Hey guys, Jung here with you today with a holiday card featuring the Holiday Boughs stamp set from Wplus9.
I wanted a sort of watercolor look for this card, so I used some watercolor paper, Tim Holtz distress inks and a spray bottle filled with water. (The distress ink colors I used were ripe persimmons, pine needles, evergreen bough, and mowed lawn.)
First, I patted/bounced some ink onto the stamp (I like to use mini ink pads for this technique); On some of the images, I used two different ink colors on the same stamp for some added depth. Then, before stamping, I gave my inked up image one quick spray with the water bottle from at least 10 inches away, leaving a fine mist of water. I stamped the image on the water color paper, leaving a watercolor look. A little tip: it's better not to get the stamp oversaturated with water, or you'll just end up with a blob of color. I suggest you practice on a scrap piece of paper until you're comfortable with this technique. Before inking up again, I wiped the ink and water off completely. For the sentiment, I used Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. I popped up the watercolor piece with some foam tape onto a piece of red scalloped paper. I used the red paper from Basic Grey's Juniper Berry 6x6 paper pad, and the scalloped die from Avery Elle's sweet scallops elle-ments die set.
That's it for me! Don't forget to stop by the shop, and I hope you'll give this watercolor technique a try! Happy Wednesday!