Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nature Walk- Two Challenges in One!


Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create one more card this weekend and the HSSTC110 Watercolor Technique Challenge has been on my mind all week and I decided to combine this technique with the FMS27 Freshly Made Sketch.

Again, both sites provide so much inspiration between their wonderful Design Teams and the entries each week- if you have a chance, stop by and see for yourselves! 

To create this card:

De-static a piece of Watercolor Paper and stamp the images from Nature Walk with Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, heat with the Heat Tool.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, color the images with Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painter.   

Punch the egg image with the 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” Circle Punches, use the 1 ¼” Punch for the bee and “fussy cut” the bird image. 

Close-Up of Embossing and Background Stamp
Ink the background stamp, En Français with Bashful Blue Classic Ink and stamp onto Bashful Blue cardstock.   Direct apply Bashful Blue Classic Ink onto the smooth interior side of the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and emboss with the Big Shot™. 

Huff onto the ink on the background stamp and stamp the punched pieces.  Mount the circles onto Basic Black cardstock. 

Crimp a strip of Basic Black cardstock using the Crimper Tool.  Apply the 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon bow over the embossed background layer, add the crimped layer of Basic Black cardstock, adhere the strip of blue Satin Ribbon, mount the circle images with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the sentiment to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, En Français (background stamp), Petite Pairs

Ink: Versamark™, Basic Black

Paper: Watercolor, Naturals White, Bashful Blue, Basic Black

 Accessories:  Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper and Square LatticeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Watercolor Pencils, Crimper Tool, Punches- 1 ¼”, 1 3/8” and 1 ½” Circle, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Blue Satin Ribbon from my stash

Thanks again for stopping by- have a wonderful week stamping and creating!  

12 comments:

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous card Julie, I love that you used this set for the sketch! It is awesome.

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely beautiful in blue! Love this!

Jen said...

Beautiful watercolored images Julie! The images are a great fit for this sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Oh very nice! I love the dark colors with the blue. Nice coloring and I love those eggs! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Dale Morin said...

Love your card. Great job.

Helen in the UK said...

I use watercolouring on my cards, but your colouring/shading is fantastic! Great job :)

Dawn Braun said...

WOW wow WOW Julie!! Amazing detail with all the texture, fabulous watercoloring and a great layout too! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Krista said...

Your watercoloring adds the perfect touch of color to this very attractive card. I like the way you took the layout and are sort of telling a story, too! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Beautiful card! So many gorgeous details.

inkedx2 said...

This is a great card! I love the layout and the subtle watercoloring! Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Erika Clark said...

Such a special card! Glad you explained all the steps, there's so much wonderful detail here.

Carol Lucas said...

This is beautiful! I love this set and you've used it wonderfully for this sketch.

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