Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tulip Basket Card


I thought I'd try my hand at watercoloring again, and I ended up using the same stamp set I used last time I tried the technique.  The set is A Flower For All Seasons by Stampin' Up.

I used all Stammpin' Up products for this card, except I used Brown Staz on, which I don't think they sell.  I stamped onto watercolor paper and then used an Aqua Painter to add the color.  When I was finished coloring I cut out the image.  I mounted it onto a 1 and 1/2 inch square of a really pale pink, followed by a 2 inch square of darker pink.  I did a 3 inch square of light green, which I did some paper piercing on, using the Mat Pack to help me line it up nicely, which by the way I LOVE!!!!  This all went onto my 4 inch square card, which is the same pale pink as the smallest square.

I think this is a great all purpose kind of a card.  Would work for Mother's Day, Thank You, Get Well, Congrats, kind of whatever.  
I'm not sure about the whole watercoloring thing.  I don't feel very good at it.  I do like how soft the effect is though, so I'm sure I'll try it again.

When I do my watercoloring my Staz On Ink seems to run a little bit and bleed!  I don't know if it's the watercolor paper, or that I use too much water, or what.  If anyone is better at this type of thing and has tips for me, that would be great!


4 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

You did a great job with watercoloring that card, it is so pretty!!! I really love the colors -- never thought any shade of green would go with pink, but you have complimented it beautifully!

Michelle Custodio said...

I like your cardmaking ability especially the simplicity of your designs.

Margie said...

What a pretty, pretty spring card, Amber! Just love the paper piercing!

nikkibrewer24 said...

love the card..i might lift it for mother's day!