Thanks for coming by today! I wanted to show you a fun technique for a pretty watercolor look!
First I started with a Strawberry Slush card base. Then, I cut a sheet of Watercolor Paper to fit and got my Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ready. I used the Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana Classic Stamp Pads and Aqua Painters filled with water to pick up the ink from the ink pad lids.
Tip: Just give the lid a little squeeze before you open up the ink pad and there will be a light spot of ink on the lid- this is what you will use to watercolor with! That way you don't get water directly on your ink pad! Use a paper towel to clean up any excess when you are all done!
I used the Aqua Painter to drop ink colours right on the embossing folder in the recessed side. I tried to fill the flowers with the Strawberry Slush and the leaves with Coastal Cabana but allowed the watery ink to run where it wanted to. Once I was satisfied the embossing folder was full enough of ink- it doesn't have to be perfect- I carefully placed the Watercolor Paper into the embossing folder and then ran it through the Big Shot.
I used the Celebrate Today stamp set for the sentiments. I stamped 'Happy' in Strawberry Slush and then the 'Birthday' in Tuxedo Black. Then I lined up the die from the Deco Labels Collection Framelits to match up to the top of the stamped sentiments, ran it through the Big Shot and then cut it in half! The matted layer behind it is the next size die cut from Coastal Cabana and embossed with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Those were both adhered together then added to the bottom of the Watercolor Paper layer.
Before adhering the Watercolor Paper layer to the card base, I added some ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (a Sale-A-Bration freebie!) and once it was all adhered together I added a strip of Pearl Basic Jewels to add a finishing touch!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
I will be back tomorrow with another cute card!
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