Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
It is Thursday and it’s a good day (because it’s my Friday!) I have off of my other job Friday, Saturday and Sunday! I have a Stampin’ Club on Saturday morning and then Andrea’s Stampin’ Party that afternoon and I’m so excited to share my love of stamping with them.
Today I’m going to share my card that I created using the “Watercolor Lifting” technique that I shared via video with you yesterday. I’m going to share a couple extra pictures to show you how I did it … This is my first card with this technique!!
Let’s begin with the preparation … I started with Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant Ink Pads. I used the Shimmery White cardstock because I thought it would emboss better than the watercolor paper (because my design on the stamp set was very fine) and my Aqua painter!
You will notice that I pushed my pads together to get some ink in the lids … if you don’t like this method, you could put a few drops of re-inker in the lid or another container. Either way … I generally clean out the cover before storing them.
Grab your Aqua Painter and lets have some fun! This is so easy and looks so cool …
I put some notes on my pictures as well … in case you would like to print them out and make a tutorial. I held the sides down with a little washi tape.
I made sure to Aqua Painter had plenty of water and the tip was wet, then I picked up my first color (Melon Mambo) and began brushing it across my cardstock. When I started my second color, I went over the first color a little so it blended nicely.
Once you get it to look the way you want (I like it a little on the dark side, remember … you will be removing some of this color). Make sure your cardstock is totally dried. You do not want any moisture, the embossing powder will stick and you will have a mess!
Once DRY … rub your embossing buddy across the cardstock so you don’t get any flecks of additional powder on your project…. this is just a good habit to get into if your love to emboss. I used VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder (don’t over heat).
Now that your embossing is done … you’re ready for the Watercolor Lift! Take your Aqua Painter and spread a layer of water over your project … use a paper towel to begin “LIFTING” the color back up ….
What you will get is pretty pops of color where you embossed with a beautiful watercolor background! I love this technique and it is so easy to do. This was my very first time doing it and here is my card …
I wanted to highlight the beautiful technique on this card so it is the focal point and I popped some black behind it so it really stands out on the card.
I used the floral pattern from the “Wood Words” stamp set on page 159 of our Annual catalog and I just stamped it all over the cardstock. The greeting comes from the “Picture Perfect Birthday” stamp set which is on page 5 of our Occasions Catalog.
I know there was a lot to read through today but I hope you understand the steps to create your own Watercolor Lift Cards.
Just think … you can do this is any color combination, including a rainbow!! Why not have some fun, pick your favorite colors and give it a try!
Thank you so much for coming back today to check out my card.
Have a great Thursday … and I hope it feels like a Friday for you too.
See you tomorrow ~
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