The first card involves scene building, masking and watercoloring with ink pads to create a storybook like scene.
The next card is quick and modern for those times when you want a cheerful card in a flash!
Watch the tutorial to see how I made them:
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- Budding Spring Unmounted stamp set
- Peg stamp sets: Sweet Song of Spring, Muscari & Hyacinth Border, Perfect Layering Circles, Between the Paving Stones, Petit Poppies, Cherry Blossoms, Dogwood Forest
- Uplifting sentiments unmounted stamp set
*Here is the glue I use to mount my unmounted stamps, a bottle lasts for years and you can squeeze drops onto a non stick surface, let it dry and make your own glue dots too!
- Ceramic tile or plate (for palette)
- Waterproof ink (Archival brown)
- Dye based ink pads like Gina K or Memento, mini ink pads are great for this! (for watercolor effect and stamping)
- Waterbrush (or watercolor paintbrush and water bucket)
- Watercolor paper
- Embellishments: Twine, buttons, wood shapes
- Post it notes
- Kraft cardstock
- Patterned scrapbook paper
1. Stamp the main images in scene masking if needed.
2. Press ink pads to tile to create your watercolor palette.
3. Wet the background and pick up ink with the waterbrush and add it to the wet background.
4. After the background is dry you can color the other elements.
5. Fill in the scene with peg stamps masking if needed. You can also spatter on ink to give an impressionistic look to the landscape.
I hope you try these fun ideas on your next card! Happy crafting!