Watercoloring

Stamping Technique: Spotlighting with the Country Livin' Stamp set.

One of my favorite stamping techniques from years ago is the "spotlighting" technique. I love this technique when used with outline stamps, because I don't have to color the entire image if I don't want to. With this spotlighting technique, the colors pop right off of the page.

It really makes the card unique and a true stand out. I used the Country Livin' stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016-2017 annual catalog. I also used the Hardwood background stamp because it went perfectly with the old wooden truck bed. It also makes for an awesome masculine greeting card.

I do have a video posted below with step by step instructions. NOTE: the video cuts off at the end, however, the only thing you'll miss is me gluing the card together. I'm not sure why it cut out, but I'm new to this video stuff so I'm learning as I go.

This is the card with the spotlighting technique- isn't it cool?

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Here's a close up of the spotlighted circles. I used 2 circle punches to punch out the images on the truck. I stamped two trucks. One that I used as the full truck image on the card and one that I punched the circles from, which you will see in the video. The spotlighting looks a little off in this photo, but its the angel that I took the picture.

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I hope you watch the video and have fun learning this super cool stamping technique. Like I mentioned, the video cuts off at the end, but you won't miss any of the spotlighting technique.

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Stampin' Up! Perfect Mix stamp set

Here is a card we made at card class recently. Its made with the Perfect Mix stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

I got this idea from another demonstrator, Brian King. I liked the simplicity of the card. I did change the colors and add the star and Sparkle embossed background from the original card.

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I colored the measuring spoons with dapper denim ink. I used a blender pen dipped in the lid of the dapper denim inkpad. I colored the inside of the spoons with the same color, but did them after I colored the outside of the spoons, so that the color would be softer.

I think the colors, dapper denim, cherry cobbler and delightful dijon look great with the neutral of the sahara sand ink and cardstock panel.

Quick and easy and ready to send to a favorite friend.

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Aqua Wash Technique, featuring: "Lift Me Up" stamp set.


I had a lot of fun with this new technique today. Its called Aqua Wash with markers. This is a very pretty watercolor background technique that can be used with pretty much any stamp set or detailed dies.

This technique is super easy and super cool. You'll need the Stampin Up watercolor paper or shimmery white paper, an aqua painter and some markers in various colors. You'll also need to grab a quart sized ziplock bag.

For this card, I used the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up and Away thinlits. As I mentioned, I used the watercolor paper as well as the melon mambo, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight Stampin Write Markers.

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Here's a card using the elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder and rich razzleberry markers along with the aqua painters:

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I've created a quick tutorial for you...

First scribble on a ziplock bag with your markers.

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Next, use your aqua painter to brush water onto your watercolor paper, kind of in a zig zag motion.

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Then, you will turn the bag over so that the ink is facing down and smoosh it into your watercolor paper.

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Lift up the bag and voila!

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Lastly, let it dry either naturally or zap it with a heat tool and apply the Lift Me Up diecut hot air ballon and embellishments.

This one, I used the basic black cardstock for the hot air balloon, instead of the whisper white cardstock.

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 Here's my You Tube video if you'd like to watch it in real time.

 

I had so much fun using different color combinations and different dies and stamp sets with this technique. I hope you try this awesome aqua wash with markers, stamping technique. And if you do, let me know if you like it!

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Watercolor Wash Technique- Stampin' Up! Big on Birthdays

This is a really cool and easy watercolor technique that I especially love with the Big on Birthdays set, however, it looks great with any bold stamp set.

For this technique I used watercolor paper. Any other cardstock won't hold up under the amount of water used.

You'll need a bold stamp set like this one, Big on Birthdays from the new Occasions Catalog, as well as an aqua painter and 2-4 inkpads, water color paper and emboss powder if you wish. You can use basic black ink, but I love the way the embossing stands out on the watercolor background.

This is the first color combination that I used: Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy and Pacific Point. I used a few drops of the re inker bottles on a foam plate and used my aqua painter to pick up the ink and swoosh it over the watercolor paper, starting with the lightest color first, working to the darkest.

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 I embossed the greeting in white emboss powder and colored in the flowers and leaves with the matching marker colors. I topped it off with an emerald envy ribbon.

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 Here's one using Soft Sky, Sweet Sugar Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzle Berry and Elegant Eggplant. I embossed the greeting in gold emboss powder and added a sweet sugar plum ribbon.

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I love the shine of the gold emboss powder against the colors of purple.

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The third card colors are Daffodil Delight, Peek a Boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. Once again the images are colored in with markers and I added a flirty flamingo ribbon.

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This one was stamped in back black archival ink.

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Here's the finished trio:

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This is a really fun and relaxing technique that I hope you will try. Be sure to use the watercolor paper for this one!

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More Swan Lake using Watercoloring techniques

I have a couple more Swan Lake cards to show you today. I loved watercoloring this darling stamp set, which is from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

I shared a Swan Lake card the other day, using the watercolor pencils and blender pens, which I did use on one of the cards that I'll show you here.

This card uses the new watercolor pencils from Stampin Up!

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We will do a very similar card at Kim's Card Class this coming week. I can't wait for all of you to use the new stamp set and the awesome watercolor pencils.

I used our tear tape to attach the pool party satin ribbon and silver sequin trim. The dragonflies were stamped in soft sky onto soft sky cardstock and I drew the trails with the Stampin Up journaling pen.

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It looks great from any angle :)

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This card was colored with the aqua painters dipped in ink refills. The splatter was made by splattering the aqua painter over the watercolor paper.

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I added a rhinestone to the middle of the cute Classy Designer button to give it a little sparkle.

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This makes such a darling thank you card for a wedding, or really any occasion.

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Here's a recap of all the Swan Lake cards including the one that I posted last week.

Such a great stamp set. I love creating with the darling images in this sweet stamp set.

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Stampin Up Carousel Birthday- Watercolor -Emboss resist technique

As promised, here is the Carousel Birthday card that I posted on my Facebook and Instagram pages earlier this week.

I know it was a little teaser, as it was only a photo of a small section of the card.

The Carousel Birthday stamp set, is new in the Occasions Catalog. Some of the dies from the Up and Away thinlit set coordinate with this stamp set.

Here it is, all pretty in pink!

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Basically what I did with this card is a watercolor wash for the background. Using watercolor paper, an aquapainter and re-inkers, I dipped the aquapainter in a few drops of pink pirouette, then flirty flamingo and finally, melon mambo. I swished it across the water color paper using an ample amount of water from my aqua painter. Each color was painted on separately starting with the lightest color, working to the darkest.

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Once it dried.. ( I heated with my Stampin Up heat tool, to speed up the drying time) I embossed the ferris wheel with white embossing powder. This can actually be done before or after the watercoloring. I did emboss the horse first and then colored it in with the aqua painters and re-inkers.

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I used the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment kit to finish the card. The gorgeous ombre ribbon, iridescent sequins and darling tassel are some of the items in this kit. Oh my goodness, I am totally loving this kit!

I used smoky slate ink for the pole and greeting. The greeting actually comes from the Suite Sentiments stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.

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I love pink, so this card was such and enjoyable and relaxing card for me to create.

 

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I'm thinking this would look awesome in shades of blue or purple as well. Oh the possibilities!

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