I am loving the fall colors this year. I seem to keep playing with different combinations. I'm also attracted to watercolor backgrounds but I don't like a big mess or getting too crazy! Here's a card I made by using my markers on an acrylic block and then spritzing it with water before stamping with the block! I have all the details below!
I used my D block and the brush tip of my pumpkin pie, crushed curry and mossy meadow markers to color right on the block. Then I spritzed it 2-3 times so that the water made the marker colors bead up a bit. I then stamped that onto Shimmery White card stock. This is great card stock for water coloring. It doesn't pill but still has a smooth surface. I then stamped the largest leaf from Come to Gather in soft suede ink after the water color dried. I also used my marker to "ink" the Wishing you Well stamp from the same set! I put a bit of bling on the leaf and I called it finished! I think that background packs a punch! What do you think?
You can do this with any colors....here are some other samples I made just playing around and experimenting.
Here are the papers and dimensions I used to create the Fall Leaf card above.
Card Base: Mossy Meadow 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Pumpkin Pie layer 3 3/8 x 4 7/8
Shimmery White layer 3 1/4 x 4 3/4
Try some watercoloring on a block! I think you'll like it!
Now, go make a card!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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