Watercolor Technique Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you, a beautiful “Watercolor Technique” that I teamed up with 2 of the spectacular products from our “Weekly Deals”.  I say that because I love both of these items … the “Flower Garden Texture Impressions Folder” and the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding.

Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583
Regular Price: $6.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.21 US
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

I began with the “Shimmery White” cardstock… it works very well for this technique.  The Whisper White does not work, it absorbs the water too quickly.  You will also need re-inkers, paint brush and a spritzer.

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I ran the Shimmery White cardstock through the Bigshot using the Flower Garden Embossing Folder… then spritz!  Don’t over saturate your paper… remember, less is more.  You can always add more water.

I squeezed a few drops of ink out of the re-inker into something plastic, then dipped my Aqua Painter tip into the ink and “dotted” it into the flower.  The ink spreads quickly!

You can use a paint brush if you do not have a Aqua Painter yet, they work nice because you can add a bit of water when using them.

I did the flowers first, as the water absorbs into the cardstock, I added more ink to the area’s I wanted darker.  I did the green last … then spritzed a bit more to add to the watercolor look.

It may take a try or two the get the look your want, just keep in mind that “less is more” … too much spritzing with water could muddy your card.

You must let it dry, and I suggest using “Sticky Strip” as your adhesive because it will hold the card much better.  Because the cardstock is warped from the water, it has a tendency to pull away from your base card when using regular adhesive.

I added the Daffodil Delight seam binding to balance the card, and topped it off with a greeting from the “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set, which anchors the card.

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It’s hard to see the “shimmer” from the photograph but it is stunning!  I really love working with this paper.  Hope you enjoyed today’s technique / card share.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have an wonderful day ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

101910

$7.95

 Shimmery White Cardstock

126185

$2.95

 Stampin’ Spritzer (2)

103954

$16.95

 Aqua Painters (2)

123113

$5.96

 Flower Garden Impressions Folder (ON SALE)

125583

$5.21

 Daffodil Seam Binding (ON SALE)

119851

$16.95

 Curly Label Punch

104294

$6.95

 Sticky Strip

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  THANK YOU!

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