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make it market: beautiful brushstrokes kit

It's time to share Betsy's new Make it Market: Beautiful Brushstrokes kit that will be available to purchase tomorrow: July 1, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink. Working with watercolor is a trend that you are seeing all over the place and Betsy's kit is going to give you everything you need to try out all sorts of watercolor techniques. The results are just gorgeous!

Here are all the details:


The NEW! Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit designed by Betsy Veldman exclusively for Papertrey Ink is full of specialty items that will instantly give you a boutique feel as soon as you open your box!  Watercoloring is a major trend right now and the new kit offers you SO many ways to experiment with this medium!  Whether you want to go for something quick and just stamp your designs or bring out your artistic side and try some fun watercolor techniques with outline images, this kit has everything you need!  From high quality watercolor papers to adhesive backed canvas, there is so much fun in store for you here!  And I can't neglect to mention the GORGEOUS embellishments Betsy has selected to go along with the "watercolor" theme!
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Sentiments stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions/Sentiments stamp label
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes die collection
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes linen patterned paper pad (4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 24 sheets)
  • 10- Fabriana Artistico Soft Press Extra White Watercolor Sheets (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • 4- Sticky Back Canvas sheets (6" x 6")
  • Pastel Variegated Twine (6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp)
  • Taffy Variegated Twine (6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp)
  • 3mm + 5mm Clear Rainstones Mix in test tube w/ cork (approx. 250-300 pieces)
  • Black & White Swiss Dot Washi Tape (12 yards)
The total retail cost of this kit is $90. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available so be sure to get yours tomorrow! The Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit will be available for sale beginning on July 1st at 10pm EST, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.

Here are my projects created with the Make it Market: Beautiful Brushstrokes kit:


I have always loved working with watercolor and it has been a delight to work with the items included in the kit.I did some different things with each card that I created.


The watercolor paper included in the kit is wonderful. It is so true that your are going to get the best results when you use the best quality materials that you can afford. And the quality in the kit is top shelf for sure.


I used a wet brush to dampen my paper first and then stamped the images onto it. Since the paper was wet, the colors flowed around on the paper just as if I had painted them on with a brush.

The largest flowers are (bottom to top layer): Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, and Scarlet Jewel. The medium flowers are: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, and Terracotta Tile. The smallest flower is: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, and Summer Sunrise. The leaves are: Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado. The neutral colored flowers are: Fine Linen and Classic Kraft.


I also used  wet brush on some of the edges of the stamped flowers and leaves to cause the color to flow even more and then result is just beautiful. And I am just in love with the gorgeous "rainstones" that are included in the kit. They are the perfect accent and look just like water droplets in a garden.


For this next project, I used the sticky back canvas sheets included in the kit to build my flower. This canvas is just the coolest and so easy to use. I stamped the flower outline image in a waterproof black ink onto the flower die cut canvas piece and then used watercolor paints to add color. I did the same with 3 leave die cuts and used the smallest flower image to add a center on my flower with a little more dimension.


I peeled off the backing paper and then arranged everything how I wanted it to go onto True Black cardstock. The sentiment and frame are also stamped on the sticky back canvas and I attached that right next to my assembled flower.


I love how the layering of the die cut canvas adds dimension to my flower and then I had to add a few rainstones to my finished flower.


For my final project that I have to share today, I had a lot of fun playing around with watercolor paints and the dot images included in the Beautiful Brushstrokes: Additions set that included in the kit.


I put the watercolor paint right onto the stamp to ink it up and stamped it onto the watercolor paper. A cool thing about watercolor is that when something didn't stamp as smoothly as I liked, I used a wet brush to just even out the image - so easy! I also stamped the solid leaves by inking up the stamp with the watercolor paints as well.

After I stamped the circles and leaves, I stamped the outline flower and leaves over the top and instantly my image bloomed into a flower garden!


I stamped the "thanks" sentiment and then added the curly addition, both from the Beautiful Brushstrokes: Sentiments set that is included in the kit. How sweet is that little curly bit to add to the end of the sentiments? A bit of the multicolored twine included in the kit was perfect to finish off the card.


How gorgeous is working with all of the watercolor goodness? Remember that there is only a limited amount of kits available so be sure to log on to order so you don't miss out!

Stop by the rest of the Make it Market team to see their projects today: Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Danielle, and Melissa.

Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with more to share for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge and another dose of Monthly Moments! Can you believe that July will be here already?


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Delight in This Day Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Make it Market: Beautiful Brushstrokes kit

other items not included in the kit: kraft cardstock, Berry Sorbet ink, Pure Poppy ink, Scarlet Jewel ink, Summer Sunrise ink, Orange Zest ink, Terracotta Tile ink, Lemon Tart ink, Harvest Gold ink, Simply Chartreuse ink, Ripe Avocado ink, Fine Linen ink, Classic Kraft ink, Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger)

Happy For You Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Make it Market: Beautiful Brushstrokes kit

other items not included in the kit: kraft cardstock, True Black cardstock, Fresh Snow ink, Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), watercolor paints

Thanks Flower Garden Card

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Make it Market: Beautiful Brushstrokes kit

other items not included in the kit: kraft cardstock, Scarlet Jewel ink, Canyon Clay ink, Orange Zest ink, New Leaf ink, watercolor paints