TagMelinda Stearns

Looking for Watercolor Card Ideas?

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If you are looking for watercolor card ideas, you are going to LOVE this one! When we first saw this one of Melinda’s watercolor card ideas it popped into our heads that it looks like a little piece of art! Melinda says she was inspired by spring in the air and we can totally feel it in this adorable project! Let’s check out how she made it! First, Melinda stamped the little chicks in Lemon Color Fuse ink. She then […]

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Do You Love Watercolor Stamping Techniques?

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If you love watercolor stamping techniques, you are going to LOVE this project! We share lots of fun ways to use our products and have shared lots of tips and ideas for watercolor stamping techniques. Today’s project from Melinda is another fabulous take on using our stamps and watercoloring to create truly gorgeous results. And it’s NOT difficult and you don’t have to be “an artist” to create these stunning effects. Let’s get started! First, you will want to use […]

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Watercolor Salt Painting on a Background

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Have you tried watercolor salt painting? You will after seeing this post! Watercolor salt painting sounds like it could be complicated but it’s a super simple technique and gives seriously cool effects! Today Melinda uses this fun technique on her mystical moonlit background and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Here’s how Melinda made hers so you can get the basic idea. She started with a piece of watercolor paper cut to card front size and traced a […]

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Colored Pencil Techniques – Brights On Dark Paper

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See how to use one of our favorite colored pencil techniques for a striking look! We are betting that somewhere in your stash you have some colored pencils and haven’t really thought about colored pencil techniques in a while. Well, today Melinda is going to inspire you to dig out your perhaps forgotten colored pencils and try out this use of beautiful vibrant bright colors over darker card stock. Don’t those blossoms practically glow? Let’s dig in and learn how […]

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One of The Prettiest Flower Birthday Card Ideas!

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We love seeing and saving flower birthday card ideas and this beauty with its white on white background in combination with those bright, cheery, almost tropical flowers takes our breath away! Melinda has created a keeper for us and we hope you pin this for future reference because we can see this card design idea being used over and over in all kinds of color combinations. Shall we make one? On white card stock, start stamping your layered flowers from […]

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Try No Line Stamping For A STUNNING Look!

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Raise your hand if you’ve tried no line stamping. Ok, now raise your hand if you haven’t. Either way you are going to be blown away by today’s project using no line stamping. This card is so beautiful, it could be framed and kept as an always-on-display gift, which was what Melinda says she was shooting for when she created it. We think the totally hit the bullseye! And what’s more, it’s not hard at all to get this look! […]

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A Super Cool Washi Tape Technique!

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If you are like a lot of us, our designer Melinda included, you have some washi tape that you just had to buy and now have no idea where or how to use it. Well, today Melinda is blowing our minds with this fun and fabulous washi tape technique that lets you create a totally custom look, actually USE some of your washi tape and end up with two gorgeous elements for two different cards. First, make your background panels […]

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Coloring Directly Onto Stamps – WOW Technique!

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Have you ever tried coloring directly onto stamps with markers? Did you even know you “could” do that? Today, Melinda, one of our new Design Team members, has created a simply gorgeous card for us using this WOW technique. We just love that she used a spring/summer stamp and created a perfect winter card by using her beautiful cool palette of blues and silvers. You will want to use a stamp positioner, like the Misti for example, for this to […]

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