The Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Team is using the brand new 2017 catalog as our inspiration this month. Today we are using a card from page 43 of the catalog.
I decided to use the color combination for my card today. I'll be using Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Lemon-Lime Twist. Watercolor is so popular in the stamping world, I thought I would try it today.
To get this watercolor effect, spritz water all over the paper. You'll also need to have a paper towel close by. I used a size C clear block. Press the block onto the ink pad and then place the color on the wet paper and drag the block where you want the color. Clean the block and repeat with a different color. Repeat again. I think it's better to start with the lightest color and move to the darkest. I added some indigo dots by flicking the large end of the Island Indigo marker against the lid. There's a great video by Cindee Wilkinson here.
- The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
- The Island Indigo layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. The Whisper White layer is 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.
- The size of the Watercolor Paper is 3 x 4. I did also watercolor 2 pieces at 1 x 5 1/2.
- Adhere the indigo, white, and watercolor rectangles together. Make sure all of the watercolors are completely dry. Tie around the left side using the new Lemon Lime Twist 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon. I just tied it in a knot.
- Add one of the strips down the left side of the card and the adhere the rectangle piece.
- The sentiment comes from the Label Me Pretty stamp set. I colored directly on the stamp with markers. I used the Island Indigo marker from the Regals Stampin' Write Markers and the Lemon Lime Twist marker from the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. Punch out with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch. Punch out an Island Indigo circle with the 1 1/2 inch circle punch. Glue the two together and then adhere with dimensionals to the card.
For the inside add the other strip of watercolor down the left side. The sentiment is stamped with Island Indigo. It's from the Just Add Text stamp set.
This is a quick and easy card. The most time is spent waiting for the watercolor to dry. You can always use the Heat Tool to speed that up, and it will be ready in no time. Think of all the color combinations you could use! The neat thing is that every project will look different. Here's a card I made for my daughter to give to some of her Senior art students.
I hope you will try this technique. It's fun and easy.
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