Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Deepest Sympathy

Hello friends! Today I am sharing an easy card using the watercolor stamping technique. This is the kind of card you want to make multiples of because they go together so fast and make great gifts too.

For this card, I used a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, canson xl mixed media paper, paintbrush (for the splatters) and Kaleidacolor ink pad. I used a Late November Kaleidacolor ink pad I have had in my collection for years. If you do not have a Kaleidacolor ink pad you can use any coordinating single color ink pads. Just make sure to always ink up lightest to darkest color.

First, I inked up the gorgeous flower from Peony Cluster with my Kaleidacolor ink pad (outline stamps work best for this technique). Once I had the stamp inked up well I spritzed it with water*.  Then stamped it onto the paper, pressing firmly. You can use blocks or a stamping platform. Next, I smooshed my ink pad onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water and used a paintbrush to create the splatters.

Once it was dry, I stamped the words from Sentimental Mash-up with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. I trimmed the white and black panel for matting and attached to a marigold color card base. Finally, I wrapped the string around the card front twice (string shows on the inside), knotted and trimmed the ends letting them dangle down the side.

This technique is designed to give softer lines instead of crisp lines. Often, the ink will spread more giving a wonderful watercolor look to your card. You will never get the same look twice  and that is the beauty of it.

* The water is the tricky part, too little and it won't really work and too much and you have a big mess. I have done this technique before and I find that clear stamps require a little extra water.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

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