Hello again! What a whirlwind start to 2017! I feel like I haven’t stopped to catch a breath, but it’s been awhile since my last post, so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do ;)
For my first class back for the year, we played with the new Watercolor Pencils, as featured in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. We used both Aqua Painters and Blender Pens to achieve some very different looks.
For our first card, we started with a card base of Crumb Cake card. This was stamped with Crumb Cake ink using the floral image from Birthday Blooms. A piece of Watercolor Paper was stamped with the same floral image, using Archival Black ink. When watercolouring, I find Archival the best, non-smudge ink to use for outline stamping, as long as you give it plenty of time to dry – or you can speed it up with a Heat Tool. The flower image was then shaded in areas with the Watercolor Pencils, then we used Aqua Painters to the draw the colour up from the shadows, and blend it evenly.
A small piece of Basic Black card stock was stamped with a sentiment using Whisper White Craft Ink, and the card was finished off with sequins and rhinestones. Here is the finished card:For the second card, we used a card base of Basic Black, and used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender pens on the Inside The Lines paper, available as a Sale-A-Bration freebie with any order over $90. Being paper, you need to be gentle, and try not to work the paper too much, otherwise it will start to pill.
The front of the card was then finished off with a banner of Basic Black card, stamped with a sentiment using Versamark, and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Some sequins and rhinestones completed the card. Here is the finished card:
For the last card, we used a card base of Thick Whisper White card. On a circle of Watercolor Paper, we stamped the car image fromm Guy Greetings with Archival Black ink, and scribbled colour over the image. This was then given a wash of water using an Aqua Painter.
Some ribbon, sequin trim and light ink flicking using a Stampin’ Write Marker, finished off the card nicely. Here’s the finished card:
Thank you for popping in to catch up – there’s more to come soon! ‘Til next time x
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