Thursday, April 17, 2014

A watercolor effect card...

This week's card was inspired by Easter egg dying! I received these adorable Tim Holtz mini Distress inks from Vanessa, and I immediately thought about our egg dying adventures! Here are the products I used:

Avery Elle Oh Happy Day Stamp Set, Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, and Tim Holtz mini Distress Inks set #1!
I have been wanting to try one of Jennifer McGuire's technique she calls "ink bleed" for a while, and I thought this stamp set would work great!  I started by taping down the watercolor paper to a piece of chipboard.
Then I randomly stamped out the small flower (overlapping some) with picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed. I made sure to leave a space for the sentiment.
 Using peacock feathers, I stamped the pair of leaves making sure to overlap some of them.
Next, I used a paint brush to flick water onto the stamped images. I also dabbed a few areas with water.
The water does not react right away, but after a few moments and a little use of a heat gun you will see the reaction! It has a beautiful watercolor effect!!!!
Can I just tell you how GORGEOUS this gold ink is?! It stamps beautifully and has a glimmer like no other!
Here you can see the watercolor effect!
 I stamped the sentiment and the little asterisk using the Delicata ink.
I cut a piece of paper that matched picked raspberry and added a strip to the left side of the card.

 Then I cut a 1/4 of an inch off of the card front and added it to the top of the card.
Here's the finished card! I REALLY wish you could see the gorgeous shimmer of gold that this ink has!
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  1. I just lovveeee this so much!!! <3 I need to try more techniques and also open the ink pads I keep piling up here. ;) haha

    1. Um, YES, Yes you do!!! Let's FaceTime and ink together!!! ;)

  2. i think your watercolor card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! and i really LOOOOOOOOOOVE the way you show the whole process of your card!! seriously - so cool!! love your idea of using ink pads to water color! just genius!

    1. Thanks, Samantha! You're so sweet!! I love this technique from Jennifer McGuire!! I must make more!!! ;) Now, I just need to get the other mini inks!!!