*** This card was chosen as a Favorite of the Week on Splitcoast Stampers *** Happy me :0)
Have seen all over that the "watercolor technique" is back again on cards and projects. Saw a card done by Brenda K that I really liked and she said the card goes together quickly. . . but if you use the real watercolor technique you need drying time . . . so I thought I would give this a try.
She used a stamp set and ink that I do not have but I have enough other items that can substitute nicely. Here is my card:
For my card I used a base of Bermuda Bay --- cut and scored that and set it aside. Then cut a piece of green card stock for the piece behind the stamped white piece. Set that aside.
For the stamped piece I cut my white/GP card stock to the size I would need for the card front. Decided I would use Pool Party for the coloured ink on the card. Using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set I inked the stamp -- stamped it at the top left side of the white/GP piece -- then stamped it again below that -- and again below that. You only ink the stamp the one time and keep stamping it down the left side of the card stock below your other image -- I stamped it three times and each time is lighter than the other image. Here is a closer photo of the stamped side:
For the flower I used a stamp from Hampton Arts "Watercolor Daisy". Stamped that over the grunge stamped area on the left front of the white/GP piece. Used StazOn black ink for that.
The greeting is from the Express Yourself stamp set and the stamp I used is "always thinking of you" but I did not want the 'always' on my card so I just inked the "thinking of you" part of the stamp and stamped it on the lower right front of the white/GP piece. Set that aside.
Using a multi-butterfly punch from M Stewart I punched out my butterflies from scrap card stock. Added clear crystals from my stash to the center of the butterflies. Once those were done I put the card pieces together using the ATG and then added the two small butterflies to the card front using glue dots:
This card does go together quickly and is an easy way to add interest to the card front. And the stamp I used gives the front of the card a 'splatter' effect. TFL and YOLO