Thursday, March 27, 2014

Masculine Watercolor Card

My quick and easy March swap card! Our theme this month was Masculine. A theme that I always struggle with. It could be largely to do with the fact that I do not own many "Manly" stamps! Just when you thought I owned the entire catalgoue, right?! Well I am here to report that, sadly, I do not!

I did a watercolor background technique and it has a great impact, with out having to add extra layers to the card. Can you believe I created a card using only two layers of card stock?!

To get this watercolor background:
1.  Squeeze your Classic Stamp Pad together before opening.
(This will transfer the ink to the underside of the lid).

2.  Add water to your to your Aqua Painter. Squeeze a wee bit and dip into the underside of the Classic Stamp Pad lid to pick up color.

3.  Color one face of a Clear Block (I used "D" block).
The trick is the right amount water. It wants to be pretty wet, but not dripping over the edges. Play with it and have fun!

4.  "Stamp" onto your Card Stock.

5.  Dry with your Heat Tool and Stamp a greeting or image over top.

I did add a little bit of stitching to the card to "Step it up". But I think it would be just as cute with out. I am convinced I am going to learn this sewing on card stock thing! I just need to keep practicing!

My March stamp clubs also did this technique on their make and takes. Watch for a blog post with pics coming soon!

Thanks for visiting! Have a creative day!


Masculine Watercolor Card Supplies:
Island Indigo, Whisper White, Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140)
StazOn Black, Gumball Green, Soft Sky
Oh Hello (Wood 131931 / Clear 130733), See Ya Later* (133536)
Epic Day This and That Washi Tape (131269), Basic Metal Buttons (133319)
Clear Block D (118485), Aqua Painters (103954), Banner Punch* (133519), Heat Tool (129053)

* Items are available during Sale-a-bration and will not be available after March 31, 2014. Place a $60 product purchase before that date and you can earn this item free!


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