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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Winter Woods, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card, Watercolor Block Background Technique

Watercolor paper and I are not good friends. I never seem to have much luck with it. Especially if I have to wet the whole piece. I can never get it to just lay flat. I suppose I could iron it but I don't. I found the card here and thought I'd give it a try.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balm Blue card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of watercolor paper and I misted it. Then I took my 2-1/2" square stamping block and inked it up with Balmy Blue ink. I stamped off because it was just a bit too dark. Then I misted the block and pressed it on the watercolor paper. It blead a bit at the top and I used a wet paint brush to rub out the color. A little bit of it stained but it doesn't show much. I was okay with the way it looked after I tried to fix it.

I stamped the tree from the "Winter Woods" set using Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White card stock. I had set it up in my Stamparatus. I didn't like how light the green looked so I used Pretty Peacock ink and stamped over the tree. It was darker but not like on the original card. But I just let it be how it wanted to be! I fussy cut the tree out and taped it to the watercolor paper.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the watercolor paper to the card base and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

It is okay but I don't think I would make anymore.  Even though it was quick and easy to do.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to pop in today,


The Crafty Basement said...

Hi Wanda!,
Love the card!
I tape my Watercolor paper to a clipboard to keep it from curling. Then when it is dry, I cut it to size.
Remember "Tryit, you'll like it"?
Hipster friend, colleen

Wavah said...

Very pretty