Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

The card that I am sharing today is pretty simple, but I used a watercolor technique that I thought would be fun to show you.

1. Cut ColorMates Smooth Black cardstock to make a 5 x 5-inch card. 

2. Tape a plastic stencil to a piece of ColorMates Smooth White cardstock. Using pearlescent watercolor paints, paint a thin layer of color over the stencil. (I ended up using a foam brush to get the coverage I wanted.)

3. Remove the stencil and wipe it clean. Use a heat tool to dry the paper. You now have a sheet of polka dot background paper!

4. Trim the polka dot paper to slightly smaller than the card front and wrap with ribbon. Attach to the card.

4. Use die cut templates to create the banner and umbrella. I used Elan Metallics Spectral Blue, and Petallics Sky Pilot and Black Ore cardstock. Attach the banner and umbrella as shown.

5. Stamp sentiment onto ColorMates Smooth Black cardstock with white ink. Emboss with white embossing powder. 

6. Cut out the sentiment with a label die cut template. While the paper is still in the template, trace around the inside edge with a white pen.

7. Attach the sentiment to the card with foam tape.

8. Tie a bow with ribbon and add it to the card. Top with a button and some twine.

9. Use black dye ink to stamp a sentiment onto ColorMates Smooth White cardstock.

10. Repeat the watercolor technique on the right edge of the paper. Add another die cut umbrella as shown. Attach the paper to the inside of the card.

The shimmer of the Elan Metallics and Petallics cardstock looks amazing with the sparkle of the pearlescent watercolor! 

Thanks for looking!

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies used:

WorldWin Papers:
ColorMates Smooth Black, White
Elan Metallics Spectral Blue
Petallics Sky Pilot, Black Ore

Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Watercolors: Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolors
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop Mini Swiss Dot
Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll White
Stamps: My Favorite Things Blue Skies Ahead; Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tags 1
Die cut templates: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-five; My Favorite Things Umbrella; Papertrey Ink Banners
Flower punch: Stampin' Up
Twine and Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh...love these blue papers, and the watercolor technique is fantastic! What a great card!