Friday, May 19, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–World Of Watercolors

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor. There are so many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to list here. But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.

If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Jodie Park of Close to My Heart:


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And the awesome prize this month is:


We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017. The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at, by May 26th to claim your prize.

Since I’m the first stop in this hop, let’s get to hopping!

For my first card, I used a rubber stamp from Magnolia Stamps called Tilda With Violin.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color her in.  Watch for a follow-up this week when I’ll give you a few tips and tricks on how I created this card.

Violin Girl_onecraftymrs


My second card is done using the Bokeh technique.  The stamp is from a Gerda Steiner set called “Playful Kittens”.  Aren’t they the cutest!  I’ll post a follow-up on my blog this week to walk you through the technique and tell you more about my card.


Kitty Love_onecraftymrs


My last card today is using a My Favorite Things stamp set called “Adorable Elephants”.   Once again, there will be a follow-up on my blog this week with more details on the card below so make sure you come back.

Adorable Elephant Thank You_onecraftymrs

Now you’re off to visit with my teammate, Claudia. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:


  1. Beautiful cards! I especially love that bokeh card . . . one of my favorite techniques. Great hopping with you!

  2. These are all lovely cards, Sharon. You did a fabulous job. It's a pleasure hopping with you...always!

  3. Super cute cards Sharon. I love the idea with the watercolor background and the Bokeh did an awesome job with it. Thanks for hopping my friend :-)

  4. very pretty cards. I really like the elephant!


  5. Very cute cards. The Bokeh technique is very dreamy looking.

  6. All your cards are beautiful and I loved the Bokeh Technique so much I had to find a video on how to do it and I think I might be trying that this week. Thanks for sharing so awesome cards.

  7. Can't wait to hear/see more details!

  8. Very cute cards Sharon! I did a series of Bokeh technique a while back, now after seeing yours I might have to do some again!

  9. Beautiful cards!! It was great hopping with you again!

  10. Beautiful cards! Really love the bokeh technique!

  11. Your cards are adorable - love those images! I didn't know you could do watercolor Bokeh, so I'm really looking forward to the details. Lovely backgrounds.

  12. Adorbs, Sharon! I'll try to come back throughout the week to see your details!

  13. Adorable! I can't wait to see how you did the background on the bear card.

  14. Very nice card, love them all. I am especially loving the elephant. Thanks for sharing.


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