Wildflower Watercolors

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I shared this card with you about a week ago, and wanted to share a quick tutorial with a few tips and tricks! It was inspired by this card from SU demonstrator, Jaydee.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Usually, we select one ink pad, and ink up the entire stamp with that one color. With the new Wildflower Meadow stamp, however, I wanted to highlight the flowers with color, so I used three Stampin’ Write Markers: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz (hint–my color coach was very helpful for this color combo)

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You can color directly onto your stamp using the thick side of the marker. (tip: I always start with the lightest color first)

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After you’ve colored in the entire image, you want to spritz your stamp with water about 5 times or so, covering the entire stamped area (Stampin’ Mist works great too!).  Tip: Don’t be afraid to over-do it. The water color paper is specially designed to absorb the water, giving you a water-color look. The more water you spritz, the better it will turn out!

Here’s a quick comparison:

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The image on the left was stamped directly onto the watercolor paper. The one on the right had about 6 sprays with the spritzer before stamping it on the watercolor paper.  Can you see the difference?

The watercolor paper will take a minute to absorb and dry. After that, you can stamp your greeting, and emboss with the coordinating embossing folder. Finish your card with a little bakers twine, pop up the layers with dimensionals, and you’re good to go!

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It’s a neat technique that works great with any solid image. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Have a fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

p.s…I’ve updated the thermometer on my blog– I’m just about at the halfway mark!!! Thanks so much for your support 🙂

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