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Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics, watercoloring, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #bjpeters, #stampinbjI've been showcasing cards that have been watercolored in my Watercoloring class.  This is one of those. . . . watercolored with a blender pen.   Easy as pie (actually I don't think pie is easy, that's just a saying!). 

Blender Pens are great for watercoloring images that are smaller and finer.  You can get into those tight spaces.  It also works well on our awesome Whisper White cardstock without warping the paper.  Perhaps one down side is that the color won't blend out as well. 

Butterfly Basics, stampin' up!, BJ Peters, watercoloring, #stampinbj, #bjpeters, #watercoloringThis image is easy to watercolor as it has some shading built into the stamp - it's like a road map for where you should add more color!   When watercoloring, you always want to start with a light color and add more color as needed.  Oh and the "roadmap" helps too!  

I finished off with a Regals collection button (retiring) and designer series paper from the Birthday Bouquet collection (retiring) in the Occasions catalog. 

Have you watercolored with a a blender pen before? 

My customers LOVED the watercoloring class!   So much so that I will offer the tutorials and class packet by mail.   Check out what my customers said here.



Watercoloring In the Meadow

In the Meadow, Watercoloring, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpeters, #watercoloring, #masculine cardDo you ever need ideas for a Masculine card?   And do you ever feel that you could use a lesson in watercoloring?   Then you need to read on about this card.   I taught a watercoloring class for my customers recently and this is one of the cards that we did.  Watercoloring can and is easy when you know a few basics and have just a couple of the right tools.  Some basic tips are;

  • start with a bit of color - you can always add more color but, it is harder to take it away.
  • It's ok to be outside of the lines - it is what watercoloring is!
  • Some white space is good - acceptable and a characteristic of watercoloring!
  • Choose images that have some shading in them - it's easier then to know where to add a higher degree of color!
  • Choose your tools wisely - I recommend watercolor paper and aquapainters!

In the Meadow, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Watercoloring, #stampinbj, #bjpeters, #watercoloringHere's a close up of my watercoloring. . . seriously, by using the right tools and following the simple tips I gave, you can create a watercolored image much like this! 


Feel Good about Watercoloring

Feel Goods, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Watercoloring, #stampinbj, #bjpetersToday I am sharing a card that we are doing in a Watercoloring class that I am doing.  I used the Feel Good stamp set (retiring) and did a Watercolor Wash technique for the background.  I hear so many times that watercoloring is "hard" or "I can't do that".   In my class I showed my customers how watercoloring can be very easy and it is actually very forgiving!  

Feel Goods, Stampin' up!, Bj Peters, watercoloring, #stampinbj, #bjpeters, #watercoloringOne of the keys is to use paper that is a little more porous to allow the color to soak in.  It also makes the ink a little more "blendable".  On this sample I used the Shimmery White cardstock.  The greeting is embossed in black ink.  I used an aquapainter to paint on Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay ink.  There's no real science to the watercolor wash technique - but, you have to be OK with it looking different every time.

If you would like the tutorial for this card, contact me and I will send it on! 


Confetti Celebration in Flirty Flamingo

Confetti Celebration, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersHere is another great card that was part of the cards I created for Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event a couple of weeks ago.  It features the new 2016-2018 in Color - Flirty Flamingo.   And of course a new stamp set - Confetti Celebrations.  I've been seeing a number of horizontal type stripes lately and thought that layout would look really cool with the Silver Glimmer paper - so out popped this super cute birthday card! Confetti Celebration, In Colors, Balloon Bouquet punch, stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersI punched out the "hooray" with the 2" circle punch and then added a 2 3/8" scallop circle punch behind it.  This punch is retiring.  I love the added detail on the scallops with the paper piercing.  The balloons are from the Balloon Bouquet punch.  They are in Flirty Flamingo and Silver foil paper.  The strings are the Black Baker's twine. 

It certainly is a quick and easy Birthday card with lots of Glimmer and Shimmer!   You can begin ordering the new In Colors on June 1!


Marquee Messages Invite

Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, New catalog, #stampinbj, #bjpetersLove this invite for more reasons than one!   First, it's an invite for my North Starz team to come and play in a new product playdate!  Second, it's an invite for a few new people that I know want to join my team. . . I made a few extras if you are one of them, let me know and I'll get your invite off to you!  Third - I love this new stamp set - a little retro but super fun!  I wish I could show you a pic of the stamp set but, I can't until the catalog goes live for customers - sorry!  Guess you should be a demo. . . !

 Marquee Messages, Gold wink of Stella, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersI cut the arrow from Watermelon Wonder and colored in the dots and edges with the gold wink of stella - trust me, it was so much cuter with the gold glimmer added!  The "invited" is on Pear Pizzazz and was also cut out!  

My team - the North Starz are a moving, shaking and growing group!   If you'd love to join us, be sure and contact me!


Love You Lots Emerald Envy

Love You Lots, 2016-2018 In Colors, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersYesterday, I featured 3 of the new In Colors (Peakabook Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo).   Today I am sharing a little Emerald Envy with a new Hostess stamp set called Love You Lots.   Yes Emerald Envy is really truly the green I think about. . . .after all it was the school color of the high school I graduated from.  Villard Mallards (small town in Minnesota that nobody has heard of). 

This card was another one of the cards I made as a display stamper for Stampin' Up!'s recent convention for demonstrators (it was super fun - you should have been there!)

Love You Lots, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersI watercolored the cute little froggie and added some hearts from the Hearts Border punch (retiring).  Check out the ruched ribbon!  It's fun and easy to work with!   It comes in the 2016-2018 In Colors!   The Emerald Envy dotted paper at the bottom is from the 2016-2018 In Colors backgrounds designer series paper. 

Now which In Color is your favorite?  1 more to go. . .



Introducing the 2016-2018 In Colors!

Confetti Celebration, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Sunburst, Sunburst Sayings, In Colors, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersI was honored to be asked by Stampin' Up! to be a display stamper at last weeks OnStageLive event.  So I got to play with the 2016-2018 In Colors in advance!   They are going to be a fun addition to your current Stampin' Up! colors!  This card expertly features 3 of the new In Colors; 

Peakaboo Peach

Flirty Flamingo

Sweet Sugarplum

Stay tuned over the next few days and I will share more of the gorgeous samples including the other 2 2016-2018 In Colors;  Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.

Sunburst, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, 2016-2018 In Colors, #stampinbj, #bjpetersThe layout I used was one that I did a video on a few weeks ago.  You can check that out here.   Super easy - with the Press-n-Seal of course!  The Sunburst framelits and Sunburst Sayings bundle is available until the end of May.  After that, they will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalog - but at full price - not in a bundle.  '

What do you think of these new In Colors?