Friday, June 14, 2013

6/14 Wildflower Meadow Wet Watercolor Technique Card ~ One Layer Wonder

Good Afternoon Friends! 

I told ya that I love this set!!  I can't seem to put it down!  This card is so simple to make, but it really looks like a water colored work of art, does it not? 

 This card uses the wet watercolor technique with Stampin Up Markers, watercolor paper, 4 markers, a water bottle for spritzing water, some self adhesive pearls and some Island Indigo Bakers Twine! 
To make this card:

  1. Start with a piece of Stampin Up Water color paper and cut it down to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
  2. Score and fold your cardstock at 4 1/4"
  3. Start with the lightest color marker and begin inking your background image, first Daffodil Delight, Then, add Tangerine Tango, and do Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler at the end.  (if you start with the darkest color first your yellow marker could turn a funky color).  This step takes a few minutes, but don't worry the rest goes quick.  
  4.  Using a waterbottle with a spritzer on it, evenly spray the stamp with ordinary water until you've covered the whole thing.  I used a stamp cleaner bottle and sprayed 5 times before I covered the whole thing.  I thought it looked too wet! 
  5.  Lay the folded cardstock down on the stamp (don't forget to figure out which side of your card is supposed to open, just sayin')
  6. Lay a piece of computer paper over the top and smooth flat so you get all the color evenly distributed.  
  7. Lift the papers off the stamp and wait a few minutes to dry.
  8. Once your one layer card is dry, add the self adhesive pearls and Bakers twine to your taste and you're ready to write your card out to someone!
Again!  I love how simple it is to make a quick card that packs a WOW with this Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp .  Woot woot!!

Looking for the bundle with the embossing folder? The wood mount is $21.95 and the clear mount is $18.50. It's a bargain for sure!

I hope you are loving your summer.  It's raining here today, a perfect day for scrapbooking!!  It's a great day to stay inside and the weekend is supposed to be beautiful!  I can't wait to get outside over the weekend.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  If you are planning to join us for the Card Making night to benefit the St. Michael Church in Lowell, today is the last day to sign up!!  Want a packet of cards instead?  Email me for details and I'll mail you a packet!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Selene Kempton


Anonymous said...

Love the watercolor look. Great card nice colors.