Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Using Watercolors with Stamping - Mini cards by designer Patty Folchert


For my projects this month I decided to give the new watercolor trend a try. These cute little cards were my first attempt at watercolors in years, but they were actually very easy to create using a Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup stampable stamp and a couple Jillibean papers.

Just a Note mini cards by Patty Folchert

Taking watercolor paper I stamped the notebook design with black Surfaces ink, because it is waterproof it works very well. Then I stamped the “Just a Note sentiment” onto notebook design. Next I chose just a couple watercolors to give the notebook design a color wash effect. I allowed the color to just flow into the next and left some white space. Then I stamped the Postmark style stamp onto separate watercolor paper and painted it either a contrast color, the pink, or a complementary color in the other card with blue. Then I allowed them to dry.  Here is a close up shot of each:


Next I cut the postmark pieces into heart shapes and attached to notebook design as shown with 3D foam dots. I cut two pieces of complementary Jillibean Soup papers from the Sightseeing Stew collection and used them as mats for my mini cards of white cardstock. Then I added the notebook pieces set at an angle with 3D foam dots. That was it, very simple cards.


Perfect pair for a daily pick me up or to hide in a lunch or suitcase. So go find a watercolor set and give it a try, it is a bit addictive I have to warn you!

Enjoy,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Jillibean Soup/Notebook Stampables Stamp set
Ink
Colorbox-Surfacez/Black
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew- Poached Photos & Pickled Planes
Other
Watercolor Paper, paintbrush, white Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

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