Hi card making friends, my share today is a New watercolor lifting technique – or my take on it, haha….I saw it first over at Splitcoast Stampers on Aug 3, it was their technique for the week and I decided to play with it.
and of course I had to take another run at the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, that is available for August only while supplies last. I just can’t believe how versatile this stamp set is.
So, today, I made a Christmas card with it – super fast and easy with a BIG pop of color:
Sandi’s Tips and Tricks:
- I cut a piece of watercolor paper 2 x 4
- Pick 3 Stampin Write Markers that go well together, I am using Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay.
- Starting at the top, color back and forth 1/3 the way down the paper with the dark marker, the next 3rd with the medium marker and the last 3rd with the light marker.
- Use your Aqua Painter to blend the color and hopefully remove the lines. TIP – the really dark colors like Night of Navy take some extra work to get those lines out of there.
- When the piece is dry, overstamp with the tree from Thoughtful Branches, and then the leaves. I used Dapper Denim Ink for this step.
- Again when the ink is dry, use VersaMark Ink to stamp the star and Bird. Cover with Gold Embossing Powder, shake off the excess and heat set.
- Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to attach the art piece to the Gold Foil Mat and then to the card base.
- The card front is also embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder for a pretty “snowy” background – Not that I really want to think about snow in August, but hey, I have my Christmas cards started haha..
Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you enjoyed the projects.