Hello my crafty friends and welcome back and if you’re new here- hi and welcome! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made yesterday using my new watercolor pencils, new stamp, and a new die! Lot’s of new things, just to shake things up. I had a lot of fun creating this card, so I hope you will like it as much as I do!
The image on the card is the Simon Says Stamp ‘So Beautiful’ cling background stamp. I stamped the image onto Canson XL Cold Press watercolor paper* and I used my Gina K. Obsidian Amalgam Ink to stamp the image. Since I was using watercolor I wanted an ink that wouldn’t re-activate when I touched it with water. Also since I was stamping onto textured watercolor paper, I used my Original MISTI to make sure I got a good impression and could stamp it a second time if I needed to. I didn’t. The watercolor pencils I used were the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils. I was initially drawn to these because I had seen someone, I think it was Sandy Allnock or Kathy Rac (no clue how to spell her last name so I put what she uses on Instagram), using them and they looked amazing. I have two other watercolor pencil sets but they don’t work how they’re supposed to but after seeing her draw out the color and there NOT be the lines you drew, I knew I needed them.
I was so right, they are absolutely amazing! On the pricier side of things but I think just getting good ones instead of trying every budget brand ones on the market will save me money in the long run. I don’t see me needing to get any others. Anyway, I stamped them down then I started to lay down the color usually putting one color at the base of the petal or leaf and then blending the two together. I used an Arteza water brush* to draw the colors out and blend them together. I find that works better with watercolor pencils than using a brush and a jar of water. For the little dotted things coming off of the flowers, I used two different yellow Color It glitter gel pens* (they’re my favorite gel pens). Once that was dry, which didn’t take long at all, I got to work on the sentiment. I took a scrap piece of my Tonic Electric Purple mirror cardstock and cut ‘Thinking of You’ using a Creative Expressions die. I tried putting Stick It on the back but it stuck too well and I would up having to use my Ranger Multi Medium Matte* to glue it on. I used my reverse tweezers* so it wasn’t too much trouble. On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Say it all friend’ stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler’s ‘Sangria’ ink. I am really loving her inks and will definitely be getting the reinkers, and maybe another color or two 😉 That was it! No extra embellishments (shock, horror!) because I wanted the watercolors to speak for themselves. What do you think?
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