I’ve been itching to try out a new technique called watercolor stamping. Basically, you ink up your stamps with a watercolor, add some moisture, then stamp. It took me a couple of tries before I got it right, but I love the result.
Each element of this one layer card was stamped in two steps: first, I took my Distress Marker directly to the clear Wplus9 stamps, then added a tiny bit of water with a brush, then stamped. I could not get this to work when taking the stamp to the Distress Ink pad, probably because the ink was too runny and moist by itself already and then I only got a blob of color without any defined edges.
So, the background of the roses, the yellow pairs of flowers and the background of the leaves are all done the same: marker to the stamp, adding a drop of water, stamping.
In the second step, I took the next image (petals for the roses, vines for the leaves, and central points for the yellow flowers) and either used my Distress ink pad or again distress markers, depending on which color I needed. This time, I did not add any water to the stamp before pressing it down, resulting in a much more defined stamped image.
And finally, I created the banner which went on top of the card by simply cutting three pieces of card stock, silver embossing the sentiment and adding faux stitching with my silver gel pen. I also added some splashes of gold mist by taking the bottle directly to card and dropping the gold onto it. So happy I didn’t mess up that last step hehe
I love this technique and I’m looking forward to creating an entire note card set with the Wplus9 stamp set. Loooooove it 🙂
I’ll be entering the card into the following challenges: CAS(E) this Sketch #71 because I pretty much exactly stamped out the sketch 🙂 ; Addicted to Stamps and More #89 CAS because, well, this is pretty much CAS; Make The Day Special “Anything Goes” because guess where I got the stamp set from 😉
Update April 11: Woot, my card was selected as an Honourable Addict for the ATSM challenge, yay!
Update April 22: And my card made it into the CAS(e) this sketch Favorites, too!