Hello and welcome. I am excited about this new technique I learned at Altenew Academy! I love ink blending but had never done \”faux watercoloring\” like this. This is my homework assignment for lesson #5 and I was very inspired by our instructor, Amy Lee, and the process she walked us through.
This card has two firsts for me….ink blending on watercolor paper and faux watercoloring over ink blending. I personally had never considered ink blending on watercolor paper as it is rough, but it worked beautifully!
I started by heat embossing 8 images from Altenew\’s Smile More stamp set. I then inkblended yellow, pink, yellow green and blue over the embossing. Next, I dabbed 6 colors of dye ink on my glass media mat. When my palette was ready, I very lightly spritzed the lower inked panel with water. With a largish brush, I added contrast using very loose watercoloring (wet on wet). I dried the panel with my heat gun and then added more random color variation using the wet on dry technique. In total, I used 10 different colors of dye ink to complete my watercoloring. Last, I very lightly added some blue paint splatters. The watercolor paper warped slightly so I flattened it inside a heavy book.
I finished the card by stamping a large sentiment, mounted on a card base using craft foam for dimension and then added five buttercream jewels. I will definitely use this technique again in the future.
Altenew Smile More Stamp Set
White Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
Picket Fence Studio Life Changing Brushes
Black Velvet Brushes (#8 for watercoloring and #2 for paint splatters)
Mini Spray Bottle
I made lots of beautiful ink blended backgrounds during this course, but this was my favorite card.
I am playing along at As You Like It \”Favorite Embellishment\” Challenge I used these buttercream jewels which are my most used embellishment. The color seems to go with everything I create.
UPDATE: I was so pleased to see my card selected as \”Top 3\” at the As You Like It Challenge.
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Hello and welcome to Watercooler Wednesday\’s All About Occasions Challenge. Dawn is our hostess this week.
I needed an Easter card so I challenged myself to use patterned paper with limited stamping. I chose bright cheery Lawn Fawn \”Perfectly Plaid\”. I used one pattern to cover an A2 card and then selected a second pattern to die-cut SSS\’s Plush Carrot. The carrot top is die cut from green embossed paper for some added texture. I think this would make a darling stuffed ornament, but I needed a card. Next, I embossed Rubbernecker\’s Three Line Frame on sherbet colored card stock. I assembled the card using craft foam and Gina K connect glue and then added Lily of the Valley Jewels from Little Things from Lucy.
I am entering this card in: The Paper Players Plaid or Checks Challenge
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I am going to a baby shower and the theme is giraffes.
My friend\’s daughter is having a little girl so I went with a pink and yellow color theme. SSS\’s Stacking animals is one of my favorite stamps sets and the giraffe always makes me smile.
I started by watercoloring a background panel with Rose Madder on Ranger Watercolor paper. I colored the silly giraffe with Copic RV04, Y00, Y06 and Y08 and then die cut.
My idea was to have the giraffe peeking out of a circle die cut window with the pink background. I stamped the Stamping Bella (Baby Carriage) sentiment added some Pretty Pink Posh jewels and paired with a bright pink envelop. This card came together very quickly.
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Looking forward to taking this card to the shower.
UPDATE: I was excited to learn that this card was selected as the CAS on Friday Winner! I will be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge.
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Today, Heidi sponsors Watercooler Wednesday\’s All About Occasions Challenge. My card is more about the season \”Spring\” although it is so versatile you could send this card for several different occasions.
I fell in love with this stamp set: Picket Fences Sweet Dear Friend. A while back, I did a similar CAS Card with TomBow markers and wanted to try a variation using Copic markers, a hand-inked border and some jewels.
I stamped the girls and sentiment in a row using Gina K Amalgam ink on XPress It paper and then colored with Copic markers in Springy colors. I then framed the images with a scored border. Next, I wanted an inked accent border so used YG 25 to create a second band. I adhered the XPress It top and inked accent border to a light green A4 card base. I then added three Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels and called the card done.
|Copic colors: V04, V17, B02, B24, YG01, YG03, Y08, Y35, RV02. E00 (skin). Y00, YR31 &E50 for hair.
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I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
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