Stampin’ Up! Watercolor with Painted Poppies and So Sentimental Bundle

I love the layers of color that you get with watercoloring. The inks always break into several shades, mix together for new ones and create lots of interest. It was enlightening to see how the unexpected color elements on this card came together. Enjoy!

The Cutting

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper: Two – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″ and Label Die

The Creating

  • I applied water to the watercolor paper with the large aqua painter individually before adding each color ink with the medium aqua painter. This allows you to control the boundaries in which the watercolor will run.
  • I started with Seaside Spray Ink, decided it was a little lighter than I wanted and added a little Night of Navy Ink along the bottom edge. Then the Pretty Peacock Ink and the Mint Macaroon Ink. Just squeeze your Ink Pad in the middle until the pad touches the lid and you have a pallet in your lid to pick up the color with your aqua painter. I recommend you keep a paper towel on hand to dab any extra water from the tip of your painter or from your paper.
  • Once it was completely dry (if not, the ink will run), I stamped the poppy images in Pretty Peacock Ink and the Sentiment on the label.
  • I added Pretty Peacock spatter. I made a watery ink with the medium aqua painter and tapped it against my finger above the paper.
  • I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to attach the layers to the card base. Especially recommended for the Watercolor Paper because it may slightly warp from the water.
  • I popped the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. These are a carry over item so if you don’t have them stay tuned. Note: This was one of the interesting color combos because they are actually listed as Coastal Cabana. The other was the DSP which is listed as Pool Party. Moral: Don’t be afraid to experiment. It works beautifully with watercolor.
  • I used the same DSP on the inside with a poppy stamped on the corner. I didn’t add a sentiment because I often find I just need a notecard these days to touch base (without a special occasion) or a sentiment can be added when the card is purposed. Black ink should be easily visible on this light “watercolored” design.

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