Thursday, March 17, 2022

Make a quick watercolor background


Hi there!  Today's card is a little different from my usual style, and I kinda love it.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Water Painters, the thick one, to create the watercolor wash background on Shimmery White Cardstock.  I chose Magenta Madness for this card base and the watercolor wash.  To keep the outline around the watercolor, I used 1/8" wide Post-it Tape to cover the edges and hold the card down while I used the water painter. 

The largest die from Potted Succulents Dies was used to cut the succulents out of Basic White Cardstock.  I used Paper Snips to trim away the parts I didn't want to keep.  Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I added Liquid Glue to the back of the flowers and adhered them to background piece. 

The small succulents were cut from Just Jade Cardstock and Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.  They were also adhered with Liquid Glue.  The sentiment piece was attached with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside I stamped a smallish succulent in Just Jade in the lower left corner.

This is the front of the envelope.  I always enjoy decorating my envelopes, and thought I would try something a little different.  I almost didn't share it, but then decided to go ahead and show you.  I love the watercolor wash on the card so much, I thought I would try it on the front of the envelope, also.  This time I used 1-inch Post-it Tape.  I goofed by starting with too much water on my Water Painter tip, so it didn't go great.  The edges leaked, as you can see, and the enveloped warped.  :(  I don't hate it, but I don't love it.  MAYBE I will try again in the future, making sure to keep my brush a bit drier.  I DID put a scrap of paper in the envelope before painting it, so the water didn't go through...that at least was a good move.  ;)  

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