(Supply List: patterned paper by: American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic, old German dictionary page, and I can't remeber who makes the navy and blue paper on the bottom right - sorry! • Butterfly Stamp: Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Papillon (CMS106) • Ruler Sticker: Jenni Bowlin • Tag: Avery • 'hello, hello, hello' saying font: Bombshell Pro • Pearls: Melissa Frances • Brown ink used to distress the edges: Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger • Assorted watercolor markers to color the butterfly stamps • Water mister)
Hello my friends.
I have a confession to make...things have been a little quiet around here as I have been absolutely obsessed with the event that Terri and I are planning in Tuscany next year. It is never far from my mind, and I think of things to do/add/suggest/plan all the time. It's going to be epic, that's for sure! However, while I plan and daydream, life keeps going and I need to keep up, lol!
The post about this card has been sitting in my draft folder for weeks (months, even!). It features one of my favorite stamping techniques, watercolor stamping. The stamp is an awesome Tim Holtz design from several years ago. It is actually quite a detailed stamp, however I wanted a really soft look. So I used more water for the watercolor stamping technique than I usually do to allow the ink to run more than usual. This resulted in a much softer/runnier look than normal, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
Unfortunately I forgot to take step by step photos when I was making the card so I can't show you my process, but you can check out this post from the CLASSroom at Ellen Hutson for a tutorial showing a similar technique from Jennifer McGuire. The only difference between how Jennifer did her card and I made mine is that she used Distress stains and I used markers to apply color to our stamps.
For all my Canadian readers, Happy Canada Day long weekend! I hope you have a ton of fun and stay safe.