Monday, February 6, 2017

So Very Much - Watercolor Made Simple

Watercolor cards don't need to involve intricate shading or coloring. Wait...what?!? read that right! You can make a gorgeous watercolor card with just some watercolor paper, your stamps, and a Stampin' Spritzer, and I've got a step-by-step tutorial today to show you how!

I had a blast playing around with my watercolor paper to make this card! It was so much fun to come up with this gorgeous color combination. Plus, I got to practice the emboss resist technique AND use the new debossing folders from the Occasions catalog - which I am in love with! Some Vellum and A Little Foxy DSP added some interesting eye-catching layers to this card - don't you think?

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Happy Celebrations (143012)
  • PAPER – Pool Party (122924), A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (141637), Vellum (101856), Watercolor Paper (122959), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
  • INK – Calypso Coral (122925), Pool Party (126982), Pumpkin Pie (126945), VersaMark (102283)
  • OTHER – Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets (142749), Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folder (142760), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Stampin’ Write Many Marvelous Markers (131264), Big Shot (143263), Multipurpose Glue (110755), Bone Folder (102300), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Pool Party - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Vellum – 5 ¼ x 4
  • A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper – 4 ¾ x 3 ½
  • Watercolor Paper – 4 ½ x 3 ¼
  • Silver Foil Sheet – scrap
  • Calypso Coral - scrap

  • On Watercolor Paper, stamp “Happy” from the Happy Celebrations set in VersaMark & emboss using white embossing powder and heat gun.
  • Using the long splatter stamp, stamp on and around the embossed “Happy” in Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Pumpkin Pie.
  • Lightly spritz the stamped paper with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Gently wave the paper to let the colors run slightly. Let air dry or dry with heat tool.
  • Once the watercolor paper is dry, use the embossing folder to emboss “Happy” over the white embossed letters.
  • In Calypso Coral, stamp “So Very” above the embossed “Happy” and stamp “For You” on a scrap of calypso coral. Trim scrap to banner shape.
  • Using multipurpose glue, adhere the watercolor paper to the front of the Vellum, & adhere the DSP behind the vellum, being careful to conceal the glue (I made sure not to go beyond the borders of the watercolor paper on the other side of the Vellum).
  • Use dimensionals on the corners and center of the DSP to adhere to the card front. The card front will be layered from bottom to top: Pool Party card base, Foxy DSP, Vellum, stamped Watercolor Paper. Using a Pool Party marker, flick ink splatters where you see blank space.
  • Die cut the dragonfly from a Silver Foil scrap & adhere to the card front. Adhere the “For You” Calypso Coral banner to the card front.

If you prefer to watch me create this card, just click below for my video tutorial:

Can you BELIEVE how easy this card is to put together? I know I'm going to be using this quick watercolor technique on more cards to come!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used to make this card, just click the item below and you'll go directly to my online store:

Heat Tool
Big Shot

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