2 Easy to Watercolor Mushroom Cards + Video

Sharing 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Hello, Friends! The brand new August 2022 Unity Stamp Company sentiment kit is now available and it’s quite lovely. Say hello to Never Stop Growing. If you love nature images and mushrooms this kit is for you!!! It is all about easy watercoloring anyone can do and pattern paper for today’s set of cards.

Oopsie Alert: Sometimes things just do not go to plan. Well, for me it is almost expected! I had a bit of a mishap with one of the cards and had to come up with a solution to keep on keeping on. Can you tell which card had the mishap? I bet not… you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

Sharing 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Featured Stamp Sets

Never Stop Growing
Never Stop Growing

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Sending a Happy Hello
Sending a Happy Hello

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Sharing 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

There is just something about mushrooms. I avoided them like the plague growing up. If my mom even dared to make the Thanksgiving green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup, I’d have a meltdown. I don’t think I even allowed it in the pantry for fear of someone trying to sneak cream of mushroom soup into something. Now, I love them. In all their forms and uses.

I’m feeling fallish (or maybe dreaming of fall in this 110+ heat) and went with a mushroom theme for this month’s sentiment kit. I’ve always wanted a mushroom kit, so it finally happened and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Scrapbook.com Fest 2022 a FREE event with card making and scrapbooking tutorials, techniques and inspiration from big names in the industry. http://shrsl.com/3n1hl

Assemble This! Video

I hope you’ll check out the video for all the details on how easy it is to watercolor with just 3 ink colors and the assembly of these cards. PLUS, I have a big OOPSIE and how I recovered.
Watch here or in HD on Youtube.


The Cards

Sharing a 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Have you ever googled mushrooms? Most are shades of brown and tan and then there are the COLORFUL ones. Nature is so amazing. For my set of cards, I decided to let my pattern paper lead me in the direction of my mushroom colors. I picked out the patterns I liked and then selected 3 Distress ink colors to match: Evergreen Bough, Fossilized Amber, and Fired Brick.

Technique Tip: You can watercolor with any water-reactive dye ink! My go-to brands are Gina K and Distress Inks but there are lots of beautiful brands of ink out there you can watercolor with. Just test them out on a scratch piece of watercolor paper.

Card #1: A Masculine Birthday Card

Sharing a 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

While this stamp set does not contain a birthday sentiment, many of Unity sentiment kits do. Don’t forget you can always mix and match sentiments from any of the kits. Lots of times I like to plan how the sentiment kits could be used with each other as I’m designing them. I have lots of combination secrets hidden in the kits that my brain thinks up.

Both of these designs are great for a masculine card. The colors and patterns are not too “girly”. Even though there is a bow, I don’t think men hate bows. The burlap string is rustic and creates a great texture that compliments the nature feeling of the card.

Sharing 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Design Tip: Take a tiny sentiment and repeat stamp over your image. It adds a collage-type feel and can customize any image for the occasion you want it to be.

Card #2: Choosing a Different Path

Sharing a 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

This sentiment “Choosing a different path does not make you lost.” was the start of this kit and it is a great reminder that sometimes life leads you in a new direction. That does not mean a path doesn’t exist, you just might not know what it is yet.

Sharing 2 simple card ideas with easy watercoloring and 2 different layouts. The images are from the Never Stop Growing Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com with a video tutorial. #unitystampco #stamping #stamp #cardmaking #watercolor #timholtz #distressink #handmadecards #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardideas #mushrooms #growth #birthdaycards #masculinecard #malecards #guycard #birthday #cardinspiration #dies #diecutting #simplecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #dahlhousedesigns #unitystamps

Design tip: Pattern paper is so fun to play with… I’ve layered them in different shapes and sizes for both cards. Just by changing the layout, you get a completely different feel to the card using the same supplies.

Bonus Tip: Go crazy with your mushroom colors! Who says they have to be brown or tan? They can be purple, blue or pink! What I love about the crafty world is that you can allow nature to lead you or make your own decision on what color your mushrooms should be in your world.


CRAFTY NEWS – FREE EVENT

I’m super excited about this FREE EVENT! Mark your calendars for September 16th and 17th, Scrapbook.com Fest 2022 is coming! You don’t even have to be there on those days – but it will be fun to participate live. The tutorials will still be around to watch as a replay.

Scrapbook.com Fest 2022 a FREE event with card making and scrapbooking tutorials, techniques and inspiration from big names in the industry. http://shrsl.com/3n1hl

Get ready for a virtual two-day all-encompassing paper crafting event packed with card-making and scrapbooking tutorials, techniques, and so much inspiration hosted by Scrapbook.com! Join some of your favorite crafty instructors like Simon Hurley, Vicki Boutin, Ali Edwards, and so many more! During the event, you will have the opportunity to chat along with the instructors and fellow crafters, plus enter giveaways that pop up!

Thanks for joining me today. I hope today’s project inspires you. If you create something, tag me – @dahlhousedesigns – on social media because I’d love to see it. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your Unity creations. It is such a fun and loving group of creators.

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. I greatly appreciate the support if you are inspired to shop using my links. Unity Stamp Company usually has a new sale almost EVERY week. Check the website for details & freebies. Stamp sets go on and off sale all the time. Just add the stamp set to your wishlist, if not on sale this week, so you get a great deal.

Note: The patterned paper I used is discontinued. I put some *substitute* options on the supply list. I’m only linking to paper companies I have used in the past and am familiar with their quality.

Never Stop Growing
Never Stop Growing

USC
Sending a Happy Hello
Sending a Happy Hello

USC
Ornate Banner Die
Ornate Banner Die

OTH
Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
Diagonal Stitched Rectangles

SB
Neenah Desert Storm 80lb
Neenah Desert Storm 80lb

AMZ
Harvest *substitute*
Harvest *substitute*

SB
Fall Fever *substitute*
Fall Fever *substitute*

SB
Distress Ink Set #4
Distress Ink Set #4

SB
Distress Ink Set #2
Distress Ink Set #2

SB
Distress Ink Set #13
Distress Ink Set #13

SB
VersaFine Onyx Black
VersaFine Onyx Black

SB
Fabriano Watercolor
Fabriano Watercolor

AMZ
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

SB
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

SB
Cutter Bee Scissors
Cutter Bee Scissors

SB
MISTI - Mini
MISTI – Mini

SB
MISTI - Original
MISTI – Original

SB
Foam Roll - 2 Inch
Foam Roll – 2 Inch

SB
Foam Roll Combo Pack
Foam Roll Combo Pack

SB
Big Shot
Big Shot

SB
Stamping Tool
Stamping Tool

SB
Pixie Tape
Pixie Tape

SB | OTH
Glue Bottle
Glue Bottle

SB
Jewel Picker
Jewel Picker

SB
Rhinestone Pencil
Rhinestone Pencil

AMZ
Reverse Tweezers
Reverse Tweezers

SB
clear droplets
clear droplets

SB
Natural Burlap String
Natural Burlap String

USC | AMZ
Paint Brush Set
Paint Brush Set

AMZ
round block
round block

USC

2 Comments

  1. lostinpaper

    Love your cards Lisa! I just tried clicking on the ‘button’ and it didn’t take me to the Event. Thanks Tx

    1. Lisa Arana

      Grrr, technology!!! I updated the silly button. Thank you so very much my friend!

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