The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is chock full of beautiful products to love and Birthday Blooms is no exception. For this week’s Global Design Project theme challenge, Love, I thought this stamp set would be perfect.
One thing I love to do is to watercolor images for a one-of-a-kind card. Watercoloring takes some time, but each image turns out unique and no matter what your skill level is, you can watercolor a stamped image. I think you’ll love it too.
One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by using the emboss-resist technique. Embossing a stamped image creates an outline that makes watercoloring simple. Each space is separate allowing water to pool in the middle and it is difficult to go outside the lines.
Using Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads and with an Aqua Painter also makes it easy to keep everything clean and tidy. First, I press the cover of the closed ink pad to add some ink to the inside cover. Then I pick up the color with an Aqua Painter and apply it to my stamped image.
I give the entire image a “once over” then go back in and add more color to darken areas. I softly colored the background with Crumb Cake ink to add a background to the flower image.
Using a Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut the left and right sides of the flower and trimmed the bottom of the plant with Paper Snips. The result is an image that pops from its background. The ribbon is from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit and adding it really solidifies the ground, I think.
I hope you enjoyed the card today. Check out the Birthday Blossoms stamp set below. There are additional flowers and great sentiments you can use year round.
Don’t forget to play along with Global Design Project and show us what you love. We look forward to your projects every week and love all of the inspiration you share.
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