Using a dumb down version of a water coloring technique along with the VIVID VASES set from Stampin’ Up! makes for an amazingly simple and beautiful card. I want to share with you how simple it is to put together a card like this with a VERY simple technique. Combining color blocking with the water color technique really does sum up this card.
I added some texture using the embossing folders for the solid layers for the card. I took one from the new OCCASIONS CATALOG called ARROWS EMBOSSING FOLDER and one from the SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE called DECORATIVE DOTS. And of course what project of mine would be complete without a little bling?? It wouldn’t, so I added some colored rhinestones for good measure!
I just love the gradation that the images have, and to create this card I decided to get the assistance from a few challenges. I used the sketch from Stampin’ Celebration
I couldn’t stop there… with SO many color selections to choose from I always need a little direction. I always go to a color challenge and it speeds up the creative process a TON!! no wasted time here!!
Then I was ready to test the waters with this little technique, and it’s SUPER simple!!
There are only a few steps to creating this cool look, and I would have created a video BUT I simply ran out of time yesterday and I promise I will do one soon. Oh and before I forget AGAIN…. CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS WEEKS “WEEKLY DEALS”!!
The tools you need to create this technique:
- Water color card stock
- Black Staz-on ink pad
- Aqua Painter, with water
- Classic Ink Pads & Markers
- Stamp set (line or solid images acceptable)
Steps to create this technique:
- Cut your Watercolor paper to the size you want.
- Stamp your image (line images work better, but any image works) using Black staz-on ink. If you use classic ink for the image your ink will run as soon as it gets wet.
- Get your Aqua painter wet by gently squeezing the handle, then run the brush tip over the classic ink pad of the color you are using to saturate the brush tip with color.
- Then rub the brush tip over the image you desire, the more variation in depth of the color the better. you want lighter and darker areas of saturation of color throughout your image.
- Then once the colored areas are almost dry, take the same color marker and shade up one side- this will give you the darker shade that coordinates with the water color effect.
There you go, as simple as that. You NEED to try this for yourself, it is SO easy and FUN!! And the end result is seriously AWESOME!! I am thinking that this will be a version of my THANK YOU CARDS FOR ONLINE ORDERS this month… I LOVE this card!!
Create a card that gives the illusion of difficulty by trying this watercolor technique and incorporate a few challenges to assist in the process, don’t forget to grab the Stampin’ Up! tools you need from MY ONLINE STORE as well!!