Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon

By: Ranger |

Cards | Tim Holtz Distress® | Valentine's Day

Dive into the heart of creativity with Cheiron Brandon's accordion card tutorial!  Vibrant and colorful watercolor hearts dance across the canvas, brought to life with Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor pencils. 

Instructions

Hi there it’s Cheiron Brandon and I am thrilled to be here today to share a fun project using Distress Watercolors and the newest stamps from Tim Holtz, Love Notes. This set is full of solid heart stamps that are perfect for coloring with Distress Watercolor Pencils for stamping. Today I am going to show you how to play with this technique while making a fun accordion card that is sure to be a colorful surprise when opened by the recipient. You will need the Love Notes stamps, your Distress Watercolor Pencils and a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 1
Step 1: Cut a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock to 3 ½ x 11.  

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 2
Step 2: Score the paper at 2 ¾, 5 ½, 8 ½, but do not fold it yet.  

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 3
Step 3: Take out your pencils and get ready to color.  

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 4

Step 4: Select the heart stamps you would like to use from the Love Notes set and put them on a block. 

  

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 5

Step 5: Mist your stamp with a few mists of water and color on your stamp using a Distress watercolor pencil. 

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 6
Step 6: Stamp, clean your stamp off and repeat with different colors until you have filled the front panel. 

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 7
Step 7: Start from the other end of the panel and repeat the stamping toward the inside. 

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 8

Step 8: Continue stamping until you have filled the panel.  

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 9
Step 9: Spray the hearts with water to move the color a bit then dry with a heat tool.  

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 10

Step 10: Stamp a sentiment on the front of the panel.  

 

Distress Pencils Hearts Accordion Card by Cheiron Brandon Step 11
Step 11: Stamp a sentiment on the last panel and fold on the score lines.  

I hope you had fun creating this project along with me. This piece would also be great tucked inside an art journal too.