Different Take On Watercolor Technique

I think the thing I love most about the Watercolor Technique is how versatile it is, there really are SO many different ways to get the effect of watercolor and today I thought I would share a FUN twist on it for you.  I created this card with a simple sketch in mind, provided by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge- which was FUN!  Let me show you what I made,

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Simple and FUN twist on the Water Color Technique.

Here is the sketch that the entire design team is working with for this challenge, it’s super FUN and I decided to turn it on it’s side for a little variety.

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A sketch is like a road map for your card making.

Before I show you how I created this technique I have to show you how I JAZZED up the flowers for the VIVID VASES stamp, of course I whiped out my TINTED DAZZLING DETAILS and covered the flowers with them, they look like they have been covered in dew. How cute???  I also used the ENDLESS BIRTHDAYS set to create the sentiment for the card.

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A few simple tools created a FUN effect.

I also HAD to give the card front a little texture, because as you have learned before I can’t leave a card without embossing cause that’s just WRONG!  I also added a few of the most adorable mini flowers from the NEW ITTY BITTY ACCENTS PUNCH PACK.

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Little embellishments perfectly finish a sweet card.

So how’d I create this FAB focal image with watercolor? Huh?

So there are a few essential tools you will need: WATER COLOR PAPER, AQUA PEN, STAZON INK, and some CLASSIC INKS– that’s it.  Then once you have stamped your image onto your watercolor paper with the Stazon black ink you will want to press some classic ink color onto the lid of your case, and use the Aqua Painter to pick up the color.  I started with Strawberry Slush, then used Daffodil Delight and merged that into some Pool Party then faded that into some Perfect Plumb.  I tried to get them to run and blend together where they met, and this effect is great because there is no such thing as a correct or perfect result.

Then I picked up some color from the ink lid and colored around the outside of the image, then once the first lighter layer dried I came back and added a little more color closer to the outline of the image for some light variation in the image.  It really was super simple, YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT A TRY!!!  It really gives the appearance of the vases are POPPED up off the colored background, SUPER COOL!!

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Such a beautiful watercolor card, and it’s SO easy.

 So give it a go, play along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and you could be a selected WINNER, it’s so much FUN!!


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  1. What a beautiful effect the watercoloring has on the vase stamp! So glad you gave the instructions, because it does look like you fussy cut them but this way it’s so much easier! Great job!

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