At any rate, one of the kits that Betsy came out with was called Beautiful Brushstrokes. It is all about achieving a water color look using stamps. Let me add here that once the kits are sold, they're gone. And let me tell you, they sell out quick! So, I loved the inspiration from Betsy's Beautiful Brushstrokes kit and sat down one day to create my own version of some of her inspired cards from the kit. You can find all of her cards Here on her blog. I'm not claiming these designs as my own, they are complete copy cats of hers but I still wanted to share them with you so that if you are on a tight budget like me, you can see that you can still achieve similar looks using the supplies you already have. That being said, here's my cards.
Ruby Rose and Happiness In Bloom. The border was hand cut and a light watercolor wash was added to the background. I found a sheet of scrapbooking paper that had a bit of a watercolor look to it that coordinated perfectly, so you'll see that used in a couple of cards. A strip of washi tape was added to the bottom and since I didn't have any "Rainstones" that are included in the kit, I used clear Glossy Accents instead to create the look of dew drops.
Simon Says Stamp called "Favorite Flowers". A hand stamped border along the bottom with a strip of washi tape finish it off perfectly!
Watercolor Wonder. The roses are from a Mother's Day set from SSS. Washi tape, a button and string finish this card off.
Daydreamer set from PTI. Here you can see the pre-printed scrapbooking paper I used. I sprayed a very light spray of homemade cherry glimmer mist to give it more interest. Some Glossy Accents dew drops finish this card off nicely.
Morning Glory from Sweet N' Sassy stamps that I colored using a water coloring technique. A piece of jute string adds a nice finishing touch!
So that's it for my Make-it Market "Beautiful Brushstrokes" inspired cards. See what you can find in your stash to create some pretty water colored cards today! Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit