Today’s card is part of the WWYS (What Will You Stamp) Design Team’s weekly challenge.
This week our featured stamp set is Oh So Eclectic from the Annual Catalogue
I chose the leaves and a fun technique to get the watercolour wash look to the background that the leaves are stamped on.
Using clear block I and the following classic ink pads; Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody and Crushed Curry, I applied the ink to the clear block in sections. Starting at the bottom with the Mossy Meadow, my next colour is Mango Melody, I was very careful NOT to overlap the colours and contaminate my lighter ink pad. The top colour is Crushed Curry. I then took my Stampin’ Spritzer (filled with water) and lightly spritzed the block, using just enough water to get the colours the blend and eliminate the empty space between the colours. I then carefully placed it onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock (I first gave this a light spritz with my Stampin’ Spritzer as well, this allows the inks to move and blend better on the card stock), being careful not to move the block, pull it off of the card stock. Use a tissue or paper towel to sop up some of the excess inked water so you have a nice clean looking edge. Set this aside and allow to dry completely before stamping on it.
The pretty shimmery splatter on my card is the brand new Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for the Holiday Catatlogue (page 38 #147044 $11.00), only 2 more days and then you can order some of this fantastic new product from my Online Store!!
Here are the measurements for my card;
Mossy Meadow card stock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″
Mango Melody card stock, cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
Very Vanilla card stock, cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″
Mango Melody card stock, cut to 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″
Shimmery White card stock, cut to 2″ x 5 1/8″
Be sure to pop on over to see what the rest of the design team has created by clicking on the image below!
If you own this stamp set why not play along!
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