Today’s card was inspired by the Global Design Project Challenge #034.
This challenge is simple and simply lovely!
I did a wash on watercolor paper with Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and a touch of Lost Lagoon. When doing washes, it helps to use washi tape to hold the paper down until after it is dry; this keeps it from curling. One cool thing about Stampin’ Up! inks is that you can gently squeeze the lid down while it is closed, then when you open it there is a little bit of excess ink on the inside of the cover! This makes it really easy to watercolor.
Watercolor washes are a surprise every time. You never know how it will turn out… and I love how this one looks! It really shows off the Wild Wasabi: a green that doesn’t get nearly enough love.
Watercolor paper has a lot of tooth, meaning that the texture is bumpy rather than smooth. That makes it GREAT for clinging onto water. It also makes it terrible for stamping a clean image, because the ink only wants to stick to the parts of the paper that stick up. Rather than put my greeting directly onto the watercolor paper, I chose to stamp on vellum (with Staz-On ink) and layer it on top.
Add all this to a Wild Wasabi base card and… voila!
Thanks to everyone from the Global Design Team for running this challenge and happy stamping to all!
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi (c) Stampin’ up!
Ink: Staz-On Black, Wild Wasabi, Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight (c) Stampin’ up!
Stamps: Hello Stamp Set (c) Stampin’ up!
Other: Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Brush, Vellum