Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Watercolor Love & Kisses with Studio Calico ~ Giveaway

Morning everyone!  Over at Studio Calico we are gearing up for next's month release, but I'm still having fun with all the goodies from last month:)   Last month, I was lucky enough to have my first designs come out in the Card Main kit and as a standalone stamp/die set, Buttercup!  For the card kit, I designed oversized sequin dies and that kit is still available!  My Buttercup set is out of stock at the moment, but I'm told that they have reordered a new batch.  

For my card today, I used the stamps from Buttercup with the new Triangle Background metal die.  This card is a combination of all the things I've been craving lately: watercolor, gold, and hand written sentiments!  I started by painting my card base with my new SC watercolors.  When working with watercolors, I strongly suggest using watercolor paper.  And don't worry if your paper gets warped.  Just "paint" the backside with water and put it under a heavy book or acrylic block:)


As you can see, I fussy cut the sentiment.  Definitely not a new technique, but I love how it looks!  To add a little shine, I die cut several metallic gold triangles and glued them into the die cut background here and there.  



Just for fun, I'm offering a giveaway today!!!!  I have a set of Studio Calico watercolors and a set of attacher dies that are totally sold out!  There are 3 ways you can enter the giveaway:
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Be/become a follower of this blog (leave a separate comment to let me know you are a Feedly, Bloglovin, or Google follower)
  • Be/become a Twitter follower - jj_bolton (leave a separate comment if you become or are a follower)
I'll choose a winner on Friday night at midnight EST and announce on the blog on Saturday, April 19th.  

****THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WINNERS HERE.****

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mahalo and aloha,
jj

135 comments:

  1. This is such a cool card! I love the bits of gold!

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  2. Oh... such amazing colors on this beautiful card! Love the touches of gold!

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  3. Beautiful card. Your handwriting is gorgeous!! You should definitely design some sentiment stamps!!

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  4. Such pretty colors in watercolor topped off with the triangle die. The gold adds so much. Love it!

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  5. I follow your blog on Feedly to make sure I catch each blog post.

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  6. Love the soft watercolour look. So pretty!

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  7. I love the watercolor background peeking out from behind. Gorgeous card!

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful card, JJ! That texture, and the pops of gold.. perfection!

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  9. Beautiful card, looks so wonderful!!!

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  10. I follow your blog and love your cards...

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  11. great card-loving the watercolor look too!

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  12. I'd love to be entered...this is such an awesome card. I first saw it over at SC member gallery and I was thinking to myself...how can I recreate this?

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  13. GORGEOUS card! LOVE the little pops of gold - such a perfect mix with watercolors! Thanks for a chance to win!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  14. And I follow on Google Connect!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so cute! I don't make cards but this one make me want to try. I love the gold bits best.

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  16. I follow you using the friend connect thing on the sidebar and on bloglovin.

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  17. Following on twitter. (lillylanephoto)

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  18. I just discovered your blog and started following you! Your work is fantastic!

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  19. Oohhhh is that your handwriting??

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  20. I've been looking for a watercolor set for a while now - love your new designs!

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  21. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the gold triangles throughout!

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  22. So happy to already be a blog follower and thank you!

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  23. Love, love, love this the card and the use of watercolor.

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  24. Fabulous card! Love the watercoloring and the triangles. I'm so happy to have discovered your work and your blog through CT work at Studio Calico! :) I'll be waiting for your stamp set to come back into stock. I missed it trying to grab another add-on at reveal. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. And following your blog through Blog Lovin'.

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  26. And following you now on Twitter. :) Thanks for the chances.

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  27. Your card is so gorgeous, those colors are so striking, love the background!!

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  28. I am so excited because I follow your blog through email updates!!

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  29. Your card is just stunning!
    I love how simple but awesome it is!

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  30. Another die I just HAVE to HAVE! LOL! I love the beautiful colors - your trademark JJ! And of course that little bit of gold!

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  31. This card is beautiful! Absolutely love the background. I love that pop of gold.

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  32. Would love to win! It looks amazing!

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  33. I follow your blog also! Love the colors on your card.

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  34. Amazing card!) I follow your blog and twitter))

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  35. great card! thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Beautiful card...I'm fond of watercolors and am currently in pastel rainbow mode. This card really catches my eye. I recently started following your blog...signed up for an email feed via feedburner....and spent a long time backing up through previous posts. Great stuff.

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  37. Love your card! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  38. I follow you through Bloglovin'

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  39. I Follow you now on google. This is glorious. The touch of gold is perfection.

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  40. Love the watercolor effect! tfs!!!

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  41. Beautiful card, love the little bits of gold here and there.

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  42. WOW this card is gorgeous.. I follow you on bloglovin.. :)

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  43. I love the watercolor behind the die cut triangles. The fussy cut sentiment is perfect.

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  44. Gorgeous card! I love the watercolor background under that fabulous triangles die!

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  45. What a fun trendy-in a good way-card. I would love to win the water colors and try this trend myself.

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  46. Awesome card! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  47. Love this card, JJ! Great idea putting gold triangles here and there!

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  48. I'm already a follower, thru email and on Bloglovin!

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  49. What a gorgeous card JJ! As always!!

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  50. I am already a Twitter follower!!!

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  51. I adore this card! The gold little accent triangles are perfection!

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  52. Seriously awesome! I do hope they restock Buttercup--love your handwriting!

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  53. love buttercup. your card is awesome. thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. Amazing card! I adore the sherbet watercolor background and all those tiny triangles.

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  55. Your watercolour card is lovely as are those Studio Calico watercolour paints!

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  56. And, I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  57. Awesome card! Thanks for a chance!

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  58. This is a wonderful card. I love how the water color peeks out from behind all of those great little triangles :)

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  59. I follow by email :) Always get your updates first and right in my mail box so I don't miss a thing.

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  60. Beautiful card. Especially love the random gold accent triangles!

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  61. Following you on Twitter @wild_cm

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  62. Awesome card, love the additional gold triangles added.

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  63. What a fabulous card! Love the gold pieces you put in.

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  64. I follow your blog via email.

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  65. I follow you on Twitter and just tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/PamN29/status/456206060898877440

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  66. Amazing card, JJ! Congrats on having your set available at SC! It's an adorable, trendy set as is this card! ;)

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  67. What a great card! Love the background, and your fussy cutting...I would have swore it was a die!

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  68. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
    I love your card, I would have sworn the fussy cutting was a die.
    Beautiful!

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  70. I follow via email and bloglovin.

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  71. Such a pretty and festive card:)

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  72. FABULOUS card, and love the shades of the SC watercolours :)

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  73. Love the card and the watercolor look!

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  74. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  75. Love how you made the background for this card!

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  76. I follow your blog via email! You are such a talented crafter! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

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  77. Waaaiit a minute, YOU are the genius behind the sequin dies that I spent all morning trying to track down only to find that they are only available in the SC kit?!? Oh my word, how did I not know this?! You are seriously awesome.

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  78. And of course I follow you, naturally. I have you delivered right to my inbox!

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  79. I am a follower of your blog. I am in love with this look. This die is so pretty with the gold accents. I see wedding/anniversary cards too!

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  80. Ok, so I don't use twitter. I guess this will count as a comment anyway. This card is adorable. I must try it!

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  81. I am now following you via bloglovin'

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  82. I love this card, the colors are so much fun!!!

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  83. Of course I follow your blog!

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  84. LOVE the stuff you do!!!
    I follow you on Twitter (username katha78)

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  85. I follow your blog via google
    kat78

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  86. and I have to say: what you do is oh so lovely!!! (;
    Go you!!! (:

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  87. Follow you via Google.. Thanks.

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  88. Love your card...the colors and those gold triangles are perfect. I love all the inspiration I get from you and other members of Studio Calico.

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  89. I already followed you your cards are always full of inspiration this card is also great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Hi! Love what you did with that card. I think triangles are my favorite shape, I love using them in any size in so many different ways! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  91. I follow your blog via feedly! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the future. :)

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  92. I'm a twitter follower too! Thanks for so many chance to enter.

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  93. Love this card JJ! The watercoloring under the triangle die is perfect and the hints of gold look so cool! :)

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  94. Love this card, JJ! Such a clever way to play with your water colors and dies, and your fussy cut sentiment is fabulous!
    It''s so much fun to visit your blog ~ Thanks so much for the tip about using water colors...and for always sharing your beautiful designs with us!

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  95. done! bloglovin...LOVIN' your card!

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  96. What a beautiful card! I love the touches of gold you added with the thread and tiny triangles.

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  97. I follow you on Twitter! amandac78613

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  98. I follow your blog with Google.

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  99. I am now a Google follower.

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  100. I've followed you for awhile via google. :)

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  101. LOVE your beautiful card,
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  102. I'm a Google follower.
    {The one with 3 dragonflies and a D~ when you hover over it}
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  103. Wow those soft watercolours look amazing under the die!

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  104. I follow your blog through google. Do not have a Twitter account. Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway!

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  105. I love this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Beautiful card! I love the background die & those little gold accents!

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  107. Stunning card! Love the watercoloring behind the awesome triangle die.

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  108. I follow your blog through Feedly.

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  109. AMAZING card with a big WOW factor, love love love!!!

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