How Can Your Craft Desk Inspire You? – Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Are you ever stuck for inspiration? Have you ever been inspired by what is sitting on your craft desk?

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today, I will share a card that was inspired by the ever-so-cute Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set.

20200915 125128 2I started by creating my little watercolor pan by cutting watercolor cardstock to 1 3/4″ x 4″. These will be the top and bottom of the case. I rounded the corners of these pieces using a small corner rounder. Then, I cut 10 small circles using Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set from watercolor cardstock; these will act as the paints. I added color to the little die-cut circles using the paints from Watercolor Essentials 12 Pan Set and then left these to dry.

20200915 125140 1 1Then, I cut another piece of watercolor cardstock to 2″ x 2 2/3″. This served as a cute card for my little scene. For the image on the card, I used Mini Delight: Bold Bloom Stamp & Die Set as this fit perfectly. I stamped the image using Obsidian Pigment Ink and watercolored it using watercolor. When I mixed the watercolor, I also added some of this to the ‘lid' of the case that would be on the card; I really feel this adds to the scene.

20200915 125135 1 1Once the die-cut circles were dry, I added these onto the unpainted case piece using foam tape. Then, I added all of the elements into place onto a white card base.

For a video to see how this all came together, please watch below. Or over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mini Delight: Bold Bloom Stamp & Die Set
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Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set
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Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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Maureen Reiss October 2, 2020 - 10:18 AM

Such a great idea!!! Super cute!!!

Cheryl Cain October 2, 2020 - 10:33 AM

This is a really pretty card, what a great idea!

Patricia Wilson October 2, 2020 - 4:23 PM

How cute and what a wonderful idea.

Billie Anderson October 2, 2020 - 8:16 PM

this is such a cute idea. I love this fun card. Beautiful colors and image

Deepa Lakshman October 2, 2020 - 10:31 PM

What a great creative idea.


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