Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Watercolor Backgrounds

We are featuring cards with watercoloring today on the SSInkspiration Blog. I love how easy it is to use my Stampin' Up! ink pads to watercolor backgrounds for cards. First you squeeze the center of your closed ink pad, flip the lid, and then you have a nice little palette.

I watercolored the background for today's card with Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, and Lost Lagoon since I love these 3 colors. I liked the background, but I wanted to stamp some dots on the bottom. I stamped them and then thought that I ruined my card. They were crooked and did not look right. I started by adding a little water to soften them. When you make a mistake on a card do you try to fix it or scrap the card?

Tip: You can usually fix a mistake on a card with some creative layering. I pushed through with this card by layering the greeting and butterfly to cover some of the dots.

Supplies Used:
Big Shot
Crazy About You Bundle
Perfect Pennants Stamp Set
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Watercolor Paper
Lost Lagoon & Whisper White Card Stock
Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, & Pear Pizzazz Inks
Aqua Painters

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Cynthia said...

Lovely design team challenge card. I really like your choice of colors!

Sara said...

Thank you Cynthia!