Watercolour Block Stamping with Oh So Eclectic

Today’s card uses one of my favourite bundles from the Annual Catalogue. Did you know that when you see items bundled together in Stampin’ Up!’s catalogues you save 10%! Awesome… This particular bundle includes the gorgeous Oh So Eclectic Stamp set and its coordinating Eclectic Layers thinlits.

Watercolour Block Stamping technique using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

There is of course a technique at work here…. and as a bit of a sucker for all things watercolour, I couldn’t pass an opportunity to get messy with ink and card stock! The panel on this card is coloured using the Watercolour Block Stamping technique. This is so fun! Here I have selected a ‘C’ sized clear block, and coloured the surface with Stampin’ Write markers in Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. Then I spritzed LOTS of water onto it so the ink formed larger droplets, and became almost to the point of running off the block! Here is where things could go a little wrong, as it takes a quick hand to turn the block over and place it onto a sheet of Watercolour Paper….. and then you need patience, because you need to leave it! Let the ink soak into the paper, the longer you leave it, the more intense the colour.

Oh So Eclectic Card using Stampin' Up! products

I left my Watercolour Block while I stamped the rest of the card…. The sentiment is heat embossed in White onto Basic Black card stock and then cut apart… and that flower is die cut from Lemon Lime Twist using the dies in the bundle.

Once the watercolour had been left to soak for about 10 minutes, I removed the block and finished the drying process with my heat tool. Then I trimmed the panel to leave a boarder around the watercolour.

The card is finished with some dots of glitter and a couple of loops of Gold Metallic Thread.

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