I love to add watercolour into my cards, but it can be time-consuming or not necessarily within someone’s skill set. However, faux watercolouring is so easy and yet gives that watercolour look with little to no effort! Today’s post is part of a blog hop for the August Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp, more details on that below. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
- Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit, in particular, the Hello Sunshine stamp set.
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries.
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Line up the sun rays image from the Hello Sunshine set in the Misti with a piece of watercolour card.
- Ink up the whole of the image with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.
- Carry on inking the image but this time with Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the lower two-thirds of the image.
- Finish up by inking the bottom of the sun rays with Spiced Marigold and a touch of Festive Berries Distress Ink.
- Spritz liberally with a water mister until you see beads of ink forming.
- Stamp onto the watercolour card and keep the image in place for a minute. Lift to reveal the lovely watercoloured effect.
- I left the piece to dry tipped at a slight angle, so the water pooled at the base of the rays.
- Splatter lightly with gold paint.
- Set the watercolour card back in the Misti and stamp the ‘you are my sunshine’ sentiment in clear embossing ink.
- Sprinkle with Antique Gold embossing powder and heat set.
- Embellish with hearts die cut from card painted with Festive Berries Distress Ink, foam mounted and covered with Glossy Accents.
- Add Nuvo Sugared Almond and Copper Penny droplets and a few sequins.
- Tie with twine and set the piece aside.
- Die-cut the Detail Petal Plate die from Fog card and foam mount to a card base cut and scored from Ivory card.
- Add the sun rays piece again with foam adhesive.
I love this watery effect, and it is so simple to do! I cut a few panels of watercolour card and repeated the stamped rays multiple times in just a few minutes, so I now have lots of pieces to make cards, and I can just add a sentiment that matches the occasion. I hope you give this simple technique a try and enjoy the resulting faux watercolour effect!
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop for the August Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Laura’s blog, but if not then Simon’s blog is a great place to start.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D