The Crafty Collaborations Team is comprised of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. Each month we participate in several collaborative projects, including Blog Hops, like this one, to inspire all of us in our passion for crafting. Our goal is to create, share, and inspire every crafter to keep our creative energy flowing.
This month’s Technique Tuesday blog hop features watercoloring techniques. Thank you for joining me to learn about the EASIEST WATERCOLOR CARDS you’ve ever made!
Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and a pop of black make a stunning cards. The background which I lovingly refer to as “blobs” is so easy to make. I know you are going to want to try this. Let me warn you: It’s addictive. Cut lots of water color paper and have plenty of room available to spread your backgrounds out to dry!
- Cut a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper in half so it measures 3 1/2″ x 5″.
- While working on a waterproof surface, press a block into a Tahitian Tide ink pad or drop a few drops of reinker onto your block. Spritz the block with water.
- Use a water painter and a lot of water mixed with your ink to paint blobs onto the water color paper. Try to vary the size and shape of the blobs. Variation in color can also add interest. Continue until your paper is full of blobs.
- Dry the watercolor background with your heat tool or let dry for several hours.
- Use Stazon ink and the double leaf from the Happiness Abounds stamp set (retiring on May 1 or sooner) to randomly stamp leaves all over the background. Rotate the leaf so that some are upside down or sideways. Stamp right off the paper as well.
- Use Tear & Tape to adhere the water color background to a Basic Black mat cut 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.
- Adhere this to the front a Parakeet Party card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
- Use the Double Oval Punch to punch a scalloped oval from a scrap of Basic Black card stock. Cut a smaller oval from a scrap of Tahitian Tide card stock. Stamp Hello from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set on the Tahitian Tide oval with Memento ink.
- Adhere the ovals together and then adhere to the front with dimensionals.
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Here are two more examples of the watercolor blob background using a different stamp set. On the left the background is made with Polished Pink ink (retiring on May 1 or sooner) and the Soft Succulent stamp set (retiring on May 1 or sooner) was stamped onto the background. The card on the left used Tahitian Tide and was stamped with grass from the Oceanfront stamp set. Which card is your favorite? I’d love if you’d leave me a comment and let me know.
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