Here’re some step by step instructions as well as some tips and tricks:
- stamp the characters on a watercolor paper with a waterproof ink (I used Strathmore Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper and Versafine Onyx Black ink)
- color them with a watercolor medium (I used Mijello Mission Gold watercolors) and fussy cut leaving a little white edge around
- make a splotchy watercolor background on the other piece of watercolor paper, let it dry and die-cut a circle out of it. Tips & Tricks: don’t make your watercoloring look perfectly blended. Leave a typical splotchy look instead. Use a shimmer spray or dilute a little bit of Perfect Pearls in water to add on your background for some shine and variation in color.
- cut and fold in half you card base (I used Simon Says Stamp’s Fog card stock)
- die-cut a rectangle panel and adhere it directly on the card front
- arrange your watercolor circle and the characters on the card front and adhere them. Tips & Tricks: pop up some elements on the card front with a foam adhesive to bring some dimension and add more interest to the card.
- stamp you sentiment. Tips & Tricks: use the same black ink both for the characters and the sentiment for a more uniform look.
- decorate your card with some matching sequins
That is pretty much all for today. The last thing I’d like to mention is that this card is my entry to the Create A Smile October challenge – “Embellish”.