Today’s card is a part of the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. The theme for April is watercoloring. I love coloring, but I particularly like to watercolor with a variety of mediums: watercolor pencils, chalks, Stampin’ Blends and colored pencils. But today, I am using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils! Stay with me to the end to see another variation of the same card. Below that, you will find a list of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who are, also, participating in the “HOP.” I hope you will click on their links, see their amazing projects and show them a little love by leaving a comment!
Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils With Irresistible Blooms
I chose to use a floral image from the Irresistible Blooms Stamp set. This set is an Online Exclusive only available on the Stampin’ Up! website. The Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils were perfect for coloring my image. I wanted to start with a dark color at the base of the image and be able to shade, as well as, change colors for blending. I stamped the image using Stazon Ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Next, using my watercolor pencils, I used Rich Razzleberry in the center of my flower shading darker to lighter to the middle of the petals. I followed this with Melon Mambo lightening the pressure on the watercolor pencil as I moved toward the edges of the image. Finally, I used a Water Painter with a slightly moistened tip to blend my colors.
My card base is Very Vanilla with a layer of Distressed Gold Designer Series Paper. The second layer is Rich Razzleberry dry embossed with the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder. The watercolor layer was wrapped with Vanilla and Gold Ribbon and adhered to the embossed layer. A Brushed Brass Butterfly was used to embellish the front.
Watercolored irresistible blooms inside
I kept the inside of the card simple, carrying through with a layer of Very Vanilla mounted on Rich Razzleberry. A 3/8″ strip of Distressed Gold Designer Series Paper was added to the lower edge of the Very Vanilla layer. I finished off with a sentiment.
Watch the video below for tips on using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. Further down in the post, you will find measurements, supplies and a downloadable PDF. Leave me a comment. I would love to hear which card you like best and your thoughts on watercoloring!
Here is a second card identical to the one above, except that I I added splatter to the card front by using a stamp in the Irresistible Blooms Stamp set with Rich Razzleberry.
- Very Vanilla
- 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (base)
- 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside layer 2)
- Rich Razzleberry
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (base layer 2)
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer 1)
- Distressed Gold Designer Series Paper
- 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (base layer 1)
- 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside strip)
- Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
- 3″ x 5 1/4″ (stamping/watercoloring)
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Now, I hope you will “HOP ON” to view more beautiful projects by amazing Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!
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