Usually when I do my pre-order for the Stampin' Up! annual catalog I hold off buying any of the hostess sets, but this time around I wanted to get my hands on a couple of them right away because they made me think Watercolor! That's exactly what I did with today's card that I made for my mom's birthday. :)
I have to say the picture of this card does not reflect how the colors actually look for some reason. Yes, I used Pear Pizzazz and that color looks right, but I also used Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Sky (which you can't see at all unless you use a magnifying glass! lol). The picture makes it look more like I used Calypso Coral. Anyway I inked the leaves using a Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker and inked the flowers all over with Flirty Flamingo and went back in and used Peekaboo Peach here and there. I stamped it on watercolor paper, then used an aqua painter to color the flowers and leaves in with the ink that I stamped the image with. Since that waters down the image I reinked the stamp like the first time, spritzed it a couple of times (from a good 10 inches away) and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig stamped over the image again. I used the aqua painter to blend in some of the color here and there again, but not over the whole image. After that was done I used Soft Sky just next to the image. I'd put the ink on right next to the image, then clean the aqua painter and pull the color out so it was the darkest next to the image and lightened up after I pulled it out. To finish it off I flicked a little Pear Pizzazz and a mixture of Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach and stamped Happy Birthday.
I guess I'm going to skip my normal color blocks today since the new In Colors aren't available yet in that format, but I'm sure they will be soon. :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
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Supplies used on this card:
Watercolor paper from local craft store