My card today uses the What I Love Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This is a great stamp set that you can use to make simple cards, like the one I showed you on Tuesday, or a more difficult one like my card today.
My card today uses a stamping and spritzing technique that makes the card look watercolored. Yet, you don’t have to lift a brush!
First, let me start with my color combination. I put a lot of thought into the colors I choose for each project. Today, I was going for a beautiful, elegant look. Therefore, I choose soft, analogous colors.
The What I Love stamp set includes a three-step flower: 1) an outline flower stamp, 2) a background flower stamp, and 3) a petal detail flower stamp. They were created to stamp on top of each other, but I didn’t use them that way for this project.
Instead, I used the background flower stamp to add color for the spritzing / watercoloring technique, and then I used the outline flower stamp (as well as the leaf stamp) to add details later. I started out by stamping the background flower stamp numerous times on watercolor paper using Lost Lagoon ink. Afterwards, I spritzed the whole paper with clear water and let it run. After the paper dried, I did the same thing with Pool Party ink.
After that dried, I stamped the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and spritzed those as well.
The trick to this technique is to dry the paper between each color. You can use a Heat Tool to hurry things along if you’d like.
After the paper dried, I added outline flower stamps using Lost Lagoon ink and leaves using both Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz ink. I also added a few Lost Lagoon splatters using the Timeless Textures stamp set.
Prior to adding the embossing, I rubbed the entire paper with an Embossing Buddy. This is a super important step! The Embossing Buddy removes the static from all the previously stamped images so the embossing powder will not stick to them. Afterwards, I stamped the background flower stamp with White Craft ink and embossed it in white.
As a final touch, I added a sentiment from the Greatest Greetings stamp set and some pretty Metallics Sequins.
Tip: When adding sequins to your project, place a glue dot down on the paper first. The sequin fits on top perfectly!
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