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Wet Watercolouring

March 26, 2012

I created a large sheet of background paper when preparing for a recent Technique Class and had quite a bit left over.  So when I saw the challenge at Stamping 411 this week, I decided to use one of the pieces.

To create the background paper I sprayed Confetti Cream card stock with water and then stamped on the wet paper.  I used the images from the French Foliage stamp set and More Mustard, Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy inks.  When you stamp onto the wet paper the images bleed and take on a soft dreamy look.  You do have to be a little patient because you need to wait for this piece to dry before proceeding with your card.  I attached the stamped piece to More Mustard card stock and then to scored and folded Confetti Cream card stock.  I stamped “thinking of you” from the Three Little Words stamp set onto Confetti Cream card stock using Bravo Burgundy ink and punched it out using the Decorative Label punch.  I punched another Decorative Label from Bravo Burgundy card stock and attached it behind the greeting.  I trimmed the greeting piece so that I could attach it to the lower left hand side of the card front below the image panel.  I wrapped the whole card front using Old Olive 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and tied a knot.

Simple.  If you don’t believe me, give this technique a go or if you live nearby come join the technique class on 12th May.  There are more details on my Classes and Workshops page.

Bye for now, Kris.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl M. permalink
    March 26, 2012 11:47 am

    Beautiful card, Kris, and sounds like fun too. I wish I COULD attend your class but I will simply enjoy your handiwork online here in Western New York 🙂


  2. March 27, 2012 12:49 pm

    Beautiful card–color and technique. I’ll have to try this technique when I stamp next! TFS!


  3. libbydyson permalink
    March 27, 2012 6:49 pm

    This is an interesting technique – love the result too. TFS


  4. March 27, 2012 10:30 pm

    Woohoo! Awesome technique! I love what you did here.. Fantastic!


  5. March 29, 2012 6:00 am

    Wow! this is lovely and so soft with the lighter colors. I love it!


  6. March 30, 2012 7:13 pm

    Beautiful card, Kris, and great way to use this week’s wide-open sketch! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators. Blessings, Gretchen


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