this!

You can of course also use stamps to create leaves or plants, just make sure your painting is completely dry before you do this.

When I’m happy with my painting it is time to “frame” it. I used Lawn Fawn’s wonderful Stitched Rectangles for this. I put a smaller die inside a larger one and use washi tape to keep them in place like that when I die cut them.

I then adhere my little painting to a card base, stamp a sentiment underneath and then adhere the frame using foam adhesive.

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial, Karin! I can’t wait to try some fun watercolor backgrounds! You rock!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

A zebra birthday by Elena


I love this sweet card by Elena! The Critters on the Savanna zebra on the present is too cute! I love that #awesome is a great way to highlight fun stamped scenes! Thanks for sharing this cute card, Elena!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Lawn Fawn Intro: Hedgehugs

Hello and welcome to the third post of Lawn Fawn’s October Inspiration Week week! We are just so excited about this week! We are featuring 4 stamp sets and dies, and we will have fun posts and giveaways and lots of inspiration!

AND today’s post too! 🙂

Today is our showcase of Hedgehugs and its coordinating dies!  The design team has made the most amazing samples!  We also have a video at the bottom showcasing some fun ways of using these products !

Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details and leave these wonderful DT girls some comment love! 🙂

Chari‘s card is so sweet! I love that the sentiment fits in the Penelope’s Blossoms banner!

I love how Nicole added Deck the Halls and Snowflake Wood Veneer to make this set perfect for the holidays!

How sweet is this scene by Nichol?! I love that heart in the sun!

Kim shows that the “holiday” from Winter Penguin is a perfect match to Hedgehugs!

Yainea‘s card is so sweet! This set matches perfectly with You’ve Got Mail, and #awesome is a perfect fit, too!

Lynnette‘s card is so sweet! I just love all of the hearts!

Make sure you click on each of the design team’s names to go to their blogs and see the details of how they made their cards. You will walk away inspired for sure!


We now have a video introducing this set along with a card from start to finish! You can watching it here or at our YouTube channel!

Thank you so much for watching!

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I hope you have enjoyed this look at Hedgehugs and its coordinating dies. Tomorrow we have another fun set to show you! For now, though, it’s giveaway time! Leave us a comment telling us what your favorite part about snow is by October 22nd at 10:00pm EDT, and we will randomly pick one winner for this stamp set! (If you already own this stamp set and win, you can choose another set!)

Make sure to come back tomorrow, Tuesday October 21st for our next inspiration week day!
Thank you so much for all of your excitement for our inspiration week! Your comments, tweets, facebook, instagram and YouTube messages mean so much to us! Every one puts a big smile on our faces! We think Lawn Fawn fans are the best in the world. We love you guys! 🙂     

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,