These cards were inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #183!
I created this card using watercolors and two bird images cut out using my Cricut Explore Air. If you have a die cutting machine, these birds are called “Flourish Bird” and “Blue Bird”. I cut these out as one of the very first things I ever cut on the Cricut, but I didn’t make them into cards until now. I somehow knew that the perfect opportunity was on it’s way!
Both birds are cut out of paper that is very close to Island Indigo… or maybe Pacific Point… with a white background. (I sadly didn’t own very much Stampin’ Up! paper back then).
Both cards were created using the same watercolor technique called either the “watercolor wash” or the “wet into wet” technique.
First, I taped down the watercolor paper using washi tape; this prevents warping. Then. I painted three stripes of clear water on the card. Next, I added ink from my ink pads by squeezing the pads while the lid was shut then picking up the excess ink from the lid after I opened it. The ink colors were Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, and Daffodil Delight.
I love how watercolor never turns out the same twice in a row. I did the exact same thing for both these cards and the watercolor areas still look different from each other!
I stamped my sentiments onto vellum shapes with Staz-On black ink, then adhered them to the card using glue dots carefully concealed behind the words in the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!
Paper: watercolor paper
Ink: Staz-On Black, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder (c) Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Sprinkles of Life stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!
Dies and punches: circles, Tree Builder Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!
Other: paintbrush or Aquapainter, Cricut Explore Air, vellum