{7.18.2013} unity thursday

Happy Thursday

Thursday fun is happening with the Unity design team. If you have been hopping you should have arrived from Joslyn‘s blog, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog.

We start the brand new Unity {be inspired} challenge for this month.
Wanna peek???
Of course you do.

I am focusing on the colors for today’s card as well as the sketch.


I broke out my watercolor pencils for this one. Can you believe this is the first time I’ve tried the emboss resist technique? It was fun and I’ll definitely have to do this again. Love the effect.

I’m using the fabulous new monthly sentiment kit call Here’s my Thoughts. LOVE the big, funky sayings. They are perfect center stage.

Going to think this card up to the Birthday Card Challenge at the Moxie Fab World too.

It has been awhile since I’ve done a video, so I dusted off the ol’ camera and thought I would share how I created the watercolor emboss resist tag. Hope you enjoy.

** COMMENT PRIZE **Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.We’ll be giving away 3 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing Shellye next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.




Lisa A.




Lisa H.





  1. Cynthia O.

    Fun project with the new set! Thanks for the tutorial, Lisa.

  2. Angeline

    i’d like to say… WOW!!! Stunning!!

  3. Kary

    Way cool!! Never thought of using watercolour pencils this way. Love the tag, Lisa! It’s nice to hear your voice, and love your nail color 🙂

    1. Lisa Arana

      Thank you, I am so embarrassed my nail color is so chipped! Lol. I decided to do a video last minute otherwise I would have removed it or painted them again. Guess you all now know I am horribly lazy at keeping my manicure looking pretty. Heehee.

  4. Ginnye

    I am in love with the watercolor effect on your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Ruby M

    Very cool card.

  6. Alyssa

    Beautiful card, I LOVE that tag!!

  7. Laura G.Turcotte

    What a great tag! i must try that technique–looks like fun!

  8. Miriam Prantner

    What a pretty card! Love the soft watercolor wash!

  9. jpscraps

    Fabulous card! I still haven’t really tried resist yet.

  10. Julie O

    Great technique. Love the colors.

  11. AJ Scrapbooking & Cards

    Pretty card. I love the colors used. I just picked up some water color paper by Strathmore. And I really loved using it. I youtube water color paper after I picked it up and seen one video where Strathmore mixed media paper is a great pick.

    And the way you used the water pencils is awesome and a great tip. Will add this to my must try list.


  12. Jodi Clausen

    I LOVE the watercolor look and the emboss resist, great card!!! Thanks!!

  13. Jay Gee

    Love the soft look of your tag Lisa and great video, thanks 🙂

  14. Janis in ID

    Loving the subtle effect with the watercolor and emboss resist technique!!
    <3 J

  15. Karen N

    Fun! I love how you used the watercolors….and hey, your nails look way better than mine 🙂

  16. Gaylynn

    What a neat technique. I like the tag and blend of colors. 🙂

  17. Lucy E.

    Lovely card! Great combo for the sketch and the colors 🙂

  18. McStamper

    Thanks for the info on your technique. Looks great.

  19. Jennifer Mitten

    Pretty card, love that zigzag effect and the watercolor resist!

  20. Melinda Wilson

    I love your card and it’s been a long time since I’ve completed any type of “resist” type coloring LOL!!

  21. Kris B

    Your card is very pretty with the soft watercolors! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  22. Amanda D.

    Beautiful card! Loving the color combo!

  23. Pat K

    Love the watercolor pencil resist technique on the tag. Your card is lovely!

  24. Donna Mack

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE this card and technique!!

  25. Jo Schlanker

    So, so cute … thanks for sharing!!

    Jo xx

  26. shartl

    Love this sweet tag with the watercolor pencil resist! Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. Teresa Godines #6857

    Great card. Love the colors of the tag. TFS

  28. julie

    great details…beautiful

  29. Emily Hauschild

    Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Lindsey

    Eek! Your tag is amazing!!! Love the whole card.

  31. Jackie Rockwell

    I love this technique! I haven’t used in a long while. After seeing your card and your video it makes me want to try it again. Really pretty card Lisa!

  32. Jessi

    I can’t believe this is your first try at emboss resist! I bet you’ll be doing it again 🙂 Gorgeous!!

  33. Savannah O'Gwynn

    OHHHHHHHHH! This is gorgeous, Lisa! I LOOOOOOOVE the use of emboss resist and watercoloring! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Bookmarking your video– can’t wait to try this! <3

Your comments really make my day, thank you!