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I have created a series of cards for our hop today, all using the Painted Petals Stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. This set is great as it allows us to create cards that make us look like watercolour masters – just using stamps!
This first card uses the Painted Petals to repeat stamp. The focal image is stamped in Blackberry Bliss, with Pear Pizzazz leaves. The others are stamped in Wisteria Wonder, in a random pattern across the cardstock. I love the simplicity of this card. The ‘Thank you’ is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch, and layered onto a Blackberry Bliss 1 3/8″ circle.
This card uses the 2014-2016 In Colours – Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. First the flowers were stamped onto the cardstock, then, instead of cleaning off the stamp (like I would normally do) I misted the stamp generously with water, and stamped again over the first stamped image to create a softer watercolour look.
These cards though are the main reason for this post! I watched the live streams of a recent Stampin’ Up! event in Florida, and the fabulous Shelli Gardener demonstrating this technique – and I fell in love! I have made a video tutorial of this technique, but it really is quite simple – Stamp your image onto Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper, I think a juicy ink pad works best for this, and I would also suggest using a dark / rich colour too – and then spritz it with water, allowing the water to move the ink – dry with your heat tool.
I had to try it in one of my favourite colours – Lost Lagoon – but I have to say, I think the Blackberry Bliss version worked better, it still made a really pretty card.
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