I’ve been looking for an excuse to try watercoloring on darker paper, and the Global Design Project color challenge #GDP213 gave me the perfect reason to pull out the Aqua Painters!
This is also a sneak peek at a NEW product suite coming on November 1st and I’m using the “Christmas Rose” stamp set from that breathtaking collection:
It looks sumptuous, doesn’t it? But it was surprisingly simple! I embossed the outline image on the top and bottom of the Smoky Slate card stock in white, then did a quick watercolor wash with an Aqua Painter and a few drops of Whisper White ink over the places I wanted to color. Once that dried, I picked up the colors with my cleaned Aqua Painter and started to add the color.
The embossed image helps keep the ink in place and the colors just POPPED off the paper! I practically broke my arm patting myself on the back, it turned out soooo pretty!
After multiple ribbon variations, I settled on a flat “mailing” bow to finish it off, and dressed up the inside of the card like this:
This is also going to be one of the cards we make at my Christmas Card Class on November 9th in Spanish Fork, UT: if you register for the class, you’ll find out how easy it really is!