Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Watercolor Leaves- A Fun Masking Technique

Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create a card for this week’s JAI160 Just Add Leaves Challenge and use the Dynamic Duos DD58 Color Challenge as well.  If you have not had a chance, stop by and check out both challenge sites- great inspiration by all!!

I wanted to try a masking/watercoloring technique and play around with the new hostess set, Simply Sketched.  I decided to just let go and have fun!!

To create this card:

Using Early Espresso Classic Ink, stamp the leave image onto Whisper White cardstock and also onto a sticky note (for the mask).  Carefully cut out the leaf image from the sticky note and use this as a mask to repeatedly stamp the image onto the Whisper White cardstock, re-stamping each time into the Early Espresso Classic Ink.

Using Stampin’ Write markers in Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze, color the leaves and berries.  Use the AquaPainter™ and pick up some of the Tangerine Tango Classic Ink from the ink pad and paint around the leaves, dropping water onto the paper and smearing the ink from the markers.  Remember- this part will make it look like you have made a mistake, but just let the water flow and have fun!!

Once dry, re-color the leaves and berries with the markers again, add a bit of distressing with the Color Spritzer Tool and the same two markers (I know, the Spritzer Tool has retired but I still love it!).  Once completely dry, add the White Gel Pen accents.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Deco Labels Framelits™ to cut out the focal image and also cut out another piece from Cajun Craze cardstock.  Cut the Cajun Craze frame in half horizontally and adhere behind the focal image. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Mount the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon bow (from my stash) and adhere to the Cajun Craze card base layer.

Stamp the butterflies using Cajun Craze Classic Ink onto Vellum paper.  Using a Stylus along with the Stampin’ Pierce Mat, run the Stylus over the back of the butterflies to create the white areas.  

Punch the butterflies out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and on the reverse side (the same side that you used the Stylus, color with the Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write marker). 

Add the butterflies and sentiment to the card using Mini Glue Dots- add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched, Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes  

Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Stampin’ Write Marker- Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango

Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Vellum 

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits™, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Word Window Punch, Pearls, White Gel Pen, Color Spritzer Tool (retired), 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Christine Blain said...

It looks like you had a great time, creating this card, Julie. You've used the colours beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Julie! love the pop of the red. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week.

Janet said...

wow, this is amazing. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Debi said...

stunner! Debi x

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is complex, I love all that is going on, so lively and beautiful!

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