I really enjoy trying new techniques in creating handmade cards, so when I saw a tutorial done by Jill Foster for Penny Black featuring water coloring combined with stamping to create these mini watercolor creations with a clean and simple white on white background, I couldn’t wait to make one.
The technique includes masking off watercolor paper to create the “frame” and then watercoloring the background. I used some golds and greens from my Sakura Koi Water Color Pocket Field Sketch Box (actually the only watercolors I own right now). After drying, I stamped the flowers on using StampinUp’s Painted Petals stamp set by coloring them with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow and then gently spritzing the stamp with water to loosen the look before stamping.
I then used those same marker colors and added a little water to them in my watercolor tray to randomly tap splatters all over from a paint brush. The last step involved using a Penny Black Footnotes stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in “tea dye,” which I smudged for the vintage imperfect look before stamping on the top edge and corner.
Once dry, I simply removed the masking tape (blue painter’s low-tack tape is easier to remove and less likely to lift the paper too), put some dimensional adhesive tape on the back and adhered to a white card base.
I loved this technique and plan to try it with other colors and stamps, and I can’t wait to share this card with somebody special.
Wishing you a wonderful day and week. Spend some time doing things you enjoy with people you love.
Cheers & Hugs,
I won! Thanks to the CYCI Designer Team for the great honor!