Card Cafe Thursday with Kelly Latevola!

Card Cafe Thursday with Kelly Latevola!

Hello Crafters! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be here! If you’ve ever been to my blog you know I’m super into making cards in themes. Basically, because if my cards aren’t matchy matchy I can’t put them in a photo together.
We’ve all got our thing. Am I right?
After mulling it over and a fun chat with a crafty girlfriend I decided to approach my three cards on a level basis. We are going to be making three cards where we watercolor with distress oxides and then with each card we’ll add a little bit more. Sound like fun? Good. Let’s get started!
First things first, make sure you have the right supplies. Watercolor paper is a must though it doesn’t matter which brand. I’ve also done this technique with Bristol board and achieved beautiful results. If you’re interested you can see that video here.
I remember when I first tried watercolor, I thought surely I can just make do with what I have. There’s a ton of whosits and whatsits on the market that you could probably craft without.  Watercolor paper isn’t one of them if you want beautiful results. The paper is designed to let the ink sit on top which allows it to move.
 
For my first card I watercolored the background, added a few white highlights with a gel pen and stamped the sentiment. The only other detail I added was a few clear droplets to accent the sentiment. I didn’t do any shading at all. I let the watercolor shine on its own and I think it’s beautiful. This is a super easy design to mass produce!
Card number two starts with another Distress Oxide background but this time I did add a bit of shading. Most of the time we crafters feel like we need all the things. Full Set Syndrome strikes again haha! However, if you’re just starting out your collection of Copic markers skip all the colors, get the grays.
 
While grays aren’t particularly exciting you can shade anything with them. They are your “basic black dress pant” in your wardrobe. Not fun to shop for but man does it help pull everything together. Using gray markers helps you to get tons of practice without worrying about coloring blending. Plus, you can shade with grays, then go over it with another color and it looks like you blended multiple colors. You can see in this video where I did that technique.
The last card I made is the majority of cards I make. Full Copic coloring is usually where I’m living. I do love combining a watercolor background with full spectrum Copic coloring for a little extra something.
There’s something so beautiful to me about the colors mixing together, layering over top of each other. Plus, making those images pop off the page makes my heart go pitter patter. You can see a similar card I created in this video.
I know sometimes when you’re reading it’s hard to “see” how those things work together. Don’t worry I’m not just going to link to old videos because I have a new one! You can watch all three cards from above come to life in the video below. *They’re may or may not be a bonus card**
I know it’s quite a bit of time to watch but I really want you to learn. If I speed through all of it it’s hard to do that. Honestly, most of my videos are on the longer side. This might not be for you. That’s totally okay!
 
I love how all three cards start out with the same technique but end up with completely different results. I hope I’ve inspired you to give this a try and maybe put your own spin on it!
Thanks so much for joining me and a huge thank you to Scrapbook & Cards Today for having me!
You can find more of Kelly’s work on her blog or find her Instagram @disp6194

Card One Supplies: Stamps: Simon Says Stamp; Spring Flowers, More Spring Flowers, Summer Flowers, You Matter.   Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White 80lb. Paper Trimmer/score board: We Are Memory Keepers Inks: Ranger Distress Oxides; Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry. Simon Says Stamp Black and Intense Black dye ink Paintbrushes: Silver Brush Company; Black Velvet line 2″ round, 8″ round, and 1″ flat. Craft Mat: Ranger. Stamp Positioner: My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI. Adhesive: Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Ranger; Glossy Accents. Craft Foam: Simon Says Stamp.  Pens: EK Success; Journaling pen Sakura; White gel pen Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh; Clear droplets Tape: Artist’s Loft Miscellaneous: paper towels. 

Card Two SuppliesStamps: Simon Says Stamp; Bouquet of Thanks, You Matter. Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White 80lb. Paper Trimmer/score board: We Are Memory Keepers Inks: Ranger Distress Oxides; Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry. Simon Says Stamp; Black and Intense Black dye ink Paintbrushes: Silver Brush Company; Black Velvet line 2″ round, 8″ round, and 1″ flat. Craft Mat: Ranger. Stamp Positioner: My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI. Adhesive: Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Ranger; Glossy Accents. Craft Foam: Simon Says Stamp.  Pens: EK Success; Journaling pen Sakura; White gel pen Markers: Copic; C1, C3, C5, C7. Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops; Simply White Tape: Artist’s Loft Miscellaneous: paper towels.

Card Three Supplies: Stamps: Simon Says Stamp; Poinsettia, Best Mom Ever, Spring Flowers, Summer Flowers, You Matter. Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White 80lb. Paper Trimmer/score board: We Are Memory Keepers Inks: Ranger Distress Oxides; Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry. Simon Says Stamp Black and Intense Black dye ink Paintbrushes: Silver Brush Company; Black Velvet line 2″ round, 8″ round, and 1″ flat. Craft Mat: Ranger. Stamp Positioner: My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI. Adhesive: Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Ranger; Glossy Accents. Craft Foam: Simon Says Stamp.  Pens: EK Success; Journaling pen Sakura; White gel pen Markers: Copic; R32, R35, R29, R59, V01, V04, V06, V09, Y02, Y08, YR23, E99, YG03, YG17, YG67, BG13, BG45, BG49. Embellishments: Neat and Tangled; Clear Sequin Mix Tape: Artist’s Loft Miscellaneous: paper towels.

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20 Comments

  1. Angela October 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Gorgeous!!

  2. Carmel Schupka October 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    The first two are so quick and the result looks like it took a lot of time. They are all very pretty.

  3. Lee October 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Fabulous video — and I learned so much. Loved the information and demo on how just having grey can do so much (I’m reluctant to make the commitment to cost when I don’t know if I even want to do or can do alcohol markers). Loved how the backgrounds I thought were “meh” turned out to be perfect for all three cards. Loved the anemones? freesia? simple cards with grey. And the one you colored! Learned so much! Fabulous. TYFS.

  4. Helen Gullett October 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

    WOW… WOW… WOW… They are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  5. Kelly Crowl October 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!!
    BLOWN AWAY…

  6. Kirsty Vittetoe October 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This is beautifully created.

  7. Barbmac October 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Breathtaking and stunning are two words I would use to describe these beautiful cards!the You are the Best is my absolute favorite! I love the soft pastel colors and you have just the right amount of sparkle! TFS!

  8. Deborah Rikard October 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for your video. The instructions were very clear and most helpful.

  9. Jean Fulton October 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Love the vibrant color in the last card.

  10. FD91354 October 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the technique. Thanks for sharing

  11. Margaret October 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Beautiful cards! And thank you so much for your video – I always feel like I’m messing up with watercolor, even with distress inks, but now I see a clear path to a beautiful background! Will be trying these techniques today!

  12. Bette October 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Took my breath away.

  13. Debbie Barba October 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous! You really make me feel like I can do this! Thanks so much for your detailed instructions. Spent my lunch hour closely watching your videos. Time well spent!

  14. chark October 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    thanks for the ideas!

  15. Kathy Ferguson October 20, 2017 at 1:29 am

    I love all three cards and the techniques you used to complete. Your bonus card is gorgeous. I definitely think you should do a video of it. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  16. Bev Pallen Belbin October 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Your cards are beautiful, thank you for all the tips.

  17. Deepa Lakshman October 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Love these cards, Kelly and you taught me quite a bit today. I just wish you could come home and give a one on one lesson on copic coloring and shading.

  18. Sandra October 21, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Wonderful Cards!! Love Them all ♡

  19. Ericka Strange October 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Love this gorgeous coloring and colors. SO pretty and thanks for the video and tips! Beautiful job.

  20. Marjorie Dumontier October 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This is a set of absolutely beautiful cards!

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