Today I am pleased to participate in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop. We are all creating a card using our favorite technique! I have chosen to share one of the cards I created for my OnStage Display Board with a brand new stamp set. The watercolor smooshing technique works really well for a background for this exotic bird from Bird Banter stamp set that will be available in January’s Occasions catalog release.
Scroll down for the list of blogs featured in this hop. I am thankful to be included in this talented group of crafters and hope you like all of the projects offered. Be sure to visit as many as you can for more great ideas!
Watercolor Smooshing Technique
measurements for this project:
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ after folding
Watercolor Paper layers for technique: 3 3/4″ x 5″ + scrap for bird & branch
Whisper White Thick panel for the card front: 4″ x 5 1/4″
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Bird Banter Stamp Set
How cool is this stamp set? Beautiful birds that you can choose to watercolor, use your Stampin’ Blends alcohol Markers or use any coloring tool of your choice. I think it will work particularly well with Watercolor Pencils as well. I created this card as part of my OnStage 2017 Display Board for Salt Lake City. It’s perhaps my favorite of all the stamp sets I received to make samples because it’s ready for coloring! I first stamped in black and heat embossed the bird image before watercoloring. Bright vivid colors in tropical tones are a nice compliment to the subtle background created from the watercolor smooshing technique.
Bird Banter stamp set will be available for purchase in January 2018 in the Occasions Catalog release.
Watercolor Smooshing Technique
The watercolor smooshing technique is fun, fast and gives a unique look each time I use it for a handmade card. I first created the sunset tones as an underlayer before I added the foreground’s green tones. To set the clean mood for the card I used a Layering Square die to cut a perfect square in the center of the card front. Making a rectangle area from a square is created by starting the cut in one area and then moving the die down the paper to cut the remainder of the desired area. It lends a clean feel to an otherwise busy card and balances the tones out with a nice touch.
For a visual demonstration for this technique on another project, check out the You Tube video by clicking here
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