January 2016 Release in Review & Contest

The January release has been full of some gorgeous new products and we hope the projects from the team have been beyond inspiring!  I've picked out favorites of my own, from each of the design team members, to share with you today!  Click the link next to each team member's name to see more details about the project shown here, as well as the rest of her projects from this release!  And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post…..you won't want to miss out on this month's release in review CONTEST!!!

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.



CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.



CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

Now that you have had a chance to see all of this eye candy, how about a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some of the amazing goodies used to make them!  


$150 PTI Gift Certificate  

for you to spend however you choose!

All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below…


You have until 9:30pm EST to post a comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced here, on this post, shortly before the release at 10pm EST.  Thanks for joining in our release festivities today and best of luck with the contest!



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  • 1
    Kelly Keegan says:

    I enjoy watercoloring, and love the look of it. I would like to use it more on my cards.

  • 2
    Kate Bell says:

    I have limited success with watercoloring but continue to practice!

  • 3
    Carrie_Crafts says:

    Yes, I’ve loved water coloring since my college days, which was a long time ago! I hadn’t painted in quite some time until the trend started up in papercrafting and cardmaking. I LOVE it! It’s even more fun to watercolor with all the new tools and mediums available today!

  • 4
    ljhart says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring, but don’t use it very often. You’ve inspired me to use it more.

  • 5
    Leigh Penner says:

    I love the look of watercolours and often include it on my cards, either by smooshing or using mi Zig markers.

  • 6
    Julie C says:

    I love the idea of watercoloring but have only tried it a few times. My biggest fear is not doing “messy” right. I try to hard to make my regular projects just right, that letting go of staying inside the lines is intimidating!

  • 7
    Kathy D says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring, and I am trying to include it more in my projects. I think I use it maybe 5% of the time now (and lots of watercolor paper in the scrap pile – I need more practice!).

  • 8
    sallie says:

    I love watercoloring on cards!!….usually on 140# watercolor paper and using traditional tube watercolors. I do at least one card a week with watercolors…find it fast and easy.

  • 9
    Amanda says:

    Watercoloring is fun. It’s not my go-to method, but when it’s right I pull the stuff out. I use it from time to time. I just never have enough time for all I want to do.

  • 10
    Angie V says:

    Yes I love watercoloring.I think my favorite technique would have to be embossing, then watercoloring over the top of it and then wiping the embossing off.Most of my ideas come from the wonderful examples of the papertreyink team!

  • 11
    Birgit says:

    I love the look of water coloring but I’m not very good at it. I keep trying my hand at it once in a while, hoping to see some improvement.

  • 12
    Suzy Girl says:

    I’m so into watercoloring at the moment and I keep experimenting and trying more and more techniques.

  • 13
    Amy T says:

    I like using water color pencils to add a little color to some stamp images. I have never been successful using watercolor was a background- it looks too messy and I haven’t found the right paper that I like that won’t warp.

  • 14
    Pat H says:

    I don’t watercolor or use my Copics much. I would SO appreciate a DT tutorial on how to improve my skills. Thanks!

  • 15
    Cindy Thompson says:

    I love the watercolor look but have not done much with it on cards. The reason I have not done with it much on cards because I could never get it to work even with using watercolor paper. A tutorial would be helpful.

  • 16
    tammy butz says:

    I started watercoloring last month and am absolutely loving it. I find that I get “lost” in it and it is very relaxing and fun.

  • 17
    Ann Merry says:

    I love watercoloring! I have taken several watercolor classes taught by Junelle Jacobsen. The way I incorporate watercoloring into cardmaking is to sketch and paint a card front; photo it and enhance in Photoshop, then make prints to adhere to card bases. It certainly speeds up cardmaking, and allows me to create in bulk; I usually package up a set of notecards to give as a gift.

  • 18
    Liz mcallister says:

    I love all the techniques you can do with water colors. I use them with at least 1/3 of my cards. I was hesitant at first. But after trying realize it is easy and fun

  • 19
    Miriam Prantner says:

    I enjoy watercoloring very much and I use it pretty frequently on cards. It’s just so easy and forgiving compared with Copics.

  • 20
    Jessica Monte says:

    Love to water color I try to use it as much as I can. I enjoy how relaxing it can be. And when I do ibam always excited to try to learn more.

  • 21
    JoAnn H says:

    I will be trying watercolour techniques very soon…need thicker paper

  • 22
    Betty H. says:

    I love the look of watercolor but have only tried it once or twice. I’m a bit of a control freak and you can’t really “control” watercolor. I’m not giving up though as there are many things I’d like to use it on. Practice, practice!! πŸ™‚

  • 23
    Christina says:

    I love watercolor! I really haven’t used it on cards yet. I’ve been practicing to see what colors I like and different papers. I have the Gansai Tambi set and can’t wait to get the Zig markers to try..

  • 24
    Sharon Jaeger says:

    I love watercolouring on my cards. I especially love heat embossing outline flowers and then watercolouring them in. The results are always different and usually very pretty in unexpected ways!

  • 25
    Gracie G says:

    I love watercolour techniques and use it about 20% of the time in my cards. I only limit it as watercolour paper is quite pricey. I’d love to use it more.

  • 26
    Luanne Ford says:

    I love to watercolor! I haven’t done it as much lately, but learning some new techniques has reminded me to do it more. When I use them on cards, they tend to be my favorites!

  • 27
    Isabel Z says:

    I have not tried watercolor on my cards because I prefer to stamp two images.

  • 28
    Seldeyak says:

    I love watercoloring! It gives such a nice, soft color. I do include it on many of my cards whether it be for the background or watercoloring images.

  • 29
    Melissa Ladd says:

    I have tried using the zig watercolor markers which I love! I think I’m afraid to use regular watercolor because of the mess.

  • 30
    Amy R says:

    I’m addicted to watercoloring! I’ve been using on about 75% of my cards lately!

  • 31
    Mary Lou Kemp says:

    Love to watercolor. I use my ink refills, watercolor pencils and a crayon style watercolors.

  • 32

    Yes I have tried watercoloring on cards! I like to paint images (and try to stay “in” the lines!), as well as try fun splatter or “smoosh” techniques that we have been shown. It’s so much fun to see how the finished project turns out!

  • 33
    Linda Wickett says:

    I love the look. I don’t do it because I don’t know where to start or what to buy.

  • 34
    Lindsey L says:

    Yes, I love water coloring….or maybe better said, I love when others watercolor. I’ve used it on a few cards, but I’m not very confident in my abilities. It rarely seems to turn out quite right, so those unfinished cards often end up in the waste basket. It is something I would love to work on, though. Ironically, I come from a family of three generations of women who watercolor!

  • 35
    Lady Gray says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring but I don’t do it often as I forget about the technique until I see someone else’s work that inspires me. I have downloaded the technique cards on Papertrey for future inspiration.

  • 36
    Karen says:

    Oh, my, YES to loving watercoloring! I jumped on the bandwagon and got the Gamsai watercolor set, and with Danielle’s recommendation, just picked up some watercolor pencils to try. As a fun homeschooling art class, my daughters and I also signed up for an online watercolor class. I love this release. The entire butterfly line, and of course the Home & Garden Petite Places just makes my heart happy.

  • 37
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Haven’t really watercolored yet, got my first paints for Christmas! Haven’t tried on cards, since I haven’t tried yet! I need to have a nice block of time to play and learn some techniques!

  • 38
    Penny P says:

    I’ve tried it but don’t seem to be very good at it so I don’t use it on my cards very much at all.

  • 39
    sano says:

    I LOVE water coloring but enjoy watercolor pencils more.

  • 40
    Donna M. says:

    I just received Zig markers for Christmas, & I’ve just started using them. I really like the easy blending, & the detailed brush for tiny spaces. I’m kind of a perfectionist, so it can be a challenge. I’m learning, & I love it!

  • 41
    Betty says:

    love love love watercoloring and can’t wait to get your bold blossoms papers to color!! my copics have gone by the wayside since i started using zig clean brush and kuretake watercolors.

  • 42
    Karen B. says:

    I love to watercolor but need to get over the fact that more paper can be bought, it is not too expensive to splurge when it looks so awesome. Great release!

  • 43
    SabineVDK says:

    I love water coloring! I include it on many cards I make but I would also love to try to include it in some of my scrapbook pages!

  • 44
    Keri says:

    I love to watercolor on my cards! Whether it’s watercoloring images, or trying to recreate beautiful backgrounds like Kay Miller, I try to incorporate it as often as I can. πŸ™‚

  • 45

    I have tried watercoloring a little bit.
    I need to be braver & do more!

  • 46
    Katherine says:

    This is a great release. I love to watercolor! I use it for backgrounds although I like to color die cuts, too!

  • 47
    Grace says:

    I liked the watercolour look. Don’t use it very often. I need to take the time to practice

  • 48
    jengd says:

    I like watercoloring in small amounts though I love it when done by someone with talent. I actually got watercolor pens for Christmas and I’m looking forward to using them soon.

  • 49
    Carolyn Picken says:

    I love the look of watercolor and have been using it a lot more lately. It I such a soft look, and many mediums can be used to achieve the watercolor look.

  • 50
    diana says:

    I love watercolors on cards and I have some supplies. I just need to start using them! πŸ˜‰

  • 51
    C Baz says:

    I tend to be overly meticulous when making cards, so they take me forever. I love watercoloring because it’s exactly the opposite – I HAVE to let go and be messy. I’m always in pursuit of the perfect colorwash background.

  • 52
    Petra says:

    I’m a water color novice, I only have tried water color pencils so far. Love the look of it on other people’s cards though!

  • 53
    Terri Bills says:

    I really haven’t tried it yet. I love the look of it but always thought I needed more artistic talent to do it.

  • 54
    Leslie S. says:

    I do enjoy water coloring. It definitely takes a little bit of practice, but it’s so much fun and I love the finished look!

  • 55
    Pam Young says:

    I love the look of water coloring and have all the right equipment, but it intimidates me!! I’m ridiculous I know, but I just need to jump in!! After seeing some of the videos on you tube I’m going to try it!!

  • 56
    Lea Ann H. says:

    I love to watercolor. I use watercolor techniques occasionally when making cards, and very often on scrapbook pages. So much fun, and so many different results can be achieved!

  • 57
    Barbara Ann Cowan says:

    I like the look of watercoloring, but I am too impatient – I never let the colors dry before doing the next color & I end up with a muddied mess πŸ™

  • 58
    Keysha Sain says:

    I absolutely LOVE the water-coloring technique! The design teams projects that have water-coloring are always so gorgeous!! I have only used it twice on my cards and I was not happy with the results. I know that I need to do it more so that I can be better at it….

  • 59
    Dolly says:

    Ooo Awesome examples ladies! I do use watercolor on my cards quite frequently, either coloring stuff in or freehand painting or just splatting around color! I love it!
    TFS all the beautiful inspiration ladies!!

  • 60
    sarah t. says:

    I love the idea of watercoloring, and have tried out a few techniques but it never seems to work as well as I’d hoped. I’ve even got some prismacolor pencils and zig clean color markers to encourage me. Lets call it a work in progress.

  • 61
    kathy andrew says:

    I have tried watercolors before. I do love them, you can put your own spin on your project, and no two are the same.

  • 62
    Bonnie W. (Cardm8kr63) says:

    I like the look of watercoloring but find I mainly use it for backgrounds. I just ordered a set of Gansai Tambi water colors and can’t wait to do more.

  • 63
    Diane Anthony says:

    I really want to try watercoloring, just getting up the nerve to try it. I don’t know why I feel intimidated. Hope to set out of my comfort zone soon!

  • 64
    D.Suzanne Cox says:

    I love the look of water coloring, but have only tried once without much success. I need to practice more!

  • 65
    Cindy C says:

    I actually just bought myself a watercolor set this week! Can’t wait to dive in (maybe this weekend) and see how I do. The design team work done with it is amazing!

  • 66
    Cnixon says:

    I love it but am not very proficient at it. I continue to practice but I don ‘t use it as often as I would like.

  • 67
    Theresia says:

    I love using watercolor. I love to use it on many of my cards it gives such a lovely princess feeling to them.

  • 68
    DebbyH says:

    I love the look of it, and I’ve tried it out a couple of times, but I’m still not confident about my results! I must practice, practice, practice…

  • 69
    Jessica Kerr says:

    I love, love, love using watercolor in my cards … but I’m definitely not a “painter”, so I stick to the less structured and messy techniques.

  • 70
    Veronica says:

    I love watercoloring! But I rarely use it on cards, I’m too afraid of buckling the card stock.

  • 71
    Natalie says:

    I have been trying watercolouring but I’m still working on my technique. I did a couple of cards which the recipients said they liked so I will have to do more especially with Valentine’s Day coming up!

  • 72
    Alanna says:

    I have tried a couple of times to use watercolor. I don’t do it very often although I have a few mediums which I could use. I guess I better do it more often. πŸ™‚

  • 73

    I like to watercolor on my cards but only do it occasionally.

  • 74
    adele says:

    Hmmm. The jury is still out on watercoloring. I’ve taken two online watercolor classes and am signed up for a third. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve made some really pretty cards. Still, I think I enjoy stamping a lot more.

  • 75
    Colleen B. says:

    I love the watercolor projects, but have not tried it yet. It is on my list of techniques to try this year.

  • 76

    Yes I have tried the watercolour techniques on my cards but I have to confess that I am a bit more structured when I make cards so I prefer more control. When I watercolour it tends to be specific images. Fantastic release day! Thanks so much for a chance to win such a great prize. Cheers.

  • 77
    maryrose says:

    I love watercoloring! My Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors make me feel like an artist!

  • 78
    Tammy says:

    I started watercoloring in HS but haven’t really done much since art school. I am trying to use it with stamps now but haven’t found much time lately.

  • 79
    Deb Else says:

    Yes, I have tried watercolor on my cards, and love the look. But I think it is the perfectionist in me that keeps me from using it more often. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to push myself outside of my box with new techniques and crafts.

  • 80
    Jayell says:

    I love watercolour but I don’t use it often on cards because I’m not sure the recipients will like it as much as I do!

  • 81
    Kelly says:

    I like to watercolor, but rarely use it because it takes me too long to find the right paper and supplies! Should organize so I can watercolor more!

  • 82
    Karen R says:

    I LOVE watercoloring! It’s something I do almost daily and am starting to use it on my cards as well.

  • 83
    Denise E says:

    I love the look of watercolor but haven’t used it much. I just got a set of Zig Clean Color Real brush pens for Christmas and can’t wait to try them out with some of the techniques I’ve been seeing lately!

  • 84
    Cheryl F. says:

    I enjoy watercoloring, it gives everything a Beatrix Potter affect and is therapeutic. I don’t do it very often, I usually use pencils instead.

  • 85
    Erin Bigler says:

    LOVE watercoloring & have used it on cards but need to do more of it!

  • 86
    Valerie C says:

    I think the watercoloring technique looks amazing. I have been researching watercolor pencils and want to try my hand at this. The design team has shown some amazing examples! That is on my list for 2016 things to try!

  • 87
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring but am still trying to perfect my backgrounds. My goal is to create backgrounds like Kay Miller.

  • 88
    DGolly says:

    I love the look of watercolors and use the technique occasionally. It’s a hard medium for me because I tend to be a perfectionist and keep reworking until I like it, watercolors don’t work that way, but they are teaching me to just run with it and make it work.

  • 89
    Vikki H says:

    I enjoy the look but mostly confine my attempts with smooshing backgrounds or a paper piece to die cut.

  • 90
    Jan G says:

    I love watercolor! I find it very relaxing medium. I love making cards using watercolor because it gives the card such a soft effect!

  • 91
    Susan T says:

    I love watercoloring. Use it occasionally. Like to mix it up. I go through phases. Picked up Zig markers for Christmas but haven’t had the chance to try them out. PS love the binder pages!

  • 92
    Silke Ledlow says:

    I love the water coloring technique, but must admit I don’t use it that often! I will definitely try it this weekend…you guys have inspired me with your fabulous samples this week!

  • 93
    Shelly says:

    I enjoy the look of watercolored cards but have yet to try the technique myself. I guess I was just hoping to get some zig clean color brush markers before I tried this technique. That’s really no excuse though because I have watercolor pencils and distress inks which are both suitable for watercoloring. I guess I just need a push!

  • 94
    Dolores S says:

    I love watercoloring and use it on cards often. It adds such a beautiful artsy touch. It is a bit unpredictable but so rewarding when you get that result you were hoping to achieve.

  • 95
    sanketi says:

    I love watercolors and use them every single day on my cards . I enjoy loose and wet on wet techniques!

  • 96
    rashonda says:

    I like the look of watercoloring, but I personally don’t really like doing it myself.

  • 97
    Colleen C. says:

    I have not yet tried watercoloring. It seems like fun, but I think I am a little intimidated by the medium. I just need to jump in and try it!

  • 98
    geri says:

    Oh, I DO enjoy watercoloring and do include it to some extent on ANYthing I make now…even if it’s just a small portion of a background! I’ve been watching for images that can be colored now when I shop! (which, unfortunately can’t be very often!LOL) Beautiful release, once again!

  • 99
    Corinna says:

    I love water coloring on my cards! I use it probably on 50% of my cards and crafts right now. They seem to be the ones that people love to receive the most too.

  • 100
    misse336 says:

    I love the look of watercolor when I see it on cards. I prefer to use markers or colored pencils for my cards. I’ve tried watercoloring on a few cards with watercolor pencils and reinkers, but use it very rarely.

  • 101
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  • 102
    Donna Gourley says:

    I enjoy watercoloring but don’t use it as often as probably should. The way my craft room is set up, it’s more of a “process” to get everything out in order to do it so I tend to watercolor in batches. I’m sometimes frustrated by the results as well (if they don’t end up looking like samples I see). I know more practice is probably key to better results. I do love the samples I see others create.

  • 103
    Tracie C. says:

    I love the water color techniques. I find that I am using it 75% of the time. Love the look.

  • 104
    Carla cdM says:

    Wonderfull cards and awesome Januar release!
    I LUV watercolouring and using my waterbrushes.
    Mmmm I think 8 out of 10 of my cards are done with watercolour niks, brusho etc. ;o)

  • 105
    Pam Hollie says:

    I like the look when I see it on cards, but when I try myself I haven’t been as pleased with the look, lol.
    I need more practice and time and the cost of paper have been prohibitive.

  • 106
    Tricia T. says:

    I love to watercolor my images using Distress Markers! I find it easier than coloring with copics, so I watercolor often!

  • 107
    Debra Frosos says:

    I have not tried watercoloring yet. I guess I should try it, I am just a little intimidated to begin. I see how lovely the cards are that are watercolored. I have all the things I need just have to take the plunge! So many people with so much talent! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 108
    Betty says:

    I love watercoloring on cards!! It makes me happy! I use all the different mediums. Wonderful release!!

  • 109
    Christy bray says:

    I only started watercolor ing when I started stamping, which was this past fall. I LOVE it! It has led me to playing with inks and Brusho on Yupo paper too. I might even like those better than water colors. If u haven’t played with those u totally have too!!! But all of these effects make terrific backgrounds for my cards

  • 110
    Tami B says:

    I love the look of watercolor, but I can’t seem to get the look I’m going for when I try it. (I do keep trying though.)

  • 111
    Denise C. says:

    I haven’t done much watercoloring but after receiving some Zig watercolor markers for Christmas, I’m hoping to improve my skills!

  • 112
    Melissa says:

    I love the watercolor look. Sometimes my efforts come out a bit muddy but I am learning as I go! I am having a ton of fun practicing!

  • 113
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    I like watercoloring. It’s just such a different, “loose” look compared to copics that it’s hard to get used to, or even know if I’m doing it right. Backgrounds are pretty safe. πŸ™‚

  • 114
    Jamie Greene says:

    Watercolor is really pretty and I do like it but don’t do it all that often. I really should try it more!

  • 115
    Pamela Levingston says:

    Love Watercolor. I use it a lot!

  • 116
    Mary W says:

    I love water coloring and use it frequently on cards – actually, more than any other background. I’m learning lots of ways to use die cuts and stamps with it.

  • 117
    carol says:

    I’ve tried watercolouring and the magic doesn’t happen for me; obviously, I’m not doing something right. Grrrr…I LOVE x LOVE what others accomplish, so that’s what keeps me trying. Perhaps one of these days, I’ll figure it out…

  • 118
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    I have water colored on my cards but not very often. I’m definitely excited about watercoloring with the new zig markers that I received as a Christmas gift from my daughter and husband. I adore this release and the designers have outdone themselves as usual with the amazing inspiration!

  • 119
    Janet Swofford says:

    I love watercoloring and I include it often on my cards.

  • 120
    Victoria h says:

    I ❀️ Water colouring – love the artsy look it gives & it’s relaxing.

  • 121
    Vicki Finger says:

    I love watercoloring my cards. I buy the larger pads of it on Amazon or with a coupon at Hobby Lobby and then cut it down to make my own panels.

  • 122
    kReN kurts says:

    Watercolor techniques are one of my FOCUS goals for this year. I love the look and feel so darn artsy when I use them. I especially love the grid looking card. Fab!

  • 123
    Kristie G. says:

    I do enjoy water coloring on my cards. I don’t do it often but love the look when I do. I especially love my Zig markers for water coloring. Makes it so easy to do. πŸ™‚

  • 124
    Jeni says:

    I love the look of watercoloring. I would love to try it on my cards but I don’t have the supplies & I guess I just don’t know where to start. Normally when I see cool things, I want to try them, I buy the supplies & then they just sit on my desk.

  • 125
    Katie Skiff says:

    I DO like watercoloring (in my best Tammy voice). I do not include it often enough and I should because it’s fun. It’s kind of a peaceful way to add color!!

  • 126
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    I love the look of watercolors. I have not used it on cards as I am not very good but it is something that I really want to learn and use. What stops me? Procrastination!

  • 127
    Mel H says:

    I took watercolor classes in college but I haven’t tried it on cards yet. I have a good excuse because I haven’t found the box that they are packed in since our move. I want to find them to try some of these techniques on the blogs now.

  • 128
    Crisanne D. says:

    I have attempted watercolor once, but the brush from my kids crayola watercolors was… less than fabulous! I need to pick up a small pad of watercolor paper, my own brush, and the determination to play with the whole pad until it feels comfortable!

  • 129
    christi in ma says:

    I like playing with distress inks for backgrounds.
    I do that on about 40% of my cards. I don’t really watercolor because I’m not good at coloring in general and the imprecise nature of watercolor is at odds with my perfectionism. πŸ˜‰

  • 130
    Sharon W. says:

    I love watercoloring on my cards and do it often!

  • 131
    Teresa F. says:

    The little I’ve done I’ve enjoyed but would love to learn to do a better job with it! Great month of releases!

  • 132
    Jelenzini says:

    I have not used water colors yet. After seeing this months reveal I think I finally will.

  • 133
    Tammy W says:

    I love watercoloring! It’s fun to see how it turns out, always a surprise to see how the colors will flow or blend.

  • 134
    theCook says:

    Such beautiful cards! I don’t watercolor, it looks beautiful but seems difficult to get right… my promarkers seem easier to use!

  • 135
    Jackie says:

    I enjoy seeing what others have done with watercoloring, but struggle with it myself. I think it’s probably an issue of trying to control it and stay inside the lines, when that isn’t the purpose of watercolor πŸ™‚ I haven’t given up, though. I still practice and hope to get better with it.

  • 136

    I love water coloring and use it often. I love how the design is always different and so soft. I just got the new Zig Clean Color brushes and I think I am in Love.

  • 137
    Sabine M. says:

    I love the watercolor look! So pretty πŸ™‚
    I don’t use this technique very often though, mostly for backgrounds.

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    Marcie Rhys says:

    I love the look of watercolors! One of my favorite techniques is its use with embossing powders. Because I do little embossing (relatively more laborious set up for it), maybe I need to emboss several designs at a time, and watercolor them as I need them. My favorite combo – white embossing powder + white card stock + brushed on Papertrey refill colors applied with a water brush.

    Thanks for helping me think about a different way of approaching using them.

  • 139
    marcy says:

    I have tried it but am not real successful at it. It is a contemporary look and I struggle with that genre.

  • 140
    Shirley K says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring on cards, usually for backgrounds. Only occasionally, though there was a point last year where I went through a watercolor phase and did many.

  • 141
    Nancy Ward says:

    I am just recently trying watercolor, but it is a bit out of my comfort zone. I just need a bit more practice!

  • 142

    I just love the look of watercolors on cards! I have watercolored the background on many cards. I have been experimenting with inexpensive watercolor paints, nice watercolor pencils, and Distress inks. At the moment, I’m saving for the Gansai Tambi set. I love the look of these highly-pigmented colors! β™‘

  • 143
    Debbie says:

    I enjoy watercolouring. I use it often in cards. I love to take the extra time.

  • 144
    Irene S says:

    I love the look of the watercolors but I never tried it. I need to see tutorials on the technique to feel more confident to try it.

  • 145
    Norma says:

    Watercoloring is so much fun, but I’m still experimenting. Trouble with paper warping, even watercolor paper. Maybe I’m using too much H20! Anyway, I keep trying. Love all the examples the DT members make. You ladies are the best!!!

  • 146
    Meg says:

    I love the look of watercoloring on cards, but I can’t seem to get the technique down. I use too much water trying to soften the colors and the paper gets misshapen and warped. Would love more tutorials.

  • 147
    Sandi D says:

    Water coloring is very relaxing and fun because it isn’t precise…and always looks beautiful. Love using it on cards.

  • 148
    Sherrie M. says:

    I do like watercoloring. I probably only do it in about 10-15% of my cards because I often forget about it and it takes more work. But I always love the results when I do watercolor especially when I heat emboss and image and water color over it.

  • 149
    Dee says:

    Enjoy might be a bit strong but I do like to try it occasionally. I am just learning this technique – my OCD struggles with freeform but I LOVE the look when I’m done. My favorite technique is embossing outline stamps and coloring them in. Lately I tried just making watercolor background paper and using it for die cuts such as butterflies – really nice effect!

  • 150
    Britta says:

    I just started watercoloring. It is so much fun! I Love having another option besides Copics.
    Currently about a third of my cards are made with watercoloring.

  • 151
    Debi W says:

    I love watercoloring. I have use iron my cards about 50% of the time. Some of them have watercolor backgrounds, and some I use watercolors to paint the colors in. I love the shades and depth you can create. I have been experimenting with painting the water colors on my stamp, and then stamping onto paper.

  • 152
    Kari D says:

    I LOVE ‘smooshing’ and find I am using in more and more as a background (both bold and soft). I love the look of watercolor and tried the MIM of stamping in a light color ink and then watercoloring over it to make it appear as though I had actually painted the image freehand. Alas, I have learned, I am not that artistic! Sigh!

  • 153
    YuliaM says:

    I really love watercoloring. And I use it in almost every projects. Sometimes I use watercolor paints, sometimes sprays and a brush, sometimes distress inks. I like that every time I get a different result, sometimes even unexpected one. Now I want to learn how to create pictures with watercolor paints and I’m sure I’ll do it as soon as I have more free time.

  • 154
    Judy says:

    I do love the look of watercolor but I’m still not very good at it:(. I definitely need to practice it more.

  • 155

    Water coloring is my all-time favorite medium. The technique I enjoy doing the most is smooshing for backgrounds. I love the artsy effect, and you can never achieve the same look twice. I also love to color with water color and use it very often!!

  • 156
    LindaCC says:

    I like water coloring but I’m not very good at it so I don’t often do it. It’s a blending problem for me. Some colors just turn muddy and then I have to start over!

  • 157
    Linda K. says:

    I haven’t tried watercoloring, but after seeing the beautiful cards made with the technique I’m really interested in trying it.

  • 158
    Lauren Y. says:

    I love any medium that adds color to a project, but I don’t water color much. I think I just forget about it as being an option. It is a technique I will have to try to incorporate more this year!

  • 159
    Suzanne A. says:

    I love watercoloring and use it as often as I can but definitely need more watercolor paper!

  • 160
    Carolyn says:

    Watercoloring is probably my favorite color application, whether it’s using watercolor pencils, markers, or paint I love the feel it gives a card or other art project. I use this application as often as I want , asking myself what is stopping me- nothing!

  • 161
    Barb L. says:

    Yes, I love watercoloring and use it quite often on cards. I like the fact that it doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be beautiful.

  • 162
    shelly k says:

    I haven’t watercolored for a long time!! My father in law is a professional artist with watercolor as his medium…I think I’m afraid of my skill level to even start! I love how it looks!…That should be a goal this year – to break out the paints!

  • 163
    Cyndee says:

    I enjoy the process of water coloring; choosing the colors and waiting for it to dry to see the end result. I do water coloring on occasion, when I feel artsy that day.

  • 164
    TX JennyWren says:

    I love the look of water coloring on cards. though still a beginner at it, I love doing it and seeing the final results. I want to use it more so I can feel more confident using this technique.

  • 165
    Linda says:

    Yes, I really enjoy watercoloring. I’ve only watercolored a few cards because I just recently started making cards. I hope to watercolor a lot more in the future. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a gift certificate!

  • 166
    Brittany says:

    I love the look of watercolor but don’t do it as often as I should. I have all the supplies but feel like I’m not artistic enough. This release gives me a lot of inspiration though.

  • 167
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    I have dabbled in watercolors in the past, but plan on watching the PTI Make it Monday to learn how to make the beautiful backgrounds for my cards like you make at Papertrey. I love how unique the watercolors look on your cards!

  • 168
    Karen says:

    I love watercoloring on my cards, and use it often.

  • 169
    Glorie says:

    I love to watercolor but it does not love me back πŸ™‚
    I use it in my cards about 10% of the time.

  • 170
    Shirley Robelotto says:

    Im a little intimidated by water coloring – consequently, I have bought everything I need to do it, but haven’t taken the leap. I think 2016 will be the year I actually get my supplies out and give it a go! πŸ™‚

  • 171
    Wanda says:

    I love to watercolor! I tried it for the first time last week on my sweet shop set! Easy Peasy! I thought it was hard! I have watercolored lots since then! My new favorite tecnique!

  • 172
    Cindy H. says:

    I love the look of watercolors but I have not tried it, yet. I always envision that my card will look a mess when I try it, mostly because I like control when I color and you have little control with watercolors. One of these days I do plan to try it, though.

  • 173
    Yoorah lee says:

    Love it! I seem to do it on about 2/3 of my cards lately πŸ™‚

  • 174
    Rita says:

    Love watercoloring and I keep playing and experimenting with different ways to create with the tools and techniques. Thank you for all the inspiring cards and tips. Keep them coming!

  • 175
    Betty Benton says:

    I know I need more practice but I don’t use the watercolor technique very much because it never turns out quite as nice as I had hoped.

  • 176
    GinaEgg says:

    I have watercolored several times and have loved the effect every time I’ve used it – especially once I got the watercolor markers. I need to do it more often!

  • 177
    Annette Snyder says:

    I just started and I love it! I have only done it a couple of times but I think that I will do it more now.

  • 178
    Linda D. says:

    This was the first year I ever really did watercoloring other than backgrounds. I’m excited to expand my horizons with your beautiful new stamps!

  • 179
    Carol says:

    I love the look of water coloring, but have never tried it as I do not have a good set of water colors. I do have just a crayola cheap brand that I might have to try, but I would love to get a better set.

  • 180
    Suzanne Bohnert says:

    If I wasn’t so intimidated by it I would try it more often! I always end up with a muddy mess. Then I get discouraged and put it all away.

  • 181
    Tracy says:

    I do enjoy watercolors- have actually painted pictures using it, although it’s been a while. I have used it once or twice in cardmaking but need to perfect my technique. I think watercolors would look great with this month’s butterfly stamps and dies.

  • 182
    Melissa says:

    I really enjoy watercoloring but I don’t really find myself doing it very often. I tend to be a lazy stamper and will paperpiece to add more colors and patterns before watercoloring. I love the butterflies being released this month!

  • 183
    Jan says:

    I watercolor occasionally on my cards. I’d probably do it more often if I felt more confident in my skill as I’m always drawn to the many beautiful cards implementing it.

  • 184
    Connie G says:

    I love what I see from others who are experts at watercoloring but I am sad to say I don’t do it. I think it is because I am not sure how to begin. Maybe make it Monday could do a series of beginner’s tutorials!! I would love that!!! There are some beautiful products this release. I think I am going to start with the printed watercolor papers!!!!

  • 185
    Pippa67 says:

    I prefer pencils at the moment but i do watercolor now and then. I like the way the watercolor “runs” over your paper and than add a beautiful silhouette stamp in black.

  • 186
    AllysonA says:

    Watercoloring is so much fun. I’ve been doing more and more of it over the last year, and I use it on about a quarter of my cards now. Thank you for all the lovely inspiration this week! I’m excited to have my new PTI supplies soon.

  • 187
    Melanie P says:

    I love the look of watercolor but somehow have never done it with cards. I am really not sure why! Maybe this question will inspire me to try it.

  • 188
    GayleWI says:

    I love the look of watercoloring and have done it in a couple of workshops but it scares me at home – I don’t feel I’m good enough of an artist to use it. It looks like a lot of the other comments today are saying practice, practice, and play with it so that’s what I’m going to do! Thanks to everyone for the encouragement.

  • 189
    Deane says:

    I have only done limited watercoloring. Something I feel I need to practice more. I love the look of watercolor.

  • 190
    Teresa beg says:

    I love watercolorsing and hope to see it around for awhile. I do watercolor cards often!!!

  • 191
    Mimi r says:

    Yes I love to watercolor and I do it on 30percent of the time. It’s so much fun! Love this release, it’s a winner!

  • 192
    Lyn says:

    Long ago I purchased a number of Twinkling H2O pots.but never really used them that much. but I just bought a set of Zig Watercolor Markers and love them. Makes me want to get out the little pots again and mix and match.

  • 193
    Carrie S says:

    I have done a little water coloring on my cards, and I really enjoy it. I think the reason I don’t do it more often is just that it takes a little more time than just traditional stamping. But it can definitely add a great look.

  • 194
    Yve says:

    I absolutely love the way some of your water colour cards look and so have started “messing around”, my results are random though…sometimes lovely, sometimes not so great. Thank you for all your inspiring cards

  • 195
    Gerry S says:

    I love the art of water coloring, but I’m very new to it. I’ve been watching lots of YouTube videos and will be trying it soon. And, I just signed up for a class!

  • 196
    BeverlyBL says:

    I do enjoy water coloring on my cards. Sometimes it turns out better than others. There are lots of interesting water color techniques out there.

  • 197
    Diane Oliver says:

    I DO Love the look of water coloring… and tend to use blender pens more than actual water. I don’t like my card wet and sometimes the water just wrecks it… IF I get it too wet. So I like the ‘watercolor’ type stamps…. that make the outline appear to be painted. hugs.

  • 198
    Noreen says:

    I love coloring, but haven’t done water coloring. I’ve always thought it was messy and caused the paper to wrinkle. It looks pretty, though.

  • 199
    Sue D says:

    I enjoy watercoloring and include it on some of my cards when I have more time to work on them.

  • 200

    I do watercolor occasionally. I am still working on getting better at it. I would say include it on 20% of my cards.

  • 201

    I am fascinated with Watercolour and eager to learn more and explore more! I use watercolour on my cards about 25% of the time.

  • 202
    F Bond says:

    I received watercolor sets for Christmas. I have been ill and had not had a chance to use them yet. But that’s one of my crafty goals for the new year. I am loving all the watercolor looks from the design team. Beautiful job ladies!

  • 203
    Joyce says:

    I love the water color look but I only have a small water color palette and it seems to rarely match the colors I wasn to use so sadly I rarely use it.

  • 204
    sandra edwards says:

    I’ve not tried water coloring yet, but a few months ago I did buy the paint and paper. This has reminded me to give it a go!

  • 205
    Joy says:

    I’ve used watercoloring on a few cards, and I’m still working on my technique. Looking forward to using the Butterfly Die on some paper I’ve got in my “ready to use” stash.

  • 206
    Lynn Hardy says:

    I love watercolouring but don’t use it on my cards very often. I’m very self critical and a perfectionist so I think I need to practice more to build my confidence up. The wonderful examples from the design team are very inspiring though, so perhaps I should just go for it!

  • 207
    Ruby says:

    Oh I just LOVE watercoloring. I use it almost every week on my cards πŸ™‚ I do want to learn how to do some free watercoloring of flowers and ferns. πŸ™‚ I have lots of mediums, too!

  • 208
    Rebecca B. from FL says:

    I do love water coloring. I use it on cards and love to white emboss words or phrases over the water colored section.

  • 209
    Craftyfield says:

    Watercolor is where I started my crafting hobby… So it’s a case of returning to it but on a smaller surface! I do use watercolors quite often to colour images and even backgrounds using a large variety of watercolour mediums (tube, pencils, liquid, crayons…)

  • 210
    Cynthia says:

    Yes! I enjoy using pencils, Peerless and of course my Zigs. I am doing it on about half of my cards these days (although I will always love my Copics, too… I like to color generally).

  • 211
    Judy Stiles says:

    I love the look of watercoloring, but not very good at at … would love to have one of the DT members do a tutorial on it.

  • 212
    Roberta says:

    I have recently begun using watercolor techniques on my cards, and I love the effect.

  • 213
    Jen W. says:

    I’ve dabbled a little bit in watercoloring but I’m not too confident in my skills. I usually end up opting for the smooshing technique but this year I want to really improve my skills in the watercoloring department!

  • 214
    cindy says:

    I enjoy doing some water coloring. I use watercolor brush markers or pencils. I need to do it more!

  • 215
    Kristii says:

    I have a lot to learn as far as watercoring goes! I would love to use it on my cards more often and PTI has inspired me to do just that! Thanks PTI!

  • 216
    Patty J says:

    I have been on a watercolor mission the past year or two – many cards have some on it whether it is the background or an image. I tried drawing my own to color, but I better stick to coloring stamped images – it was a disaster!

  • 217
    Susan B says:

    I have all the supplies but just haven’t put them to use.

  • 218
    Jennifer T says:

    Love this release, so much good stuff! I do enjoy watercoloring but I need to practice a lot more. I have included it in my card making but mostly as background, have yet to watercolor stamped images. Thank you for all the generous giveaways!

  • 219
    Alice says:

    I love the look of watercoloring techniques and hope to incorporate more of them into my projects. I especially enjoy techniques that do not require me to use watercolor paper which can get quite pricey depending on what brand you choose. It can also become overwhelming with all of the watercolor mediums that are available today. Watercoloring is a very soothing way to break up my study schedule.

  • 220
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I do watercolor from time to time, and am so looking forward to my Bold Blooms watercolor sheets arrival.

  • 221
    Marianne says:

    I love the look of watercolouring and I’ve been quite happy with the few times I have used it on my cards. I intend to use it more this year, esp. since my set of 12 Zig markers arrived last week.

  • 222
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    I haven’t done watercoloring. I am afraid of making more of a mess in my crafting space.

  • 223
    Jennifer says:

    Love to watercolor especially after embossing. I love that every piece is original!

  • 224
    Kalyn Kepner says:

    I absolutely love watercoloring on cards and probably include it on every 5th card or so!

  • 225
    Nancy Penir says:

    Yes! Enjoy using watercolors on my cards. The techniques present a look that transforms a stamp to dynamic! Love that you only have a certain amount of control. The rest is magical!

  • 226
    M Barnes says:

    I have been decorative painting for over 25 years, which watercolor painting has been a part. Now I integrate my techniques into card making . I share this with my group I call “Paper Dolls” every couple weeks or so.

  • 227
    Vicki A says:

    I have not tried watercoloring yet. I guess it is because I think it will take bit of practice for my results to look good. Although when the design team does it, it always looks easy and the results are great!

  • 228

    I love the watercolour look and have tried it on my cards using ink refills as I don’t have any watercolours yet…they are on my ever growing wish list.

  • 229
    Lisa R. says:

    I’m a beginner to watercoloring. So far, I’ve enjoyed playing around with this technique.

  • 230
    Janet S says:

    I haven’t tried watercoloring. I need to learn how. I’m sure you have a tutorial, I need to find it and practice. I do love the way it looks.

  • 231
    Sharron A. says:

    I love the look of water coloring and I have water color paper, just have not put brush to paper yet. Soon!

  • 232
    Robyn G. says:

    I like watercolor techniques, but wish I was better as a original watercolor painting artist. I use a watercolor technique now and then, but not on a very consistent basis. I am hoping to learn a lot more about it in the new year and get more comfortable with it.

  • 233

    I LOVE watercoloring….and I do incorporate it into card and tag making!

  • 234
    Sarah Fisher says:

    I’m not a fan of watercoloring because it looks to time-intensive. It’s pretty when other people use it, but it’s not for me.

  • 235
    Kris says:

    I love the look of watercolor…have all the right supplies…need more time to commit to this…most times I don’t have a big enough time block to craft so I take the easy route with stamping and die cutting.

  • 236
    Quyen says:

    I love playing with water color for card making.

  • 237
    Julie Webber-Collins says:

    Watercolouring is fun. I prefer Copic marker coloring because I can shade the colors. I get very excited when PTI puts out a stamp set that I can both watercolour and Copic.

  • 238
    Susan says:

    Yes, I LOVE watercoloring, I didn’t really get into the whole Copic craze but I am all in when it comes to watercolor. I love that I DON’T have to be perfect and I love the soft look I can produce. My favorite technique is emboss resist with watercolor. Thanks for an amazing release!

  • 239
    Darla S. says:

    I am just getting into the watercoloring craze. The PTI designers have inspired me with their gorgeous projects!

  • 240
    Janell Rink says:

    Don’t do it very often. Hard for me to go outside the lines, lol.

  • 241
    Sue says:

    I have never used watercoloring in my cards. I love the look but have never purchased a water color set or paper. I’ll have to give it more consideration in the future.

  • 242
    Lori B says:

    I am learning to love water coloring. I have been using it more & am learning that I need to just “go with the flow” and try not to control it so much!

  • 243
    Karen L says:

    Yes I have tried water coloring on cards and use it quite frequently.

  • 244

    I do love watercolouring! Whenever I see a new way of doing it I give it a try. Love the beautiful and sometimes unexpected results

  • 245
    Sarita says:

    I love water coloring. I’m not that good at it but I guess I just have to keep practicing. I try making a card every week.

  • 246
    Meg C says:

    I have dabbled in watercoloring on my cards, but haven’t really jumped in yet. I guess it’s all a matter of practicing with it until I am more comfortable that it will turn out well.

  • 247
    Erin Drislane says:

    I love to watercolor, but don’t do it enough. It always looks so pretty, and is so easy. I only use it about 2 times out of every 20 cards. Maybe my new year’s resolution should be to watercolor more! Beautiful release this month.

  • 248
    Paulette S. says:

    I LOVE Water Color in any medium I can do it with! It’s easy, fun, forgiving and beautiful! Hard to guess how often because I love papercrafting and all it encompasses from die cutting to stamping to interesting techniques. I do it fairly often. Thanks, PTI! Great projects this month and every month. Love your inspiration!

  • 249
    Lori S says:

    I love the watercolors! I haven’t used them a lot but plan to in the future.

  • 250
    Teresa Currie says:

    While I love the look of watercolor, I have not yet tried my hand at it. I have a beginner set of watercolors and any day now….

  • 251
    Rosemary D says:

    I have been doing a little bit of watercoloring… mostly creating backgrounds… and I really enjoy it. If watercoloring fits what i’m making then I will use it.

  • 252
    Jacquie says:

    I LOVE watercoloring on my cards! I don’t profess to be great at it, but I enjoy it, and I do it quite frequently.

  • 253
    Karen Ramsey says:

    I have only just begun to try my hand at watercoloring. I have used watercolor pencils in the past but love all the options we have today. I plan on doing much more this year!

  • 254
    Dianne Jenkins says:

    I have been playing with watercolors on my cards and really enjoy it! I’m using it more and more all the time.

  • 255
    Kristin Burge says:

    Watercoloring is one of the prettiest mediums. I love how it makes things “hazy” yet can be vibrant. I don’t use it as often as I should!!! New year’s resolution…?? πŸ™‚
    Thank you!
    -Kristin Burge

  • 256
    Mary Jo says:

    I have never tried it, but the cards are so beautiful I really want to learn!! =)

  • 257
    Tiffany says:

    I love the look of watercolor, but haven’t tried it yet. I do t have an artists eye and all painty techniques are a little intimidating to me. I have a bunch of Distress inks, with the intention of trying out all the techniques.

  • 258
    Gay Ferland says:

    I do watercolor on cards and scrapbook pages. I love it!!

  • 259
    Karen V. says:

    I love the look of watercoloring and I am trying but it hasn’t become a consistent feature on my cards.

  • 260
    Linda Lander says:

    I have recently begun to use watercolors on my cards, probably 40% now…loving the effects one can develop with color and water! I also love the softness of watercolor.

  • 261
    Carol S. says:

    I like to use my watercolor pencils! I use it on about 1/3 of my cards.

  • 262
    S. Molinari says:

    Great release! I have used some watercolor on cards. I’m not very good yet. It is something I would like to learn more about so I can get better results.

  • 263

    I do enjoy watercoloring. I probably use watercoloring on about 50% of my cards I make. I find the technique very relaxing.

  • 264
    AiminAL says:

    I love to watercolor, but am not very good at it. I would love to learn more techniques!

  • 265
    Jamie Baker says:

    I love watercolor! I have made it a resolution in 2016 to practice brush lettering daily to master the skill. I have used watercolor in about 10% of my cards but would love to use it more once I am better at using them.

  • 266
    Richard says:

    I love to watercolor backgrounds on my cards. I seem to go through phases of doing it and not doing it, but it’s always great to come back to!

  • 267
    chris says:

    Watercolor is one of my favorite ways to use as a background for cards. I use it when appropriate on cards, and I’m now trying my hand at flowers, though I have to cut and paste these flowers to the cards, because I’m way too messy to do it directly.

  • 268
    Catherine Milne says:

    I have always LOVED watercoloring. There’s something so ethereal about it. I do it often on my cards, just about every time.

  • 269
    merryf says:

    I’m getting more comfortable experimenting with watercolor with my zig markers and the smooshing technique. I have to stop being afraid of making a mistake — there is no such thing as a mistake in art!

  • 270

    I love watercolor techniques! I still consider myself a beginner and I am still trying to decide exactly what media I like (pencils, Zig, Peerless or may try some others . . .). I would probably use it more but I find I am make most cards at the last minute and don’t have the luxury of time to wait for the card to dry. But my two goals for cardmaking this year is to plan ahead and to do more watercoloring!

  • 271
    Sherri says:

    I am new to card making and have not included water coloring yet. I love the look and have gathered much inspiration from your team. I really love the new butterfly dies and expect to start water coloring when I receive them.

  • 272
    betty lou says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring on my cards, but I am still new at it and almost out of paper! Love the inspiration from the ladies! Great release!

  • 273

    I absolutely love this release! And to answer the question, I do love water coloring! I have only tried it on my cards once though. I didn’t care for the type of water colors I had so I’m saving up for a good brand that I feel will be much nicer for card use.

  • 274
    Gloria Lewis says:

    I like the look of water coloring and I often try to incorporate it on cards especially when I want to make something quick and easy yet different. The results are always so different and so pretty!

  • 275
    Lizzie T says:

    Yes watercoloring is so fun! I have used some different mediums – distress inks as well as actual watercolors and just recently got Brushos – they are so fun and vibrant! I love the look of watercolor on cards and have created quite a few cards using this medium – especially with floral images!

  • 276
    Noelle says:

    I’ve only tried it a little and I have to borrow my girls’ crayolas. I would like to try it more! I noticed Kay Miller has beautiful color on what looks likes a textured paper…ill have to find out more about that!

  • 277
    Bernadette M says:

    I’ve dabbled in a bit in water coloring, and yes, I’ve used it on cards. I love it, but I have a lot to learn.

  • 278
    Elle H says:

    I’m obsessed with water coloring!!!! I don’t see that changing anytime soon…….I love, love, love it!! It is so therapeutic and it makes me feel like a real artist!!!! LOL

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    Maureen P says:

    Yes, I watercolour! I have the Kuretake watercolour set and a pack of 24 Zig markers. I’m still just a dabbler with them, but try to make something once a week with them. It’s not as fast as making a card with PP.

  • 280
    Gwen says:

    I love watercoloring and think I am improving…..I use it quite a bit as it makes such fun, easy backgrounds. Also works well if I heat emboss shapes first!
    Love the release!

  • 281
    Dana says:

    I LOVE the effect of watercoloring! I’ve dabbled a time or two but I haven’t gotten comfortable with it. I keep telling myself I just need to get “this” tool or remember “that” technique, but I don’t remember anything. I’ve got to set aside time to binge watch tutorials and then try them out until I develop my own style. πŸ™‚

  • 282

    I love Water-coloring and I do include it on a lot of cards, but it takes me a long time to find my groove after I haven’t done it in awhile. I would love to see a great reference to water coloring techniques to reference when I do it! I love this months release!

  • 283
    Mary-Jane D. says:

    No I do not use watercoloring on my cards – looks easy when you watch videos but then to do in real life – mine never look quite the same

  • 284
    Sherry G says:

    I love the look of watercolor, but it’s one of those things that I simply forget about when I sit down to make cards. Thank you for reminding me that it adds a design lovely element whenever it’s included.

  • 285
    Kate Temple says:

    I have really just started with watercoloring. I have only included it on one card so far, but I love the look!! πŸ™‚

  • 286
    Marcia Hill says:

    I love to water color (and smooshing!) and use it quite often! Fabulous release this month and can’t wait to order and get my goodies!! :0)

  • 287
    Alesa says:

    Watercolor is everything! Soft and beautiful! I use it all the time.

  • 288
    Chris Biljan says:

    I love the look and am trying to learn to do it beyond “smooshing” – lots to learn, but really enjoy that organic look.

  • 289
    jeannine j. says:

    I bought my supplies, I plan to start now that the holiday hoopla is over.

  • 290
    Patti Lyn says:

    I haven’t tried water colors yet, I’m a little intimidated! But seeing how gorgeous it is here, I’m definitely warming up to it!

  • 291
    Yvonne S. says:

    I am a beginner when it comes to watercoloring but it is a resolution this year to practice and use it more and more on my cards.

  • 292
    JeanFB says:

    I absolutely love watercolors! I started watercolor painting when my middle school art teacher introduced me to it, and I’ve taken several classes as a student and as an adult. I often include it in my mixed media pieces, particularly ATCs. I do need to include it in my cards more, though!

  • 293
    Heather says:

    I think it’s a fun technique but I have tried it several times and just can’t seem to nail it. I do believe it’s beautiful as long as I am not the one implementing it, haha!

  • 294
    Blenda Schultz says:

    Love the look, just can’t seem to create what I see. Need lots more practice!

  • 295
    Frannie says:

    I don’t do water coloring enough. I have the pencils and those are my favorite to use.

  • 296
    Ruth Gauss says:

    I love the look of watercolors, but didn’t like my results with tube colors trying to paint a picture when I took classes years ago. With all the great news ways to use inks and pan watercolors with stamped and die cut images I’m in love with what I can do! I only use watercolor on 25% of my papercrafting projects, but I love the looks I get and enjoy the process, too!

  • 297
    Peege04 says:

    I’ve dabbled very little with watercoloring. I’ve only used the technique to make my own paper for backgrounds or to die cut. I’d love to try some of the looks that make it seem you’ve hand painted the image, but just haven’t gotten to that yet. Maybe I will now!

  • 298
    Steph says:

    I love the look of watercolor. I have trouble with the technique. I am looking forward to trying it with the new pre-printed PTI blossom paper. It is the first thing I want to do with this release. Thanks PTI!!!!

  • 299
    Sue S says:

    I love watercolor techniques for journal page and card backgrounds, as well as floral and nature-themed stamping. I’d love to see more tutorials!

  • 300
    Tami M says:

    Oh yes, I love watercoloring and use it on most of my cards lately! I’m still learning but I love the abstract look of just laying down a watercolored background. I’ve got several different types of watercolors that I’ve been experimenting with and I’m having so much fun! Love the watercolor trend!

  • 301
    Luray says:

    Sure do! I’m still learning but getting better all the time, and it’s lots of fun!

  • 302
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    I love watercoloring on my cards! I don’t do it nearly enough, but I absolutely love making watercolor backgrounds and watercoloring floral stamped images. Such a great release this month! Can’t wait to order somethings to add to my growing PTI collection!

  • 303
    Amy Young says:

    I really enjoy the watercolor ‘smooshing’ technique and have used it for backgrounds quite often. All my other coloring is still done with Copics though.

  • 304
    Patt H. says:

    Still practicing my watercoloring & am getting better. Love the look & am enjoying playing with all the paints.

  • 305
    Melanie A says:

    I tried it a couple of times years ago. I love the looks the DT comes up with, but honestly I just keep forgetting to buy watercolor paper to play with!

  • 306
    Colleen F says:

    Yes, I love watercoloring…I keep practicing! Your designers always give lots of inspiration! I am signed up for a couple of water color classes too! Fabulous release! Thank you ever so much!

  • 307
    Ree Donnelly says:

    I have used watercolors in card-making. It’s fun! I plan to do it more & more, since I use the technique very little right now.
    There certainly is a LOT of inspiration out there!!!

  • 308
    Pat A. says:

    I love the look of watercolor on cards. I’ve tried it a couple of times, but definitely need more practice. Waiting for my Zig markers to arrive and then it’s time to get serious!

  • 309
    Kelly Szafron says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring. I have been taking a few online classes over the last couple years to learn how to use watercoloring in my cardmaking. I use watercoloring on about 1/4 of my cards.

  • 310
    V dO says:

    I love the idea of the watercolor effect on cards. I wish I could get them to look as lovely as they do in pictures! I’ve considered trying watercolor pencils but haven’t done that yet.

  • 311
    Ohhh Snap says:

    I enjoy water coloring, but don’t include it on my cards as often as I think I do lol One of my favorite travel projects is to stamp up a bunch of images for “no-line” water coloring.

  • 312
    Michele F says:

    I especially like water-coloring heat-embossed images – helps to stay within the lines! but really fun to go outside them, too! I will be trying a new WC paper this week – it will mean practice, practice, practice!

  • 313
    Alisyn says:

    Yes, I really love the look of watercoloring! My Christmas cards this past year included watercoloring. I love the flexibility and creativity it gives you; playing with color is therapeutic!

  • 314
    Cyndie says:

    I love to watercolor–it’s the technique I’ve been using most often lately. And thanks to Christmas and birthday presents I’m well supplied with all the popular media: Zig Real Brush markers, Gansai, watercolor pencils and crayons, Gelatos, and even Dr. pH Martins!

  • 315
    Michele W says:

    I love the look of watercoloring but am just learning how to do it. I’m experimenting to learn how much water to put down first and when or when to just go direct to paper. I’m hoping to make this year’s St. Patrick’s Day cards with a watercolor background but it depends on how my practice goes.

  • 316
    Michele F says:

    I LOve water-coloring heat-embossed images – whether I stay within the lines, or not! I’m trying out a new WC paper this week – practice makes nearly perfect! Do you have a favorite to use? LOvely release this month!!!

  • 317
    MaryB says:

    Over the past year I’ve bought all the supplies to watercolor, and probably way more supplies than actually needed. I want to practice more before actually using it on a project, because of course it needs to look artistic instead of just a hot mess! Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate – it would be used up in an instant!

  • 318
    Melissa K says:

    I love the look of watercolor but have only used it a couple of times on my cards. I think I will be using it more this year!

  • 319
    Lisa Ann M says:

    I LOVE water coloring and have been using it on card fronts, layouts, 3D projects and more. I’m loving that I can do a whole background and then die cut elements from it. It’s put my patterned paper out of business these days though:)

  • 320
    Michelle says:

    I love watercoloring but rarely use it on cards – probably because it seems like a lot more effort to get the stuff out to do it, which isn’t true – it’s just a mind block I have, I guess!

  • 321
    Colleen says:

    I love the look of watercoloring, but I have never tried it myself. But I really love the Bold Blossoms so it will be something I will be trying very soon!!

  • 322
    Kathryn A says:

    I love watercolouring! I would use it even more if I were a little better at it, but I’m willing to practice πŸ˜‰

  • 323
    Peggy S says:

    Love the look of water coloring but I rarely do it. I’m afraid I’ll turn it into brown mud.

  • 324
    Linda S. says:

    I love the look of watercoloring and have taken a couple of on-line classes. I am not an artist so don’t do any freehand stuff, but love to use it as a background or with stamps.

  • 325
    Joyce M. says:

    Yes, I enjoy water coloring. I do it on about 1 or 2 cards a month.

  • 326
    Donna says:

    I have discovered that watercoloring is my absolute favorite medium for cardmaking and art! I almost always include it somehow whether it’s on a background or a focal image. I’ve had one-on-one instruction from an artist and I have and am taking different online classes to discover more about the technique and the different types of watercolor mediums available! Everyone should try it! It’s very forgiving and you can get great results with little effort!

  • 327
    JanetB says:

    I have tried watercoloring, and I am always inspired by other projects I see on line, but I don’t feel I do it very well. It looks so easy when other people do it, but not for me. I will keep trying πŸ™‚ Julie C said something that I understand about watercolors, having a fear of not doing messy right, and letting go of staying in the lines. Yes, practice, practice.

  • 328
    Barb W says:

    I haven’t done a lot of watercoloring, but with my new Zip Real Brushes, I’m ready to start. Seeing Dawn’s watercolor pre-printed Blossoms and the Butterfly cards this release makes it exciting to try. I hope that the DT will come up with more of the pre-printed fronts for watercoloring.

  • 329

    Well…enjoy…not really.
    I have been inspired by the design team and Dawn’s Vintage Floral.
    I need to invest in a small Zig set! I have colored a few and used them…

  • 330

    I have tried it just not as good as it as I am coloring with my copics

  • 331
    KathyFL57 says:

    I LOVE watercoloring and find I choose that medium 80 percent of the time.I try to love the results even if it isn’t what I set out to achieve..LOL

  • 332
    D'Ann says:

    I love to watercolor because it makes me feel like an artist. I used Dawn’s tutorial a while ago (maybe a year?) with great success! However, I have limited time so I don’t do it quite often as I’d like to.

  • 333
    Chris Cross says:

    As crafting as I am, watercolors just don’t do it for me. Can’t explain it. Just really don’t care for the whole process, unfortunately.

  • 334
    Beth says:

    I do love water-coloring.. and really just need to take the time to do it more often on my projects!!

  • 335
    Meagan Boyce says:

    I absolutely love the look of water coloring, and do it occasionally. I don’t love the mess though, which is why I don’t do it more.

  • 336
    Kirsten E says:

    I love the look, but I have not tried it. I`m afraid of it being too messy. I guess I need to get over my fear and channel my inner 5 year old and just try it!

  • 337

    I love the look of watercoloring, but I’m not comfortable with it yet. Thank goodness the trend continues, so I keep trying!

  • 338
    Vicki says:

    I like the look of watercoloring, but I don’t actually enjoy doing it very much. I don’t like the way the paper warps – I can never get it flat again. I don’t like the way watercolor has a texture that won’t allow me to get crisp lines if I stamp over top of it. I really do enjoy looking at what other people do with it, though, and wish mine looked as good, but I don’t enjoy it enough to practice.

  • 339
    Julia Aston says:

    I love the look of water coloring on cards – and although I have lots of supplies to use for water coloring – I’ve only actually used it a handful of times! never enough hours in the day!

  • 340
    Nancy G says:

    I think watercoloring when others do it is beautiful! I have tried it a few times but it takes a lot more planning for me.

  • 341
    Pat Whitley says:

    I am not a watercolorer. But, I do have some watercolor pencils that I am going to try out. I may even get some of the new card fronts!

  • 342
    Amy Gutknecht says:

    I’ve never tried watercolor paints on cards, but I use watercolor pencils all the time. I think the reason I don’t use watercolor paints on cards is that I’m afraid I’ll use too much water and the paper will crinkle. I’ll have to practice!

  • 343
    Pmm says:

    I do really enjoy watercoloring. I am just starting to include it on my cards and really like it.

  • 344
    Sharon D says:

    I haven’t tried watercoloring–I guess it seems too messy to me–but I love the look of watercolored flowers.

  • 345
    Mirna Callejas says:

    I do watercolor pieces but not on cards yet, I’ve designed a jewelery box and the top is like a shaker card so the image inside I stamp with embossing powder and do water coloring for a sweet soft and whimsical look,then I add my sequins and place a thick acetate on top to seal it, I use a lot your Petite places dies and stamps to create the scenes so I’m beyond happy yo see the new Cottagge Petite places adition, I can create a bigger town with them… Keep them coming I’m a HUGE fan…

  • 346
    Kathie B says:

    I do enjoy water coloring but I don’t do it often enough. Sometimes I’m in too much of a hurry to take out the supplies and do all the prep for water coloring. I need to give myself a day to take the supplies out and then just play all day…and into the night!

  • 347
    Diana F says:

    I’m pretty sure I would enjoy it, but haven’t given it a try yet. Not sure why. Looks like a lot of fun but I think a project can look real messy real fast if you don’t do it right. That is one of my things I want to do this year. So hopefully I will be giving it a try real soon.

  • 348
    lisa m says:

    I have only tried water coloring a few times, I would like to try it more this year after seeing the beautiful projects everyone is creating with water coloring!

  • 349
    Carolyn Stoenner says:

    I am a beginner at watercoloring, but love to use it on my cards. I got new watercolor pan paints, watercolor pencils, new paint brushes, etc. for Christmas. I plan to use much more on my cards. Right now, I probably use it on 20% of my cards.

  • 350
    Betsy L. says:

    Watercoloring is so much fun! However, I struggle getting my smooshing/blending spots “perfect.”

  • 351
    Cindy Hanson says:

    I love water coloring and use it all the time, haha, even before it became trendy, I used watercolor pencil for images and backgrounds. I have to stop buying supplies…there are just so many great products. Pencils, pan, zig…I love it all.

  • 352

    It’s one of my favorite techniques and I include it very often!

  • 353
    Suzanne Mooney says:

    I haven’t tried it out yet. But after seeing Dawn’s Vintage Linen flowers I bought the watercolor pens from Amazon but to my shame, they are still sitting on my craft table. I do pet them often though πŸ™‚

  • 354
    Sue Anderson says:

    I am a novice at water coloring. I love the way it looks and hope to improve my skills. I agree with the other gals who would like more tutoring.

  • 355
    Natasha says:

    Yes I love watercolouring. I’ve been including it on a lot of cards lately, it’s my go-to technique, especially for backgrounds!

  • 356
    Stella says:

    I actually water colored for the first time this week. I’ve used watercolor pencils often on cards but not just water colors. My card turned out really pretty.

  • 357
    Amanda S says:

    Watercoloring is my favorite coloring medium. If I color on a card, it’ more often than not watercolored.

  • 358
    Anne B says:

    I love the watercolour look and have used it quite a bit on my cards – although perhaps not so much recently!

  • 359
    kimgyu says:

    I love water-coloring. I find painting very relaxing. I even love painting the walls in the house. My hubby thinks I’m crazy. I don’t paint on every card, but about half! I love how easy and inexpensive it is and the results are usually fabulous!

  • 360
    Alyssa S says:

    I love watercolor, but I find it to be harder than it looks!

  • 361
    lainey says:

    I love to watercolor but need to get better at it. I’ve taken classes but I think I need to practice more.

  • 362
    Kailash says:

    I absolutely love watercoloring on my cards. I especially enjoy using different inks to try new techniques and see the magic that’s created with the design. I would say I use watercoloring at least on 50% of the cards I make:-)))

  • 363
    Pat from sd says:

    The watercoloring techniques are my favorite to use on cards and I do watercoloring a lot.

  • 364
    Ann says:

    I love water color effects, esp. used as backgrounds for my cards. Easy and so beautiful.

  • 365
    Krissie says:

    I have always loved all things water colored. I try to do a water coloring technique on about 1/2 of my cards right now.

  • 366
    LeAnne Madsen says:

    I don’t use watercolor as much as I’d like to. I love it and am still learning. I find it very relaxing and freeing.

  • 367
    Karen Wade says:

    I love using watercolor and all the different techniques. It really helps my creativity flow

  • 368
    Sydney Grace says:

    I love Watercolor but haven’t tried using it on a card…..I’m going to try today though and tackle my insecurity that it’s going to turn into a brown mess….like the watercolor we use in kindergarten. I’m excited to try something new:)

  • 369
    Peg Smith says:

    Yes! I love water coloring! There are many great videos to inspire us and it is easy to learn.
    I love everything you do at PTI and am in love with my Moments Inked Planner. I plan to do some light watercolor touches like Amy did on her planner. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • 370
    Patty says:

    I just love using water coloring techniques on my projects. Each one turns out unique and I just love the look of water color.

  • 371
    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring, but find that it doesn’t always suit my perfectionist personality. Sometimes I have trouble just letting go, but I would say I still use it 10% of the time. I am gradually learning new tips and trick to make the process and results more rewarding. πŸ™‚

  • 372
    Reva says:

    Watercoloring- am still attempting to improve my technique. So I mostly practice and the cards I send are seldom watercolored.

  • 373
    Karen B. says:

    I do enjoy water coloring on my cards. I don’t do it as often as I should because I love the look. It takes extra steps and I am lazy. When I do water color I make several swatches at a time while I have everything out. πŸ™‚

  • 374
    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    P.S. I would LOVE for a Monday technique video to include how Kay does her fabulous watercolor techniques though. I’ve been dying for that a couple years now… πŸ˜‰

  • 375
    Lorraine says:

    I love the watercoloring effects and have used it a few times. The biggest thing is the time/space/messy factor when I’m creating. So I only do it when I have a lot of time & space & organization, lol.

  • 376
    Nancy M says:

    I do enjoying using watercolors and add it to my cards about 25% of the time.

  • 377
    Patti K says:

    I simply LOVE the look of watercoloring but I have never tried it!! It seems intimidating to me. I would not know where to begin and I fear I would have to purchase a lot of supplies to get started. : )I wish someone would prove me wrong!! : )

    Thank you for the chance to win.


  • 378
    Donna Kay says:

    I just finished a set of water colored cards, I love the different techniques, I get better each time I try! I’m only doing it a small percent of the time, but working on using it more, just love it!

  • 379
    Joybells says:

    I love the look of watercoloring but have to admit that I haven’t tried it yet. That is one of my crafting goals!

  • 380
    Tammy B says:

    I like watercolouring. In the last month, I used it on 20 cards for a swap and just yesterday we watercoloured three cards at a card class I attended. I hope to use this technique more over the next while.

  • 381
    Amy McCue says:

    I love to watercolor because it is very forgiving. There are also a bunch of different ways you can do it from watercolor crayons, pencils, actual watercolor paints, smooshing with inks. There are just lots of options!

  • 382
    karen b says:

    I love watercolor techniques and tend to use some form often. I own and use almost every coloring medium. The variety of stamps on the market make it so much fun to add a bit of color to almost every project.

  • 383
    Kay N. says:

    I love the look of water colors. I’ve done some experimenting with my inks and a water brush. I just ordered the Peerless water colors and I’m excited to try them out. I hope to learn all the beautiful techniques there are.

  • 384
    Maeghan m. says:

    I love watercolors and use them whenever I have an image to color! My favorite way of getting the perfect shading!

  • 385
    Martha D. says:

    I have done watercoloring in the past but have not done it recently. Need to get my watercolors back out.

  • 386
    Flo says:

    I love to watercolor on cards. I just got a new set for Christmas and I can’t wait to use it on some cards.

  • 387
    Karyn S says:

    I love to watercolor on my cards. One of my favorite techniques.

  • 388
    C Nicklas says:

    YES! I love it! I love coloring-in with any media!

  • 389
    Elaine C says:

    I love to use watercolors on my cards. I’m still “practicing” to try to get the look I want…it’s not as easy as one would think! I probably use it at least one third of the time on my cards.

  • 390
    Kathy Mc says:

    Yes, I have “dipped” into watercoloring and smooshing on my cards some but need more practice. Everyone else’s seems to look better to me than my own. Guess it’s because I never really felt artistic, and this puts me a bit out of my comfort zone. Practice, practice, practice!

  • 391
    Patsann says:

    I have not tried water coloring yet
    It just looked so intimidating, but now that Dawn has given us Bold Blossoms on watercolor paper I am ready to give it a try!

  • 392
    Ted S says:

    I don’t watercolor. I appreciate the look but it’s something I don’t have experience with.

  • 393
    Meagan says:

    Water coloring is one of my favorite techniques to use on cards, especially as backgrounds.

  • 394
    Debbie Nelson says:

    I love the the look of water coloring! Have recently bought some watercolor paper and plan to try it soon!

  • 395
    Diana K says:

    I do enjoy a bit of watercolouring on my cards. When the technique first became popular, I hated it because I thought everything I did was too messy looking. I’ve now embraced the “mess”, learned new techniques and mediums, and use it on a lot of my cards.

  • 396
    Tricia N says:

    I love the look of watercolor in everything from home decor to cards! I haven’t had much time to practice so I haven’t done much on my cards but would love to watch some youtube videos on techniques here in the future.

  • 397
    Dasha says:

    I adore watercoloring…i wish to include it in every project ☺

  • 398
    Sally K says:

    I love it, but haven’t tried it. Great question – what’s stopping me! I am going to give it a try. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.

  • 399
    Maria says:

    I love watercoloring, but do not use it often. Great release!

  • 400
    Tanis Scott says:

    I LOVE watercoloring, but don’t do it that often because I’m usually rushing to make a quick card. It requires a bit of patience, especially waiting for something to dry!

  • 401
    Tracy says:

    I do like water coloring, I use it occasionally. Haven’t been at my craft table much lately, so feels like I only get to use everything occasionally πŸ™‚

  • 402
    Nancy Wilcox says:

    I love watercolor and have been using it in my art for a few years now. I’m just now starting to use it with my card making.

  • 403
    Debbie Br says:

    I LOVE watercolouring! I’ve really gotten into it and have a few different brands, Gansai Kuratake and Peerless. I also use my stamp pads and distress inks. I had a period where I used it with every card, but now, I do about every third card. Love the new release!! Decisions, decisions!

  • 404
    Becky M says:

    I love watercoloring and have been using it quite a bit lately in my cards. It just seems like there are so many different techniques to do with it that you can adapt to just about any style of card!

  • 405
    SueB says:

    I love to use watercolors but I rarely do. I’m more of a Copic girl. Also, many of my stamps are solid and even though I know there’s ways of using them with watercolors, my honest answer is – I don’t think of it.

  • 406
    Marisa R says:

    I love the look of water colouring but haven’t done any yet – limiting factor is time to learn the basics of how to do it as well as budget to get supplies.

  • 407
    Maureen W. says:

    I *love* watercoloring! I do it all the time on my cards and I’m even signed up for a class that’s coming up soon!

  • 408

    I absolutely love water coloring. I don’t use it often enough… Need to change that πŸ™‚

  • 409
    Jackie Lic says:

    I have done it in the past. I put my watercolors away and forget about them. πŸ™
    I guess if I saw them more I would use them.
    I am drawn to things that are watercolored. I love Monet which is a clear sign I love it.
    Will put them up on my desk and give them another try.

  • 410
    Liz Krumins says:

    I water colored for the first time since elementary school right before Christmas. I loved it! I was a little hesitant at first but I really enjoyed it and will be using it more on cards in the future. It’s my new favorite technique! I think I would have started sooner but knowing what to get and use was a little daunting. Real brushes vs. the water brush and so on.

  • 411
    Kyrsten Koops says:

    I love the look of watercolor, but don’t use it often in my own crafting, unfortunately.

  • 412
    Melynn says:

    I love the look of water coloring on cards but am having problems getting it to look good enough to use. It could be that I don’t have the right “stuff” to get the look I want. The videos make it look so easy……

  • 413
    Brenda Kuder says:

    I really like the smooching method of adding water color. I don’t do it a lot but I really do love the water color look and the fact that it is different every time.

  • 414
    Cheryl I says:

    I think watercoloring is pretty on others’ cards but it’s difficult for me to do it myself. The ‘messy’ results are harder for me as my brain tends to the precise methods. I keep thinking this is another trend that will fade, but it seems to be standing strong. I would love to have some Zig Markers to try it out with as it seems easy and i love the shading with only a few markers.

  • 415
    Eliza says:

    I use watercolors as a background and I often paint outline stamps with it.
    It so versatile because I can mix the colors I need out of a few basic colors.

  • 416
    tammy paul says:

    i enjoy watercoloring, use it sometimes on cards. I need to work with it more to get better at it. I really love the look of it.

  • 417
    Leslie Scholes says:

    I love the look of watercoloring! I’m never happy with my immediate results but I hold on to them. I like them better a couple of days later. I too am a control freak (math geek) and have a hard time letting go – lol. I’ll continue to practice and would also love a tutorial. Thanks for another wonderful release & I’ll be back at 7:05 PST!!

  • 418
    caroline says:

    I love the look of watercolor. It is fun and relaxing to try out different techniques. I use watercolors, watercolor pens and watercolor pencils. I sell lots of cards and the first ones to sell are those made using watercolors.

  • 419
    Greta H says:

    I love the look of watercolor, but mostly I “cheat” by inking a stamp & spritzing it before stamping. However, I did buy some Zig Real Brush markers awhile ago (got them cheap on Amazon!) & finally had success with them on a card that will post tomorrow on my blog. Heather’s use of them is one of the reasons I got them & now I’m so glad I did!

  • 420
    Tina B. says:

    I love the look of watercolor and copics. I’m trying to improve my technique but I have much to learn. The PTI design team provides much inspiration. Hopefully I will be able to include more water coloring on my projects and cards.

  • 421
    Marty says:

    Love watercoloring but still not very comfortable with it. I’m always surprised at the results & I guess that is the beauty of it!

  • 422
    Michelle Benoit says:

    I am getting ready to try watercoloring with all the wonderful examples here on Papertrey!

  • 423
    Karyle says:

    I do love watercoloring, I just bought my first set of artist watercolors. I haven’t used them on cards, but after seeing the DT’s cards I am going to incorporate watercolor. The reason I havent used them on cards is because I can’t control them, but my word for the year is Let Go so I’m going to try.

  • 424
    Vickie says:

    I love watercoloring. I don’t use it enough. I will work on that! I love all the butterfly dies, and stamps. Thanks for a great release

  • 425
    Sheri elmont says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring. I received a Kuratake set for Christmas so look forward to playing even more. The kid sets only went so far.

  • 426
    Yoshira says:

    I have tried watercolor on a few projects. I just get to messy with the water.Need to practice more often. I love seeing it on all of the scrap book projects!

  • 427
    Stephanie says:

    I love the look of watercolor . Just starting to use it in my cards.

  • 428
    Connie Fisher says:

    I love to watercolor and I love using it on my cards….makes them look like you put a lot of effort into making a special card =)

  • 429
    Donna K says:

    I love to watercolor and use it on many cards to color images or create backgrounds. there are so many fun paints, markers, pencils, etc. for a variety of looks.

  • 430
    Dorothy Cook says:

    I haven’t tried watercolor on my cards. I’ve been wondering how to incorporate the medium.

  • 431
    LSN says:

    I love to watercolor and it was truly my first coloring method “love”! I really need to incorporate more watercoloring techniques as I don’t do it these days often enough.


  • 432
    Sandy Vincent says:

    I have not done any watercoloring since high school art class. I think it intimidates me because it it more fluid and harder to “stay in the lines”. Yes, I’m that girl. LOL.

  • 433
    nina says:

    I haven’t done any watercolouring, though it looks very pretty. I’m just not a painter and I think I’m happy with the colour I can get with my inks and Copics!

  • 434
    Sara Zenger says:

    I love watercoloring on cards! I do it on maybe 1 every 5 cards. I enjoying using water color paints and zig markers diluted with a pen. it gives a very soft look to my cards.

  • 435
    Lori Lehanne says:

    I adore watercoloring! In fact I was enjoying using it in combination with stamps so much, I have recently branched out to do free hand. My DH gave me a set of wonderful watercolor brushes for Christmas. πŸ™‚ Sitting down just now to look at the release in review, I honestly was just thinking how happy I am that PTI is embracing the trend on watercolors. Dawn’s new paper being available in watercolor paper is a great example why PTI continues to be a leader in the industry!!!

  • 436
    Sew4kim says:

    I enjoy watercolor but dont do it very often. I need to do it more. The hold back for me is the paper.

  • 437

    I love watercoloring on my cards, but I rarely do it because I don’t have the patience to wait for it to dry. I guess I need to start using some quick drying techniques!

  • 438
    Martha says:

    Yes, I do enjoy watercoloring.
    I use it on my cards quite often.
    I love the process & the look.

  • 439
    annheidel says:

    I love the look of watercoloring and have used it several times on card designs. Bright colors are my favorite.

  • 440
    Laura C says:

    I enjoy water coloring and use it often on my cards. It adds a lovely, soft feel.

  • 441
    Beth swisher says:

    So many beautiful items. Would love to win:-)

  • 442
    Suzanne Webb says:

    I have been thoroughly enjoying water coloring lately….just need to find my color wheel so I can quit mixing the wrong colors that make that icky brownish-gray πŸ™‚

  • 443
    Leslie Bass says:

    I love the look of watercoloring! Especially on flowers and leaves and behind words. I like an open flower die or butterfly over a watercolor background. I haven’t been including it lately – I think it is seems to be more of a spring and summer design for my cards! There are so many new products to try for the technique but I think I tend to stick to my basic stash.

  • 444
    Kara says:

    I haven’t tried it. It seems messy and time consuming, and I don’t have the supplies I need to do it. I have enough other trends that I like more that I’m putting my time, energy, and money into.

  • 445
    Becky Thomson says:

    I like to watercolor, just haven’t used it in so long. I usually use watercolor pencils when I can. I also have thinking H2O’s that I love just need watercolor paper to use it more. When I look at the butterfly’s dies and stamps, I am thinking that I need to include it in my next order.

  • 446
    Eileen says:

    I’ve been playing with more watercolor on my cards. I love the look!

  • 447
    Janet J says:

    I’ve done a little watercolor and am trying to incorporate more in my cardmaking. I’ve got a collection of watercolors, brushes and paper. Now I need to take more time to play.

  • 448
    LR says:

    I plan on trying watercoloring on my cards soon. I love the look! I have the paints and I just bought some watercolor pencils to play with! You have all been an inspiration with your beautiful watercolor projects! Thank you!

  • 449
    Angela Pearcy says:

    When I see the beautiful way the color just swishes over the textured watercolor paper, “ooohhh” slips from my lips
    every time! Since it is my favorite I estimate that technique is used 50% of the time.

  • 450
    Elizabeth S says:

    I haven’t done much water coloring:( I need to practice more with it.

  • 451
    Maye M.L. says:

    Love watercolors. I have never taken a formal class,
    however I have found it a bit more forgiving than other
    coloring media for art. As per incorporating it in card making, absolutely yes, though not as frequently as I should. One of my new year’s resolution is to take a class. This PTI release is full of possibilities to make
    this technique applicable. Congrats, it is an amazing production. Cheers

  • 452
    Dawn H. says:

    I haven’t tried water coloring yet. I did get some for Christmas though. I think I don’t know where to start.

  • 453
    Susan from Colorado says:

    I love water coloring and I do it when ever I have a larger image to color in. Water color paper makes it more fun!

  • 454
    Loli says:

    I do…Not enough….Going to do more! Such a nice look.

  • 455
    Janet says:

    I love the watercolor look. I have tried it before, and would do more if I could keep track of the brushes!

  • 456
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I absolutely love to watercolor – there are so many different techniques to use with watercolors and different media to use such as pan paints, markers, ink refills, powders, etc. I use watercoloring on at least half of all of the cards I make if not more.

  • 457
    Jan W. says:

    I love watercoloring. I don’t use it as often as I want because I am a bit intimidated.

  • 458
    Joanne Boys says:

    I adore the look but haven’t mastered it. Wish there was more instructions on Papertrey Ink such as a video – love those.

  • 459
    Penny J. says:

    Love watercolor anything. I haven’t quite mastered it like you and the DT but I am not giving up!! Practice makes perfect, right?

  • 460
    Sue McW says:

    I love watercoloring and love the look you can achieve when you use it on cards. I don’t use it a lot, I think my very organized symmetrical brain has a hard time being able to be so flowing and non controlled. I love Kay Miller’s work. I think she is the master of watercoloring on cards.

  • 461
    Emma S. says:

    I love the watercoloring but probably don’t use it as much. I like the smooshing technique since you never know what kind of color combo your gonna get!

  • 462
    Viki says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring. I have been using it more often lately. Another great release. Thank you.

  • 463
    Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    I love watercoloring! I go through phases where everything I do is watercolored and then other phases where very little I do is watercolored.

  • 464
    Sheila W says:

    I just recently started using watercolor techniques on my cards the past few months and love the look! It always comes out a bit different each and every time so each piece is unique!

  • 465
    Michelle Carr says:

    I love the look of Watercolor. Have done some but need to get out of my comfort zone and dip into to it more! Generally use my watercolor pen with my inks since I do not have any watercolor paints.

  • 466

    I have only tried water coloring on samples, never seem to be satisfied with the results, although I would love to be able to get to a satisfactory level. I know, practice makes perfect (or almost), right!

    So, I haven’t used water coloring on my cards at all.

    I do hope with all this glorious inspiration that I can make myself try a little harder and work on it.

  • 467
    see mary stamp says:

    I love the look of watercolor cards. I have paper and a few different types of watercolor markers/products. The biggest thing holding me back is having the time to play with it. I have some upcoming card making dates schedule with friends and I’m planning on using Heather’s technique cards to challenge myself to try new things – including watercolor!

  • 468
    TamiBabs says:

    I love the ‘look’ of watercolor but the few techniques I’ve tried were not a success so I need to take a step back and try some simpler techniques. I very much hope to start incorporating it into more of my cards.

  • 469
    Susi says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but would LOVE to! What’s stopping me? I have just a small amount of watercolor paper (so pricey) and don’t want to use it up on my fumbling attempts. Looking forward to Watercolor online classes to help me over this “hump” πŸ™‚

  • 470
    Debbi Vasel says:

    I have not tried water coloring YET. I decided 2016 will be the year to make the leap into it.

  • 471
    Lisa K says:

    I enjoy watercoloring but haven’t done as much as I would like. There are SO many different types of watercoloring and I just can’t wait to try some new ones out. I love how watercolor is like snowflakes…each piece is unique even if it is the same design, etc. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to watercolor cards (which includes a LOT of PTI examples). What better inspiration is there than that? πŸ™‚

  • 472
    Margaret C says:

    Kind of, not really, too scared of messing up!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 473
    Adoree says:

    I just started on watercolouring…I’m still learning but it’s FUN!…..I made some cards for Christmas and if turned out great.

  • 474
    Kate says:

    I only tried once-am willing to try again!

  • 475
    Elise Morris says:

    I have not attempted watercoloring on my cards just yet. Last month, I bought brushes and watercoloring paint. So I guess you can say I’m on my way:)!

  • 476
    Monika Davis says:

    Another fantastic release! Wish I won the lottery so I could by all. πŸ™‚ I love using water color backgrounds and these days I do it a lot! Almost on all of my cards the background is ‘smooshed’ or otherwise water colored.

  • 477
    Tonya Dirk says:

    Don’t shoot me PLEASE, but I actually love watercolor painting more than I love card making! That says a lot!!! I probably use it on half, if not more, of the cards that I make.

  • 478
    Caren C. says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring, although I use it for only about 5% of the cards I make (since the watercolor paper I have isn’t white).

  • 479
    cathy says:

    I have tried watercoloring a very few times and enjoyed the results but I am intimidated by it’s complexities. Afraid to make a mess! I agree with several others that the paper seems pricey and I don’t want to waste it with goofs.

  • 480
    Deepa M. says:

    I love the look of watercoloring, and just purchased some starter supplies so I can try out the technique myself! I’ve been very inspired by all the different projects the team has put together over the past few releases, and can’t wait to get started!

  • 481

    I am still quite new to watercolouring, but I love it and have only recently been adding it to me cards! I wish there were more pure white options with watercolour paper!

  • 482
    Lynne S in GS says:

    I just tried water-coloring some Christmas cards with spruce and sprigs and they turned out delightful! I’ve even been invited to participate in crafty project nights with some close neighbors who loved the cards and are as smitten with petite places as I am.

  • 483
    Rebecca F. says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring and I would like to start using this technique more! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 484
    LauraJane:) says:

    I’m quite taken with the watercolor trend. 90% of my cards have some sort of watercoloring on them.

  • 485
    Angela TX says:

    My experience with watercoloring is limited to those kid color by number books. Given the popularity of this trend, it’s definitely on my list of techniques to try when I can find some time to play. Thanks for so much great inspiration!

  • 486
    Barb G says:

    I have not tried watercoloring techniques yet. I am just learning how to use the copic and spectrum markers to make cards. I only recently discovered your website and am loving the stamps that I purchased.

  • 487
    crestajune says:

    I love to add watercoloring to my cards. I do it as often as the design allows.

  • 488
    Marlena M says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring! I’ve created several cards and posted them, but I’m still new to the process. πŸ˜‰

  • 489
    Deborah says:

    I have water colors but have not used them yet. I guess I feel like I might not be that good at it compared to what I see others have done. No more excuses…just pull them out and start having fun.

  • 490
    Rhonda Ries says:

    I haven’t tried watercolor yet, but love the look! I just need some time to try it!

  • 491
    BeccyH says:

    Haven’t tried too much with watercolor. I have a problem with overworking it, but I’m trying πŸ™‚

  • 492
    Char says:

    LOVE water coloring and include it on almost all cards I make!

  • 493
    Becs Attwood says:

    I enjoy water-coloring but don’t do as much as I would like to – only when I have enough time to get properly messy!

  • 494
    Sandy S. says:

    I like watercolor very much, and I have several different kinds. I rarely use it to color in images, though…I don’t know why. I especially like it to make arty-looking backgrounds. I recently watched a Jill Foster video where she masked off a “snowy” ground, watercolored the sky, and then stamped silhouette images on top. I tried it immediately and loved he result.

  • 495
    Nicole Maki says:

    I absolutely love watercoloring and I keep cut paper and my little travel watercolor set in my bag at all times. So! Much! Fun!

    I add watercolor to about 80% of my cards. It’s such a fun, loose way to play with color.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 496
    Carol b says:

    I do like to watercolor. I don’t really do it too often because there are just so many techniques to do on cards.
    Carol b (cc)

  • 497
    Jenny Ewing says:

    I’m definitely new to the watercolor techniques. I absolutely love all of the different projects and looks that you can create. Can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

  • 498
    Renee says:

    I have used watercolor but very little. While I love the look I’m still trying to reach outside my comfort level of having everything placed with purpose and perfection.

  • 499
    Ronna E. says:

    Just purchased the Zig Watercolor markers and am seriously in love with them and the look on cards. I am now using them on 80% of my cards and so happy with the look!

  • 500
    Wendy says:

    Love water coloring and use it often. It doesn’t have to perfect to look amazing!

  • 501
    M.Nadeau says:

    I’m too much of a perfectionist to enjoy water colouring. The process and the result is just too messy for me. However, I do enjoy other people’s cards when they use watercoloring. I wish I could be more free and like my results when I do it.

  • 502
    Cathy Yamashita says:

    I love watercoloring and also probably use it about 20% of the time. So many of the designers are inspiring us with their fabulous watercolor examples! I practically have a lifetime supply of expensive watercolor stock from when my DH was taking a watercolor class. I still try not to waste it, but I don’t hesitate to use it!

  • 503

    I LOVE the look of watercoloring on all the cards I see, and I have attempted it a couple of times. I think the thing that is keeping me from doing it more, is that I really don’t know how. I’ll have to check out some more tutorials and get too it, since I did buy some water color paper a month or so ago.

  • 504
    Barbara Martin says:

    I love the look of watercolor and use it fairly often. I love that it never comes out the same twice!

  • 505
    Brandi R says:

    Gorgeous creations. Love this whole release!

    I LOVE watercoloring. I’m not very good at it, but it doesn’t stop me. I’d say I use it on about a third of my cards. I think I play more than complete with it though πŸ˜€

  • 506
    Suzette says:

    I love the idea of water coloring and the effects of it, but I’m not very good at the process. Perhaps I just haven’t found the right paper to use, because mine always turns out “warpy”. I will keep trying because the effect is beautiful.

  • 507
    Stephanie C says:

    I love watercoloring and how it looks. I don’t use it a lot though because I don’t think I am very good it at. Maybe a tutorial? Love the new products!

  • 508
    Deb Hudson says:

    I love watercoloring. I like the look and for the most part it is forgiving of my technique. When I do it I think, I should do this more. I learned a lot of techniques from you Design Team.

  • 509
    Renee M says:

    I do use watercoloring occasionally and really like it! Would use it more in cards if just had more time to craft πŸ™‚ Great release! Am especially glad to see the Coach items.

  • 510
    Laurie Page says:

    Watercoloring is my new love. I use it on many of my cards.I often die cut the “not so successful” watercolor pieces and they gain new life as an embellishment. Can’t throw any watercoloring away. ?

  • 511
    julie says:

    soft or bold – I love creating watercolor effects on my cards – I probably don’t do it often enough!

  • 512
    Bethany says:

    I love watercoloring, especially on cards! I mainly use them to color in stamps. They are so much fun to play with!

  • 513
    Susan G says:

    I DO watercolor on my cards and gifts….quite a bit actually. I love the soft look of it. It’s so versatile. Love it.

  • 514
    kelly says:

    i love water colouring and yes, i do use it on my cards, in my journal and in my bible. i have the kuretake brush markers as well as gansai tambi (sp??) watercolours and some tube watercolours…i love them all. and, i love this release!

  • 515
    Becky P. says:

    I love watercoloring because I think it is so forgiving. However, I have not been able to create a lot of the great backgrounds, images of your DT, so I have been shying away from it as of late. It’s a great medium and people love the cards they receive from me when I use the technique.

  • 516
    Cindy Otto says:

    Yes, I watercolor once in a while and feel very artistic when I do it! It makes me feel like a really created a lovely work of art! Can’t wait to try the Lovely Lady patterned paper prints.

  • 517
    Dori says:

    I keep meaning to try the watercoloring. I’ve purchased some Zig markers and watercolor paper so I have every intention of trying it, I just always seem to run out of time! Maybe with this release since I am loving the watercolor paper with the flowers! I have loved every ones watercoloring with this release! Everything has been beautiful!

  • 518
    Lori Nowlin says:

    I love and enjoy watercolor with dyes and inks, it is almost an obsession that I have recently gotten into. I probably use some form of watercolor technique on 1 out of 5 cards that I do. Can’t wait to try the bold blossoms with this!

  • 519
    Sue Spiers says:

    love the look of watercolour, not too good at it, but keep trying. one day it might just get my approval.would love to include it on cards, practising is as far as i have got so far.

  • 520
    Chris L. says:

    I have started learning to watercolor with the zig clear color brush markers–and I really enjoy it! For the longest time I resisted trying because I was afraid I couldn’t do it. Now I just need more time in the day to practice more!

  • 521
    Mutzy Mia says:

    I have done very little watercoloring but I do like the look of it….actually it’s been years since I’ve done it. So, obviously I don’t use it on cards. I think one of the reasons I don’t is that I’m usually making a card because I need it NOW and I’m short on time. So to let the card dry plus get out the extra supplies to use adds time to my already tight schedule. I seem to never have the luxury of just “playing” with my supplies…maybe some day.

  • 522
    Beth M. says:

    Love the watercolor look-Easy way to create a simple but modern look to a card. Just made a valentine card using watercolors.

  • 523
    Denise Brunp says:

    I love watercolor art! I’m just getting back into card making, now that I have a little time. It has changed from back in the day. I have a few cards embossed and ready to go. I have been busy trying the new background stamp I just bought from PTI. I just found your Co. On Pintrest last September. I still have a wish list going, and will be making another purchase ASAP. PTI is my first choice in stamps. I have at least 17 people flowing my board on Pintrest (Dee Bruno), love sharing!

  • 524
    RedGem says:

    I have tried various mediums of watercoloring and I just love them all, but partial to Distress inks. I have used it mostly in Halloween background, but need to expand my choices in colors.

  • 525
    Yvette Sanders says:

    I love watercolouring, I think I do it on at least half my cards (and scrapbook layouts too!)

  • 526
    Colleen K says:

    I love the look of watercolor and have been using watercolor markers to achieve that look! I get more control with them and less mess! I use watercolor mainly for backgrounds but would like to try them on other elements on my cards now.

  • 527
    Katherine says:

    I love watercolor but haven’t used it quite anwhile.
    I’ve been watching several YouTube videos lately to get back into it, but the best thing to do is just dive in and play. Sounds good!

  • 528
    Blenda Schultz says:

    I love the look of water coloring but need lots of practice.

  • 529
    Leanne S says:

    I haven’t tried water coloring because I ued to make a mess with them as a kid & still think I won’t do well.

  • 530
    Kim Heggins says:

    Love watercoloring. The look is amazing! I love doing it but need more time to play.

  • 531
    susan h. says:

    Like to watercolor but don’t do it very often. Wonderful release!

  • 532
    Sara Reither says:

    IΒ΄ve yet to try watercolor on my cardmaking, I think it is difficult to avoid warping of the card. I actually iron my watercolored works from the back (lukewarm!) to straiten it again.

  • 533
    Darcey says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE watercolouring! I just can’t get enough of it, from the real rush markers, dye inks, twinkling h2Os….. I can go on & on ? I use it about every third or fourth card! Thank you for all the inspiration with the release, can’t wait to try some if the ideas, especially the butterflies, they are just gorgeous

  • 534
    SWR Donna says:

    I LOVE watercoloring, especially with the color powders! On average, I’d say it sneaks onto my cards about 60% of the time!

  • 535
    gailanne says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring, and usually clear-emboss an outline image before applying my ink with a brush. It gives a more ‘artsy’ look to my cards, I think, than using Copics.

  • 536
    Patti O says:

    I adore the look of watercoloring and am trying to get better at it. I am OK with backgrounds, but still trying to get the look I want with coloring images.

  • 537
    Christine R says:

    I love watercoloring. I have markers and pencils and watercolor paints and try to use them as much as possible, but I am not very good at it, even if I like doing it!

  • 538
    Carrie T says:

    I really love the look of watercolors. There is a softness to it that appeals to me. I use watercolors more often than I’d like to admit!

  • 539
    Susan in AK says:

    I do like to watercolour and use it at least once a week if not more, depending on the card.

  • 540
    Karen says:

    Yes, I like watercoloring, especially with heat embossing. The only thing that limits me is running out of watercolor paper.

  • 541

    I adore watercoloring (looking at others), but I’m not good at it. I’ve tried it, but……FAIL! I’m inspired by today’s post, and hope to give it another try. Thanks for giving me the push I need. Lovely work!

    Karen Letchworth

  • 542
    Stacy Simpson says:

    I enjoy it. And I love the look of it. I don’t use it very often because in my head, I think it’s messy and that I don’t have time. I need to get over that and DO IT!

  • 543
    Megan Carroll says:

    I actually don’t like water coloring as I haven’t gotten good results! I guess I need to keep practicing!! Hence I don’t use it on my cards!

  • 544
    Deanne says:

    I need to work with watercolor techniques so I get better. I usually am disappointed by my results so practicing should help. Maybe I should make a late 2016 resolution to work more with water coloring.

  • 545
    Julene says:

    Just started water coloring a few months ago and I love it! I go in spurts, sometimes use it a lot and then not again for a while.

  • 546
    R. Hill says:

    I do watercolor on my cards occasionally but not routinely. I always love the outcome, so I honestly don’t know why I don’t do it more often.

  • 547
    AnitaR says:

    I love the look of watercoloring, but rarely take the time to try it, mostly because I don’t know what I’m doing!!

  • 548
    Shelley G. says:

    I really enjoy water coloring. It’s on a lot of my cards right now. I don’t know what percent, but I just made four thank you cards that are watercolored with different brands of colors.

  • 549
    Pat Phillps says:

    Yes, I enjoy water coloring and have done it for years. Then when it wasn’t so “in” I did it less. It is picking up again and I like the use of water coloring backgrounds for my stamps. Thanks again for all the lovely ideas you guys share.

  • 550
    Judi Marie says:

    I LOVE water coloring on cards! I have just started using it and I’m excited to see all the fabulous examples and inspiration from the design team!

  • 551
    Sandy N. says:

    I have water colored only a few times but love the look. It’s so great the others are willing to share their techniques and when I get past the fear of ‘messing’ up, I would like to incorporate it in more of my cards.

  • 552
    Amy Cooley says:

    I’ve tried a bit of watercoloring at a class and wasn’t very good. I’ve never tried it since but do love the look on card samples I see.

  • 553
    Cynthia Clark says:

    Haven’t tried it yet…mostly my insecurity about failing. Thinking of trying it out on stamped images…guess I better get going. Thanks for the push! ; )

  • 554
    Kathryn D says:

    I love to use Watercolouring especially with all the fantastic layering stamps that are now available. I use Watercolours as much as I can

  • 555
    Cammie says:

    While I love the look of watercolor, I am not always happy with my efforts. I definitely need to practice more.

  • 556
    Sandy Kay says:

    I love the look of watercolor, but don’t do it often enough. When I do, it’s very relaxing. I do more smooshing than anything because it’s failproof.

  • 557
    Holly Saveur says:

    LOVE water coloring..well to use it as background on my cards and to color my images..flowers with..I love the free feeling of this medium…love the softness…
    I use it very often…say 70%….
    Great release…love the flowers from dawn..and the cute Petite places add….!

  • 558
    Kim says:

    I do enjoy it, I’m not especially good at it, but I’ll keep at it! I’ll get in the ‘mood’ and then do it a lot, then go on and try other things.

  • 559
    Kriss says:

    I love to use water coloring techniques in my card making. I find I use it a lot to make a simple but impactful background. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Butterfly Cover plate!

  • 560
    Deborah says:

    Haven’t used watercolor yet, but hoping to soon.

  • 561
    Laura K says:

    I love watercolouring but I`am not so happy with the results so, I get it not so often on my cards.

  • 562
    Chera says:

    Oh my heart with those fabulous butterflies!! I can’t get enough…well its all fabulous!! I watercolour often on my cards! I love doing it cause you can never replicate! It helps with that OCD problem too πŸ˜‰ Again fabulous release! I want it all!!!

  • 563
    Carolanne says:

    I love the look I get when I use watercolor paint (with just a little water) on my stamps instead of ink stamped on watercolor paper.

  • 564
    Cindy O says:

    I enjoy some watercoloring, especially as backgrounds for my ink drawings. I’m more likely to use Copic markers for my cards, though I’ve tried a bit of watercolor stenciling. The loose and splotchy look is lovely, and I enjoy seeing it on the design team cards, but it’s not my style for what I create.

  • 565
    Julia says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but it is on my to do list. I guess I just need more crafty time.

  • 566
    Teri W says:

    I cannot get enough water coloring. I started with the basic school sets and have graduated to Peerless and Zig. I just finished 20 Valentines with watercolor backgrounds using distress inks and splatter. Love love love the way the colors move and blend!

  • 567
    Betty says:

    I haven’t really tried watercoloring. I have some supplies so will have to give it a shot sometime. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 568
    Jacquie says:

    I love watercoloring and used the technique on almost all of my Christmas cards this year.

  • 569
    Suzanne Watanabe says:

    I enjoy watercolor techniques…it’s fun to do and I love the soft watercolor look! I don’t always add watercolor…I use it mostly for subtle backgrounds. πŸ™‚

  • 570
    Pam G says:

    I love the look of watercoloring and try to use it often on my cards.

  • 571
    Melanie says:

    I watercolor about once a week on cards only. I mostly use ideas from others as theirs always look so great!

  • 572
    k.martinsen says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring but don’t do it as often as I should!It usually takes seeing examples of it to spur me on!

  • 573
    Ghdred says:

    I actually don’t watercolor in cards. I’m not sure if I would like it. The reason I don’t is because I don’t have artistic skills. That is the main reason I buy stamps – because I would not be able to draw the images myself.

  • 574
    Mary K says:

    I love to play with watercolors, especially over clear embossing. I really want to make an art journal using your planner binder and the new page dies.

  • 575
    maria f. says:

    Love that it’s still so trendy. I go through phases, but probably use it on one out of four cards.

  • 576
    Manda says:

    I think I have found my ‘thing’ with the water colouring trend! I love the way it is so quick to create a background with, and I love to emboss then watercolour over it.

  • 577
    Arina O says:

    I love watercoloring but I’m pretty new to it. I have the Koi watercolor set and also use Distress Inks & Faber Castell/Inktense watercolor pencils pretty regularly, probably 70% of the time. I just love the “artsy” look! I would love to use the true watercolors more but I get somewhat intimidated by the lack of control of the color.

  • 578
    Barbara Schmidt says:

    I love the “look” of watercolor. I probably use it on a 1/3 of my cards but find I am impatient in allowing the cards to dry. Therefore, when I want a quick card, I usually do not think to try water coloring. Need to practice more!

  • 579
    Carolyn H says:

    I love all the watercolor cards and seem to mostly watercolor myself these days. I wish I could get more of my friends to accept the idea that it is easy!

  • 580
    Mitzi says:

    Watercoloring is beautiful, seems to be a challenge for me. Need to practice. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  • 581
    Kathy V says:

    I love watercoloring! I’m not to good at it, but I keep trying!I do it whenever I get in the mood.

  • 582
    Jennifer L. says:

    I love watercoloring and have been using it on cards fairly often. Looking forward to the your new watercolor pages!

  • 583
    Diana D says:

    I’m not loving the water coloring. I have just about every set sold on the market and just can’t get the hang of it. I think I should stick with Copics or Zigs.

  • 584
    Angie E says:

    All my cards and tags are stamped with stazon and I use my ink pads plus water and my trusty ol’ paint brush….technique of choice!!!

  • 585
    Janice Marcham says:

    I’ve done a little water coloring but I really need to do more practicing. I love all the water colored cards I see on the net and especially here at PTI.

  • 586
    Tricia Barber says:

    I really love to watercolor! To me it is very relaxing and probably do about half my card making. There are no mistakes in watercoloring just happy accidents!

  • 587
    MargR says:

    I absolutely love watercoloring! About every third card would have a watercoloured element or so.

  • 588

    I love watercolors and am often drawn to cards and designs using some form of watercoloring. I’ve used it some and hope to improve my skills and feel more comfortable including it in designs. The tutorials on blogs discussing materials and techniques have been a big help!

  • 589
    Kathy R. says:

    I haven’t tried watercoloring yet but I just purchased some paints so it won’t be long now…hopefully this weekend! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 590
    Diana B says:

    I have been in love with watercolor painting since childhood and studied it in college, however card-making took my love to a much higher level. I incorporate it any chance I get!

  • 591
    Lorraine says:

    I love the look of water coloring but have not tried it … Just have invested time to play.

  • 592
    Lori Kistler says:

    I am not skilled so I just have not done it. I have most of the things I need and your cards are beautiful so I really need to just do it and try. This post and your others are getting me motivated.

  • 593
    Kristie H says:

    I love the look of watercolors on backgrounds and images but I have an awful time coloring with them. I probably try watercoloring on 1 out of 10 cards I make. Most of the time I just use it for the background.

  • 594
    Karen P. says:

    I love watercoloring but would like to be better at it. I do watercolor about 25% of my cards.

  • 595
    Cheryl Stauffer says:

    Purchased some Zig watercolors pens recently and have played with them a little. I plan on practicing more in the near future so I can use it more on my cards!

  • 596
    Alexandra Madison says:

    I have purchased varying watercolor supplies and watched numerous tutorials. Now I just need to sit down and have fun! The PTI designers show beautiful examples of water coloring in this release. Their projects are such wonderful inspirations for me πŸ™‚

  • 597
    Lauren A. says:

    I love water coloring. I don’t have Copics so I use water colors to color in my more intricate stamps. I also love to make unique backgrounds with them. πŸ˜‰ can’t wait for all the new goodies! You ladies hit it out of the park yet again this month. πŸ™‚


  • 598
    Angelina says:

    I love water coloring on my cards! This is a new adventure for me and a fun one. πŸ™‚

  • 599

    I love water coloring but I’m still working on my technique. It comes in waves – sometimes I’ll use it a lot and then go a long time without doing it. Gotta keep things interesting!!

  • 600
    LaFaunB says:

    I love the water color look. I haven’t tried it yet. Not sure why… I definitely need to experiment soon!

  • 601
    LindaM says:

    No, I haven’t used watercoloring on my cards. Why, I don’t know why since I love the cards the design team does using this technique.

  • 602
    Kim Badelt says:

    I love water colouring!!! Right now I’m hard pressed not to include water colouring on a card πŸ˜‰ It’s one of those fun inky techniques that are always going to turn out so wonderfully arty and individual.

  • 603

    I have tried watercoloring and have several different sets of different brands but have not been the happiest with my end result. Just need to practice more and become more of a free spirit. I think I am a little to tense at times.

  • 604
    Sheryl W says:

    I feel a little intimidated with water color because my sister-in-law is a master water color artist. I love the look so will keep trying!

  • 605
    Ashley says:

    I used to watercolor long ago when I first got into stamps. I’ve been watching on the sidelines more recently to see what I like and what techniques I can use. I did go out and buy a pad of watercolor paper recently, that’s a start, isn’t it?!

  • 606
    Elise S. says:

    These are beautiful cards! I love watercoloring! It is such a beautiful, soft look. For the longest time I was only using my cricut to make cards, and have just recently branched out to stamping and other techniques. So far I have made one card that I stamped, heat embossed, and then watercolored with my Zig Markers. I have also done some watercolor pieces that are framed in my apartment and that I have given as gifts. I would love to get a Gansai Tambi set next!

  • 607
    BarbaraB says:

    I love the look of watercoloring. The design team has come up with some amazing designs. I haven’t tried it on cards yet. Usually I am making a specific card for someone at the last minute and don’t have time for it to dry!

  • 608
    Ashlee M says:

    I LOVE watercoloring and use that technique a lot on my projects!!

  • 609
    Clare says:

    I love watercoloring and I use it quite often!

  • 610
    Vicki Smith says:

    I love watercoloring but still trying to get the hang of it. I will keep practicing so I can be as good as your team. Beautiful cards today and great new products!

  • 611
    Mary M. says:

    I have never tried it. I love Dawn’s examples though. I guess I lack the materials to try.

  • 612
    cassi says:

    I love watercoloring. My daughter and I like to work on it together. I got some new Inktense pencils for Christmas that I can’t wait to try!

  • 613
    maura says:

    I LOVE watercoloring and I probably use some form of watercolor techniques on about half my cards! It’s a fabulous technique and anyone who has not tried it should give it a go!

  • 614
    Kara says:

    I enjoy it, but it’s not my favorite medium. I go in phases and use it a lot and then not at all for awhile.

  • 615

    Having seen the design team’s beautiful creations – I think I will have a go at some watercolouring again. I have tried it before on my cards less than half a dozen times with only limited success but I am loving the more relaxed style of painting I have seen from y’all so (like Jefferson Starship) nothing’s gonna stop [me] now! Happy New year ladies! Hugs, Lesley

  • 616
    Deb Sheffield says:

    I’ve only tried watercoloring a few times and wasn’t pleased with the results. I think I would use it more if I had better technique.

  • 617
    Caitlin says:

    I love to watercolor and would do it more often if I wasn’t slow at it. I’m very detailed oriented so it takes me a lot of time to finish a project – but when I do, I always appreciate the effort.

  • 618
    Julia L. says:

    I absolutely LOVE watercoloring! I haven’t done it too much on cards yet but the main reason is that I don’t have a dedicated space for crafting right now and a lot of my stuff is put away!

  • 619
    Autumn says:

    I enjoy watercoloring, but have not used it much on my cards or other papercrafting projects.

  • 620

    I love watercoloring on cards but don’t do it nearly as often as I would like. I think because it’s not instant gratification like you have with stamping an image:)

  • 621

    Watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques … blending, smooshing, colouring with Ziggies … love it … and use it on about one in four cards! Anita πŸ™‚

  • 622
    Debbie says:

    I have been in love with water coloring since I was in High School and love that it has had a resurgence in paper crafting! I use it on my cards, but not as much as I would like to.

  • 623
    Debs says:

    I love watercoloring! I use it about a quarter of the time by direct paint and coloring stamp methods. Love this release. PTI and the DT lead the industry.

  • 624
    Tammy says:

    If I have to color, my choice is watercoloring! I use it about 20% of the time, although I do find that I’ll use it a lot in a certain time frame!

  • 625
    Annie Dill says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring! I use it on my cards less often than I’d like, because so often I am making a card I need right then.

  • 626
    Cynthia Myers says:

    I love the look of watercoloring, yet I don’t use it very often. I have no idea why. I think I’m intimidated by it although, in some ways, it’s easier to use than other mediums. For instance, I love the look of it in the background of Amy’s “Outlined” card.

  • 627
    Janet W says:

    I love the watercolor look, but have only used a couple of background pieces on cards. Guess I need more practice and different paper because I’m not crazy about the warping issue. I love the look of what everyone else does with it, though!

  • 628
    Ty's Mom says:

    Honestly, I know it is very popular right now, but I am not a fan of watercoloring and do not do it much. I haven’t learned proper ‘water control’. I know I would improve with using the correct desire amount of water if I practiced more, but I just enjoy coloring with Copic markers so much more!

  • 629
    sharonb says:

    Love the watercolor look! I don’t use it a whole lot as I don’t feel I am that good at it but hope to work on that for 2016. As they say practice makes perfect so hope it will apply to me!

  • 630
    Bridget says:

    Never thought of it! But it lovely, and now that you’ve challenged me, I’m up for it!

  • 631
    Jenn Bishop says:

    I use watercolor techniques and enjoy them, but I tend more to the conservative style of cardmaking. Simple and elegant, and staying in the lines.

  • 632
    Tee Tee says:

    I haven’t tried water coloring but am inspired to try. I have always felt like coloring isn’t my strong suit which is why I stick to stamping.

  • 633
    Maria C F says:

    I’ve dabble at it a bit but need to work on it to improve.

  • 634
    Jen Carter says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring and I use it on probably 1/4 of the cards I’ve made lately.

  • 635

    I think water coloring and hand lettering add such interest and “life” to cards. I love learning and improving my skills in both in the areas, and using them!

  • 636

    I think watercolor looks soooo pretty, but I must confess that it isn’t a medium that I’ve really dabbled in very much. I do love me my Copics, though! πŸ™‚

  • 637
    Jennifer Story says:

    I love the look and have done it in the past. Now I find I reach for my Copics more often. But I should revisit watercoloring.

  • 638
    katevdp says:

    I love seeing all the beautiful watercolour cards, but I don’t have the supplies yet to try it myself. Betsy & Amy’s cards this month are really stunning – so I’m itching to give it a try!

  • 639
    Bev Wilkinson says:

    I love watercoloring and have to say the Gansai Tambi set is my favorite. I watercolor at least twice a week on my cards. The Bold Blooms set will be perfect for that. And the butterflies!

  • 640
    Jo R. says:

    I love to watercolour on my cards, whether it’s creating a smooshed background, or colouring stamped and embossed images. I probably use it about a third of the time when I’m creating cards. It also depends on who the card is for. Feminine cards are definitely more likely to be watercoloured than masculine cards.

  • 641
    Mary says:

    Haven’t water colored in a long time but it looks great on cards!

  • 642
    super stick chick says:

    Great release. I love watercoloring and do it on 1 out of 3 cards. The best part of watercoloring is that there are so many different ways to do it.

  • 643
    Cynthia Baldwin says:

    I like watercoloring, but I don’t use it all that much…I haven’t invested in good brushes/variety of paints, and I haven’t experimented to get the deeper color shades that I like best on my projects.

  • 644
    Julie Sokolowski says:

    I have water colored on cards every since the water color brush pen was popular. I forget about if as technique, just like I forget about some of my stamps sometimes. It is a beautiful look.

  • 645
    Tracey says:

    I’m still fairly new to watercoloring. I’ve been papercrafting for about a year and a half, but it’s only been in the past few months that I’ve added watercoloring to cards. It was intimidating at first because I generally don’t think I’m very artistic. But after getting over my initial fears (and getting the fabulous Zig real brush markers!) I’m finding it tons of fun. Now I love experimenting with different techniques and colors. I’d say that watercoloring now accounts for about 10% of the cards I make.

  • 646
    Jennifer Jones says:

    I love watercoloring and my goal is to do it more this coming year. There are so many different watercolor techniques that I want to try.

  • 647

    I DO enjoy watercoloring. One my last two cards, I watercolored an image on one, and did a watercolored background, and sentiment on the other. I probably do some form of it on about 1/4 of the cards I make. I can’t wait to put that frame set together with watercoloring. Thank you!

  • 648
    Karolina says:

    I’m still practicing πŸ™‚

  • 649
    Joni Moore says:

    Now that I’m getting better at watercoloring, I’m doing it more. Up to now, I’ve been using watercolor primarily on my drawings. Now that there are so many great stamps that are watercolor-able, I’m using it more and more on cards. I use watercolor in all its forms, paint, pencil, markers, crayons, and powder :0D

  • 650
    Susan says:

    I love the look of watercolour and I do it on some of my cards. I would like to incorporate it more often. When I’m making a card, I’m often in a rush so I just turn to the easy straight-forward stamping.

  • 651
    Kristina says:

    I love water Coloring! But don’t use it often on my cards because of dry time. All of the teams watercolor cards inspire me and are stunning! Beautiful release, ladies!

  • 652
    Pai Meng says:

    i do like watercoloring, i’m not sure what holds me back from using it on cards more but i only do it a little.

  • 653
    Sue McRae says:

    I do enjoy water coloring and have about 6 different water coloring products. Love that they each can give different results. I use it quite a bit on my cards, love it for backgrounds or emboss resist.

  • 654
    Helen F. says:

    I LOVE the effect of water coloring on cards! I don’t think I am very good at this technique, but I certainly enjoy trying to be better using my watercolor pencils and Spectrum Noir markers πŸ™‚
    Beautiful inspiration with this month’s cards and projects~thank you for another great release month!

  • 655
    berryblue says:

    I love the watercolor trend and probably include it on half of my cards. I love that there are so many ways to watercolor with different mediums. I’ve taken classes and watched dozens of videos. I am hooked, for sure!

  • 656
    Jaana says:

    Love watercolour but don’t use it enough.

  • 657
    karen says:

    I love watercoloring but have never used it on a card. Guess I never got around to trying it on a card.

  • 658
    chris g. says:

    Love the stitched die!

  • 659
    Lori O. says:

    I enjoy watercoloring but don’t have the time to play. What I do enjoy is seeing inspiration from others!!!

  • 660
    Layla W. says:

    I love watercoloring with flower motives – so beautiful!

  • 661
    Karen Armstrong says:

    I watercolor my card backgrounds often, but I’m not good enough to watercolor real images.

  • 662
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    I love using water colors. I occasionally add it to handmade cards. I want to try to use it a little more than I do. It’s a fun addition.

  • 663
    Bobby says:

    I love watercoloring, whether using Distress Inks, Inktense pencils, or Zig markers. I’d say more than half my cards use some watercolor technique.

  • 664
    Bev Karolak says:

    I do enjoy water colouring, (also I work with Prep children & get paid to watercolour at times ?) & sometimes incorporate in my cardmaking. ?

  • 665
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    I love watercoloring, and just got home from spending a wonderful afternoon in an art store. I’m looking forward to using the luscious Fabriano paper I splurged on with some of my equally wonderful PTI stamps! I have a feeling I’ll be watercoloring even more!

  • 666
    Heather says:

    I have not tried watercoloring yet. I don’t have any supplies for it right now. Maybe soon…

  • 667
    Anna Scarpino says:

    I love using watercolours when I get the chance. I just have to watch out for my kids tipping the water over on the table!

  • 668
    krillsister says:

    I do not watercolor because the paper does not lay flat when it is dried.

  • 669
    Sue Taylor says:

    I haven’t tried watercoloring yet because I am a little afraid that it will look terrible. I am not the best at coloring and watercoloring seems even more intimidating. Great items for this release and thanks for the chance to win.

  • 670
    Malyssa M. says:

    I’ve never tried watercolors on cards/projects now that I’m older,although I think we’ve all done it as kids! I think my style preference leans towards the clean lines/simple look more that I would never think it looked right!

  • 671
    Krista says:

    I LOVE watercolor!! I guess I’m snooty about what watercolor paper I use, and have never had watercolor card paper, or thought to use the paper I have to make my own cards.

  • 672
    Cheryl B. says:

    I own the watercolors, the Zig brush markers and the watercolor paper, but I must admit I’m too rigid a personality to be content with my results. I prefer the exactness of Copic markers. I do appreciate most of the watercolor efforts of others but I must admit I don’t care for every piece. Just being honest.

  • 673
    craftingwithfriends@gmail.com says:

    I do love watercoloring but I’m not very good at this technique. I love the look of watercolor and “coloring outside the lines”. I need to learn more about watercoloring.

  • 674
    Florence P says:

    I haven’t tried water coloring yet–the prospect daunts me. However, I love the soft effects of it, and will try it out once my confidence is bold enough to jumpstart ME. Also, the idea of investing in all the tools and “paint” keeps me reined in; at 65 years old, I should be downsizing instead of upsizing my crafting expenses.

  • 675
    Barbara M says:

    No not really. It just not my favorite thing. I buy stamps and things to give impression views of watercolor effect . Also my space is limited that more water, splats and mess is just not worth it. There is still plenty to do and buy to keep me creative happy.

  • 676
    Emily P says:

    I love watercolors. More so now that I’ve gotten “older”. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t really done any myself… At least not in the last 15 years. I did just get some water color chalks that would go perfect with some of the stamps! πŸ™‚

  • 677
    Lynda Marquez says:

    I love watercoloring, but don’t have the time to do very much of it. My favorite watercolor project is a set of two framed pieces I made of watercolored poppies!

  • 678
    Betty Wright says:

    I probably use watercolors on every third card lately. It does not matter if I am creating a background or coloring embossed flowers, watercoloring is very forgiving. I find it very therapeutic to just play with the colors to see what develops!

  • 679
    Kylie Z says:

    I haven’t been brave enough to water color but seeing all the beautiful creations on PTI makes me want to give it a try.

  • 680
    Susan P says:

    I really enjoy watercoloring, but I don’t use it on cards often because I am not confident about my skills yet. I really enjoy all the examples of it I see on the web, but I guess I just need to practice and “let loose”. Great release as usual PTI!

  • 681
    Lori says:

    I have not tried watercoloring yet. I would love to try it once I purchase the supplies. I love the look on cards with floral designs.

  • 682
    Barbara Barnes says:

    I love watercolor!! I am just too controlling with it. Need to learn how to be messy and spontaneous; there are some amazing card artists out there (Kay Miller being one of them) who make watercoloring look so easy and hit it out of the park. I would say I use it on my cards about 30 to 40 percent of the time, either by coloring with dye inks or my zig markers.

  • 683
    Brinda says:

    Oh I love love love watercolouring! So glad that its the trend now and I get to watercolour on my cards and other projects.

  • 684
    Lisa says:

    I have tried watercolors in the past and do like working with them, but with 7 kiddos I need to be able to do projects that are less time consuming.

  • 685
    Cynthia Clark says:

    I do watercoloring on my backgrounds frequently. So far I’ve not used watercolor any stamped images yet.

  • 686
    Yvonne F. says:

    Yes, I like water coloring very much. Especially as background. I LOVE it! It’s so fun to compare watercolor with dies an stamps!

  • 687
    Marsha S. says:

    I haven’t tried water coloring. but I love to see cards that have been water colored. I just need to try it and see what happens!

  • 688
    Jean R-T says:

    I love the look of watercolor and have been using the technique more and more on my cards!

  • 689
    Terri E. says:

    Yes I really like watercoloring! I go in waves and use it on everything and then I put them away for a while.

  • 690
    Kathy R says:

    I do enjoy watercoloring. It is one of my favorite mediums. I have just begun to use it on my cards and have been very pleased with the results!

  • 691
    Vickie Davis says:

    I enjoy water coloring but haven’t tried it in awhile. I may have to try it again soon.

  • 692
    Liz R says:

    Maybe it’s a time thing, not quite sure why I haven’t tried water coloring yet. I loved it as a child, and it looks good fun. Maybe this year!

  • 693
    Janelle says:

    I do love water coloring and I have used the technique on some cards I have made. I usually get the inspiration when I see blog posts with it. It’s fun to try new ways of achiving different looks.

  • 694

    I have done a bit of water coloring, mostly backgrounds. I also have the Zig pens and have done a bit of watercoloring with those.

  • 695
    Karen Hetherington says:

    I seldom water color on my cards. I am not good at it and I prefer a controlled medium.

  • 696
    Ginger502@comcast.net says:

    I enjoy using watercolors when I’m looking for a softer look. It’s so easy to create shading.

  • 697
    HeatherD says:

    I love watercoloring…probably because it is ok to go outside the lines with it ;’) That and blending seems to make it into a large percentage of my crafting. Another great release – loving the new colors recently released!

  • 698
    Cyndy G says:

    Tried it on only one card so far. Turned out great! Hopefully, I plan on spending more time on card making this year and plan on using the watercolor technique more.

  • 699
    Kathy McDonald says:

    I’ve dabbled with watercolor, but I’m not good at it. It fascinates me, so I keep trying! I’m excited about the coloring sheets offered in this release.

  • 700

    I suppose I’ve never tried watercoloring because I perceive it as being hard to “control”. It’s not likely true but I love seeing all your remarkable work!

  • 701
    DawnM says:

    I love watercolor techniques. I’ve been studying them for the last few months. I want to use them a lot more in my projects.

  • 702

    I use water coloring probably 1 out of every 6 cards. I like creating the softer effects that water coloring allows.

  • 703
    LindaK in St Chuck says:

    I enjoy seeing some watercoloring,but I don’t have the discipline or desire to learn when enough is enough. Sorry, that’s just me

  • 704
    Marye Anne Chisholm says:

    I have just started to use Watercolors, still trying to get the hang of it.I haven’t used them on a card yet but hope to soon.

  • 705
    conil says:

    Yes, I watercolor on about every third card I make. I love it.

  • 706
    megan mcdonald says:

    i love to watercolour, i have to make my self stop doing it as i know people like different types of cards.

  • 707

    I DO love watercolouring! My blender pens are some of my favourite tools in my card making arsenal. The only thing that occasionally stops me is drying time and/or the thickness of the paper I’m using. PTI’s card stock holds up well to water and doesn’t warp unless I get really carried away. I can’t wait to experiment with some of the new butterflies!

  • 708
    Emma H says:

    I love the look of it, but achieving that look has proved to be tricky

  • 709
    Jan Pufall says:

    Love the talented people who watercolor so well. I am easing into watercolor painting, as I read more on how to best accomplish painting well.

  • 710
    Maureen D. says:

    I do love watercoloring. I have not included it on my cards yet. I feel like my own insecurity is what is holding me back!! Maybe I need to trust myself a little more!!

  • 711
    Ashlee M says:

    I am a watercolor lover and use it all the time on my cards and projects:)

  • 712
    Jen shears says:

    I love watercoloring! I would like to include it more on my cards!
    What a fabulous release! Great products and inspiration!!

  • 713
    Melissa friedrich says:

    I love to watercolor on my cards! It’s my favorite go-to technique!

  • 714
    Carolee says:

    Once I started doing watercoloring on my cards I just couldn’t stop:) Love it!!

  • 715
    Amber P says:

    I see all sorts of water colored cards that look incredible! I am still trying to get the hang of it myself. I have tried a few techniques and made a few cards with watercolors, but haven’t quite found my niche yet. But I’m not giving up! Eventually I’ll figure out what works best for me. Thanks to all of you who share your work for others to get inspired!

  • 716
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    I do enjoy water coloring and have used it quite often lately!

  • 717
    Leslie L says:

    I have done a few watercolor cards. A few abstract backgrounds and some designs. I wish I had some zig markets but I haven’t hopped on that bandwagon yet.

  • 718
    Karla P says:

    I have not tried watercolor on cards. It’s on my list of new things to try. I love the beautiful cards you have shown us with the new release items! Awesome job!!

  • 719
    Samantha says:

    i have tried watercoloring. i LOVE it!!! so much so i think those following me on instragram might think it’s all i know how to do. lol!

  • 720
    Oreet says:

    I LOVE watercolors, in fact I have been watercolor painting long before it became so popular in card making. I use it often, both as an expression of creativity and to add an artsy, painterly look to my projects!

  • 721
    Charmaine says:

    I love watercoloring and the look of watercolor. I don’t use it as much as I’d like because I’m always afraid it won’t turn out like I want it too. Would love to use it more.

  • 722
    Sandy W says:

    I love the look of watercolor on cards, but don’t use that technique myself. I guess I could use some more instruction.

  • 723
    Greer B says:

    I haven’t tried it, but really want to. Just need to take time to find out how to do it.