Hi, it’s Jeni here. I have an easy watercoloured card tutorial and video to share today. You can view the video by clicking HERE. Please give it a thumbs up and leave a comment if you enjoyed the card tutorial. Now, onto the card.
Stamping & Embossing
I used the new Blooming clear stamp set by Avery Elle and stamped using Versamark embossing ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card. Making sure to use my anti static powder bag first – this will help the embossing powder to only stay where I want it to be. Pouring Ranger Superfine White embossing powder over my card and tapping off the excess, then heat set until all the powder was smooth and shiny. (I keep my most used embossing powders – white and clear- in plastic tubs that are wide enough to be able to hold the card over so the powder goes back inside).
For the colouring I used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and an Aqua Flow waterbrush. I used 47 May Green, 45 Pale Green and 41 Light Green for the leaves. I put the darker colour at the base of the leaf and blended it out with the lighter colour to fill about half of the leaf then went over the whole leaf with the waterbrush. The flowers are only in one colour – 84 Deep Violet, 83 Lilac, 80 Violet or 82 Purple. I added the colour at the base of the petals and pulled out the colour with the waterbrush. The centers of the flowers are 52 Bright Yellow. For the frame part of this stamped image I used 72 Beige. Then diecut this with the coordinating die.
The main die for this frame contains 2 separate dies. The dies are all connected when you purchase them and you can separate the inside die and outside die for the frame or leave them connected as I did.
I tend to work on the front part (stamped diecut images) of my cards first before working on the background. For the background I took another piece of Bristol Smooth card, and white heat embossed the sentiment from the same set “Thank You for your kindness” to be in the center of the frame. Using my Distress Oxide colour swatches I chose a colour to use on the background. I used Spiced Marmalade with a Nuvo Blending brush to add the colour – focusing most of the colour over the sentiment area and fading out the colour towards the edges of the card. Buffing off any ink from the heat embossing. I spritzed on some water droplets with my Distress Sprayer and blotted them dry.
Making The Card
I added the diecut frame with foam squares and adhered it over the sentiment. Adding some Morning Dew Crystal Drops around the frame, sentiment and on the Bright Yellow of the flower centers. I will leave this dry overnight then mount to a 4.25×5.5” card base.
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WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES:
STAMP & DIE
Avery Elle Blooming Stamp and Die
INK & EMBOSSING
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Colour Swatch Chart
Versamark Embossing Ink
Goodbye Static Anti Static Powder Bag
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
Yellow – 52 Bright Yellow
Neutral – 72 Beige
Nuvo Aqua Flow Waterbrush – I used the medium tip
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Morning Dew
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine
iCraft Purple Tape
Fiskars A4 Trimmer