Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just Believe Watercolor Spritz

My plan is design three different cards using the Watercolor Spritz technique and then hold a class with my friends to show them how it's done.
I did one on May 8th (oak tree) and today I ended up CASEing my own card for the second one (layout only).  I changed up the colors and main image to make a more feminine version.  Hope you like.

"Just Believe Watercolor Spritz"
Stamps:  Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum; Stampin' Write markers:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Mister, sponges, Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder, Nestabilities Oval die-cut, Big Shot or similar machine, 1/4" White grosgrain ribbon (approx. 12"), sticky strips and dimensionals

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I inked the stamp with Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant.  I misted the stamp four or five times before stamping it on the small piece of watercolor paper. 

I ran the smaller piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock through my Big Shot with the embossing folder.  I sponged Elegant Eggplant ink on top to highlight the embossing.  I then sponged around the outside edges of the card base and embossed cardstock with the Elegant Eggplant ink.

I sponged both pieces of Perfect Plum with the same color ink.  And I sponged both pieces of watercolor paper with Old Olive.

I mounted the embossed cardstock onto the large piece of Perfect Plum cardstock using sticky strips.  I didn't have any dark purple ribbon, so sponged Elegant Eggplant ink onto my white ribbon, glued it around the middle and tied a knot at one side.  I mounted the stamped image onto the embossed cardstock, popping it up with dimensionals and then mounted the whole thing onto the card base.

I framed the inside panel of watercolor paper with the Perfect Plum cardstock and mounted it to the inside of the card.

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