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Watercolour Birthday

April 8, 2017

I decided to have a play with a colouring technique using Watercolour Paper.  I stamped the image from the You’ve Got This stamp set onto Watercolour Paper using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I then used my Aqua Painter to add water all over the embossed image.  You need a fair bit of water but only enough so that it pools inside the embossing.  I used the Aqua Painter to pick up ink from the lid of the Flirty Flamingo ink pad to add colour to the flower and Emerald Envy ink to add colour to the stem and leaves.  I also added a little Crushed Curry ink to the centre of the flower.  After you add the ink, you have to let it sit and dry.  Once the image was dry I cut it out.

I attached a piece of Party Animal Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Whisper White card and wrapped the top edge of the Designer Series Paper with Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.  The panel is attached to scored and folded Crumb Cake card.  I attached the image I had cut out to Whisper White card which is layered onto Crumb Cake card before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.  I tied a knot in a length of Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and attached it to the flower stem using a Glue Dot.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of the same Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card, once more wrapping the top edge of the paper with Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.  I stamped the greeting from the Balloon Adventures stamp set onto the Whisper White card using Emerald Envy ink.

I really love the effect this technique gives.  The ink pools and adds colour in varying depths.  I have a few more examples of this technique which I will share with you over the coming days.

I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2017 8:19 am

    Great ideas


  2. April 8, 2017 10:39 am

    Absolutely gorgeous Kris. I have just used this same set a number of times in the last week too


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      April 11, 2017 7:13 am

      It is a great set Vicky. Glad you like my card.


  3. mary permalink
    April 10, 2017 6:02 pm

    Hi Kris

    I just love this card, I am going to try it with a flower stamp I have.

    I want to do it over Easter. I don’t do colouring very well.

    Take care and a very happy Easter to you and yours

    Kind regards



    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      April 11, 2017 7:13 am

      Thank you Mary. Hope you have as much fun playing with this technique as I did.


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