Hello and welcome back! Today I have a couple more watercolor cards to share. I'm squeezing in a few last blog posts, many with stamps or other items that are retiring. Next week I'll switch over to showing some of the new items that will be available starting June 1st with the new Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Catalog!
This card uses the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and matching Balloon Bouquet Punch. I used the "no-line watercolor" technique, where I stamped the balloon outline in the ink color first and then water-colored it in with the same color. The colors I used for the balloons are Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango. For the sky, I stamped the clouds in Versamark onto Watercolor Paper, heat embossed in clear and then water-colored over them with a light wash of Pool Party ink.
On the inside, I colored another panel of Watercolor Paper, stamped the rest of the greeting and also added a strip of the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper.
For the next card, I stamped the bench scene from the Happy Home Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Watercolor Paper. Then, I colored in the sky and land with the following colors from top to bottom: Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive for the ground. I also colored in the clouds with a White Chalk Marker.
I added a piece of patterned paper from the Sahara Sand Designer Series Paper Stack, stamped the greeting onto a Whisper White Cardstock layer and applied everything to a Sahara Sand card base. I also tied a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the whole greeting layer before adhering it to the card base.
I finished the card with a simple greeting stamped inside.
Well, that is all for today. Tomorrow I'll have this month's Fancy Friday post to share with you. Thanks for stopping by!