Friday, April 28, 2017

Stamp, pearlescent watercolors, and another card.

It was requested that I make an upbeat thinking of you type card for someone who has been feeling down. So, I tried to make a colorful card that wasn't too over the top.

I started with the background stamp called dots and daisies by Stampin Up. It is another one of my favorite stamps that I recently received from my friend.

I inked up the stamp using Staz-On because it is a solvent based ink and I wanted to prevent the watercolors from making the ink run. I found the best way to stamp large stamps is to lay the card on the stamp and press the card onto the stamp. It seems a little backwards, but this way I know I won't miss a part of the card.

After stamping.

Next, I used some pearlescent watercolor to color in the daisies. I also stamped a heart using Staz-On and watercolored the image as well to use on the inside of the card.

Just a little heart embellishment.

I let it sit overnight while the paint dried. If you are in a rush, you can use a heat gun to speed up the process. Just be careful, sometimes using a heat gun causes the watercolors to have a different effect than drying naturally.

This is the card after drying overnight. I am quite happy with the result.

Now, it's time to put everything together. I hand cut out the heart and the backing and attached it to the card. Then I stamped my sentiment on the inside.

I kept the inside simple while leaving some room for a signature.

Finally, don't forget the envelope. I thought a couple hearts would be simple and I used some copic markers to keep drying times fast.

Almost awesome. Stupid glob of yellow.

Everything is complete. A rather simple, colorful, but thoughtful card. I like how it turned out. I am working on going outside of my comfort zone and watercolors are definitely a bit scary for me.

Stamps used:
Simply said - Stampin Up
Dots and Daisies - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Recollections (I think that is the Michael's Craft store brand)

Ink used:
Staz-On - Black

Thanks for reading. I wasn't completely happy with how this turned out, but I thought I would show people to hopefully inspire something way more awesome.

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