Spring will be here soon. Can we stay in Spring and keep away from Summer? We have had a few sneak peeks of Spring at our New Jersey home and I can say, bring it on. I’m ready for some green! Thinking so much about Spring inspired this card. What better technique than a little spritzing and stamping to create a faux watercolored look?
Measurements for this project are:
scraps of Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz for die cuts
Watercolor paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″ and a little scrap of Vellum for the bird die cut
Chocolate Chip card stock layer: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Pear Pizzazz card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (cut from 4 1/4″ x 11″)
Several elements make this card attractive to me. I like the color contrast of green on white and I like the feel of the embossing on the sentiment. Making the leaves different shades creates a look of depth and I can really imagine the sun shining through these leaves 🙂
The sentiment is from Sending Thoughts stamp set. I chose to heat emboss it in copper, to compliment the natural colors and add just a nice bit of texture. Oh! Make sure not to miss the teeny tiny bird die cut next to the sentiment.
For a visual demonstration of this project, take a look at the video I made for this project.
Spritzing water on an inked up stamp is nothing new but to give your card a fresh look, try thinking of the colors. The green paired with white and brown are all natural colors so they will compliment one another. I first apply ink to a stamp in the usual fashion, and then use a Stampin Spritzer to spray a light coat of water on the stamp. Getting various shades can be easy with using a second generation of ink on the stamp. In other words, stamp off first. I will explore this technique in an upcoming Online Creative Cards class. Be sure to check out the March classes that will explore using Creative Die Cuts.
I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below:
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
This is not a new stamp set, it’s been around for quite some time. There is good reason for that too! Is there a favorite way you like using this stamp? I would love to see what you are crafting. If you would like to share a photo of your card, email it to me at email@example.com Can’t wait to see your creations!
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