Royal Blog Tour – Watercolor Trio

By | April 29, 2010

Good Morning Royal Tourists – welcome to my castle.

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For this tour, I'm showcasing the Watercolor Trio Stamp Set which is from the Summer Mini Catalog and will be available for purchase on 1 May 2010.

1st-card

This card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 which is turning out to be a favorite size for me.  I took Very Vanilla Card Stock (4 1/4" x 4 1/4") and fed it through the Big Shot using the Clear Circle Bigz Die.  The flower image from the Watercolor Trio was then colored with Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers and stamped on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The scallop circle was made feeding Perfect Plum Card Stock (5" x 5") through the Big Shot using the Scallope Circle Bigz Die.  The ribbon is Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Mini Catalog and the stick pin is from the Pretties Kit.  The background is Pale Plum Card Stock 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" feed through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Textured Impressions Folder.  What would I do without my big shot and dies?  The card goes together so much quicker when you have these dies to help you cut out and emboss your card stock.  What a time sver!

2nd-card

The next card is a very simple yet elegant card using the same stamp set (Watercolor Trio).  I just wanted to show you how you can use two very different styles of card making and yet the end result is the same – beautiful cards!  The base card is Naturals Ivory (I like to use a heavier card stock when using it as a base).  It's 5 1/2" x 11" folded in half.  The finish size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  I scored a line all around the edge of the card (about 1/2") to give it some definition.  The flower image was stamped using Perfect Plum Class Ink.  The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped also using Perfect Plum Classic Ink.  I used the Mat Pack and Piercing Tool on the upper right and lower left hand card to give it a final touch. 

 

Box

This box uses the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die and the Big Shot.  It came together in about ten minutes.  As I stated above, I don't know what I'd do without my Big Shot.  With a couple of turns of the Big Shot, you are able to create so many different shapes and items.  I assembled the box and secured it with Sticky Strip.  To finish off the box, I added Very Vanilla  Satin Ribbon, a label from the Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware and brads from the Ice Circle Rhinestones Brads collection.  For the filling, I fed Very Vanilla card stock through my shredder and then run each strip through my crimper.  Very quick and easy to do and you can use card stock that matches or complements the color of your 3D item.

A couple of quick reminders:

  • I'm offering blog candy for this tour.  To enter your name in the contest, leave a comment on this post.  On 3 May, I will pick a winner using Random.Org.  The winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate from Stampin' Up!.  You must check back on 4 May to see if you've won.  If you've won, please send me your name, address and wish list.  You can choose any item(s) up to $25.00 – I"ll pay shipping and taxes.
  • Don't forget to look for clues need to sign up for the Big Shot Drawing.

Thanks

Brumleysiggy

113 thoughts on “Royal Blog Tour – Watercolor Trio

  1. Sage Kimble

    What beautiful projects, Rachel. The plums and white are great together. The scoring and paper piercing on the middle card is a lovely touch. And the Fancy Favor box is simply elegant. But then, how can you go wrong with purple?!

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  2. Betty Kincannon

    Hi Rachel: Your projects are beautiful. I really love this stamp set, there are so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Teri

    Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing them on the tour with us. I am enjoying all of the stops.

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  4. Janet Smith

    I think this is going to be one of my favorite new sets! Your ideas are inviting, too

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  5. lisa808

    Rachel, such pretty projects. I absolutely love the card with the Scallop Circle. So pretty & elegant. What a shame we won’t have Pale Plum anymore to use with Perfect Plum. They are lovely together. Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog candy.

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  6. Patti C

    These are lovely projects; great color. Watercolor Trio is on my wish list from the summer mini. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  7. Betty

    I just love your ideas!! You’re making me want this set….but that’s the point, right??? Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Katherine Elliot

    I love the single layer white card with the embossed lines. I really think it is elegant!

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  9. Sandi

    I love all the projects, but the box is my favorite. Also love the color, purple (very royal!). Thanks for sharing.

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  10. June Switzer

    I love your creations. You used some of my favorite colors. I will really miss the pale plum. Thanks for sharing. You are in my favorites now!
    june

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  11. Patti

    These are so beautiful. I love the stamp set and the color combination is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Tammy Jackson

    Beautiful and elegant. I love the colors and the stamp set! Thanks for all your hard work.

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  13. debbie essay

    Beautiful projects Rachel….I can’t wait to get my hands of this stamp set. No problem checking back with you…..I check in everyday to see what’s new with your blog :0)
    essay18@verizon.net

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  14. RuthieB

    Hi my most wonderful PA!!!!! I love the projects, I especially love the simplicity of the white Thank You card!!!!!

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  15. April P

    I’ve always loved those colors together. They are all fabulous but I really like your first card best.
    April

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  16. Jen Pitta

    Rachel, your projects are beautiful. I love the simple white thank you card. Sometimes I think I forget that simple can be beautiful, too!

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  17. Jean Buelow

    Rachel, beautiful. I love the colors and have been thinking about buying this set. Thanks for bringing such great creativeness to share with all of us.

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  18. Jean Buelow

    Beautiful projects. Love the colors, Rachel and the way you displayed things. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

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  19. jmniffer

    Great projects. I love the look of this set and can’t wait to get it for myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. mary

    You are right. Different looks but beautiful results! Love, love the clean and simple one with the scoring. Such a great treatment!

    Mary Atwood

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  21. Marti Crapo

    Your simple but elegant card is just the best. I am going to have to case this card. I love the set and you have done a wonderful job showing how it can be used. I loved how you incorporated the Big Shot into your first card.

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  22. Nola

    Rachel–Great projects–love the peaceful colors you chose. Esp. LOVE the Birthday bag/box–those little projects are great sellers at craft fairs.
    Thanks for sharing them with us, Nola

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  23. Terry S !!

    You used my favorite SU colors. I really like the pearls stickpin accent. Very nice job! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Janet Swofford

    I love your beautiful,elegant projects. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win:-)
    Inky hugs,
    Janet

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  25. Helen

    Your projects are very elegant in their simplicity…beautiful.

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  26. Megan

    Love the simplicity of these cards! I love the second one, I may have to get the mat pack and I love the idea of scoring around the card! Great!

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  27. Vickie Steele

    I love the watercolor trio! As usual, you’ve artistically displayed beautiful examples for us.

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  28. Cathleen McSorley

    I love all of it. Especially the box and the simple but elegant card. Thanks for sharing your talent with me.

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  29. Darlene L

    Your work is just beautiful. Love that stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

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  30. Mitzi Luttrull

    Very pretty creations. I like the Watercolor Trio set, too.

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  31. Carri McMullen

    Well I never thought to use Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware on my bags. Great samples, thanks for sharing.

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  32. Pam

    Love your cards and the box. Wonderful choice of colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. BrendaB

    I love what you have created using the Watercolor Trio Stamp set with the Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Old Olive colors. This is a great card. Really enjoy your blog!

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  34. Judy Elting

    Rachel, Your designs are beautiful! Love what you’ve done with all of the projects, but my favorite is the 5-1/2 square card. Love the color, the texture and the Pretties! Thanks for being on the RBT!

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  35. Julie

    These are ALL GORGEOUS!! Love the layouts and of course, the color is beautiful! I wanna try something like the one with the embossed square and punching…so elegant!
    Thank you for the chance!

    Julie

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  36. Kathy C.

    This set is on my wish list! I love the 5 1/2×5/12 card! (Ok I love them all:-) Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Beth B

    I love the simple elegance of your white card! And such a nice blog candy too!
    Beth
    bethbeaty at earthlink dot net

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  38. Bea Lincoln

    I love all your projects, but the birthday bag is my favorite. Love the color combinations also.

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  39. Rebecca F

    I have been following your blog for a while now and I find your work lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  40. Gwen Graham

    Beautiful colors! Very elegant style and cards!!!

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  41. Jean Bushman

    these are such beautiful cards and box. I just got this set and can’t wait to use it. I love my big shot, too.

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  42. Karin Moyer

    I love your cards made with this set! Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

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  43. Roberta Fieth-Bond

    What elegant cards. I love the differnt sizes. I seem to make mine all one size but will not try the size you have used. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Sandi Dailey

    Well I thought I left a comment, but can’t see it so I will tell you again: GORGEOUS!! Love the lavender, love the simplicity that makes these really rich and regal!! Thank you
    Sandi Dailey
    gdailey@concentric.net

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  45. carolyn s

    Rachel, these are such beautiful and elegant projects, thanks so much for sharing. This set will be on my wish list, for sure.

    ceashark at aol dot com
    carolyn s

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  46. Mary (aka Muffin's Mama)

    Beautiful projects. I especially like the simple thank you card with the piercing in the corners and the scored border. Thank you for sharing that simple technique; it really dresses the card up.

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  47. Patrice Herrera

    Love , Love , Love all of your projects but the square embossed card really stood out to me.

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  48. gale

    Love your projects, they are beautiful, all of them.
    thanks for sharing,

    Gale

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  49. Dot Thacker

    What a beautiful job. I just love the card. I just may have to order the stamp and make a few. Very nice work.

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  50. Tricia

    Love the first card… the pin with pearls add so much — thanks for sharing your talent

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  51. Kathy Mc

    The plums with Old Olive ~ classy. Great projects on your blog. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win SU $. Pray I’m a winner!

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  52. Jill Finkboner

    Beautiful ideas – simple and elegant! Jill Finkboner

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  53. Kit Marie

    Loved your beautiful creations and your stamping style. Will be back for more inspiration!
    Kit Marie

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  54. Chris Anderson

    Beautiful cards!! This is one of my favorite new stamp sets! Thank You!!

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  55. Roxie

    Love that new watercolor set – very pretty items.

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  56. Bonita

    Thanks for inspiration with this set. Beautiful. Thanks for blog candy offer.

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  57. Julie A.

    Rachel-

    What beautiful creations! Love the paper piercing on the card and the colors you chose. The pretties look great too. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Julie A.
    stampwithjules@gmail.com

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  58. Lucia Kaiser

    Rachel: These are so beautiful, but not a surprise. You always create such gorgeous projects. Thanks for being part of this tour and for all your help on the committee.

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  59. Trish Cortez

    Rachel,
    Your projects are Beautiful and very creative… Thank you for holding my hand during the tour..It was fun chatting with you!!!
    Thanks for sharing

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  60. Jennifer Blomquist

    Nice job on your projects. I always forget how elegant some simple scoring can be on a card, like you did in your second card. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration to try it myself.

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  61. JoAnne

    such beautiful cards I loved your color choices. Thanks for sharing

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  62. Jenn Seaver

    These projects are so beautiful and feminine. I love the soft purples.

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