Watercolors + Pencils + No Line Coloring

Hello crafty friends! I am popping by to share a card I made using a brand new stamp set that was put together by my fellow Cape Cod friend, Jenn Shurkus!

This set truly captures Jenn’s love of Cape Cod, and I was honored that she gave me one of these new sets; you can find the stamp set here. You can also read about where these stamps came from here on Jenn’s blog.

I’ve decided to color some of the images in the set with watercolors, and add a bit of extra detail with colored pencils.

How I Made It
Watercolors + Pencils + No Line Coloring

For the watercolors, I used a mix of both Prima and Daniel Smith colors; the Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils are what I used to add extra-fine details. The sharp point of the pencils allow you to be more precise than if you used a watercolor brush.

Watercolors + Pencils + No Line Coloring

I decided to give this card a bit of a “distressed” effect. The Tim Holtz & Tonic Studios Paper Distresser is the perfect tool for achieving that “worn paper” look easily (and safely!). I not only distressed the edge of my watercolored scene, but also a piece of Carta Bella’s Summer Splash pattern paper, which is layered behind the scene.

Watercolors + Pencils + No Line Coloring

I finished off the card by tying a bit of red twine along the left side of the card, plus a few sequins from Simon’s Smooch mix are tucked here and there between the layers.

Watercolors + Pencils + No Line Coloring

I hope you are inspired by today’s project featuring this Cape Cod exclusive stamp set that my friend Jenn has created! I’m so happy you stopped by and that you will be back again to see more inspiration! I’ll see you soon!

Supplies Used

Daniel Smith MINNESOTA PIPESTONE…
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Cape Cod Clear Stamp Set *exclusive *…
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Carta Bella SUMMER SPLASH 6 x 6 Paper…
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER…
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Lawn Fawn PEPPERMINT SINGLE CORD…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins SMOOCH…
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Tonic GLOSS – SIMPLY WHITE Grande…
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Caran d’Ache LUMINANCE 40 Colored…
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Caran d’Ache LUMINANCE 12 Colored…
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Caran d’Ache LUMINANCE 20 Colored…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Daniel Smith PERMANENT BROWN 15ML…
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Daniel Smith UNDERSEA GREEN 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith COBALT TEAL BLUE 5ML…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR PAN CASE ALT2317
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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