Hello friends. Today’s video shows a fun way to get kids involved in cardmaking. I also show a fun coordinating stamp and die technique.
My kids have always enjoyed watercolor and I have stacks of papers they have created. Therefore, I decided to get them to create pieces that I could incorporate into cards. It was so much fun!
We used both Kuretake Gansai Tambi and Peerless Watercolor, but you could use any watercolor you have. We also added Finetec Mica Watercolor for some added shine. (Remember – you can use any “metallic” or “Pearlescent” watercolor for this… or even make your own with Perfect Pearls and water. Check out THIS video for more info.) Keep in mind – the wet results may not look great, but the dry results always do. The kids can learn a lot about blending colors, etc.
After the pieces were dry, I cut them down and die cut lots of hearts from the Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers Dies. I then did a fun technique using the Concord & 9th Being Classy stamps and coordinating dies. For added interest, I used silver and gold glitter embossing powders.
This is one of many ways to get your kids involved in creating. They also like to create cards entirely on their own, but this was fun, too.
These cards are a perfect fit the this week’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. The focus is on kids – either creating kindness FOR them or WITH them. Soon I will be back with an idea for creating happy kids cards… that would be perfect for the Card Shower I mentioned HERE.
Here are some related videos you might like:
- Kids also enjoy using the Brusho watercolor powders. They create WOW results! (I recommend this for older kids.)
- Another kid-friendly technique is to use inks for watercolor.
- We used Peerless watercolor in this video – here is some helpful info about this product.
Today I have FOUR giveaway packs from the kind folks at Concord & 9th! This is a new company and I have been very impressed with the kindness of the owners. Each prize pack has the Being Classy Stamps and dies I used today… along with a pack of their Happy Hues notecards. (These look like pre-watercolored cards and are gorgeous. Check them out HERE.) These products are also part of the Concord & 9th “Kindness Bundle”… where they are also donating to the Kind Campaign.
For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/22/15 telling me if you ever “mass produce” cards to make a bunch at once. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc