Today, I’m playing with a fun faux watercolour technique for those of you that baulk at the thought of watercolour! This technique is one I learned from the fabulous Shari Carrol way back in the day when we were both at a craft retreat. Shari is the best teacher and so generous with the wealth of knowledge she has amassed. This technique is quick, simple and yet gives a lovely ethereal watery look. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
The stamp set I used is the Spring Bloom Background from Simon Says Stamp. It has the solid areas within the floral design which make it a great option for this faux watercolour technique. I dabbed Distress Ink Minis over the surface of the stamp and then spritzing liberally with water before stamping onto watercolour card.
I am using a lot of scallops on my cards at the moment. For me, they have a summer fete feel which I love! Having said that, it is currently pouring with rain and very non-summery. So I shall have to enjoy the summery feeling in my craft room and ignore what is going on outside!
For the sentiment, you can’t beat this fun Swoopy Thank You die. It has enough weight to make a statement but light and airy enough with the vellum background to not overtake the background.
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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