A lot of my scrappy friends have been using watercolors lately on their projects and I have to admit that I love the look of it. I've said before that I am not an artist. My 6 year old is better at drawing than I am. And I have used watercolors in the past...in coloring books when I'm coloring with my girls. :)
When I saw this weeks Pinspired Challenge, I decided to grab my biggie's watercolor set (she doesn't turn every color black like my youngest does) and try my hand at some boldly-colored ombre designs. I love how both of them turned out! Here is the challenge picture:
And here are the cards I made:
For this first card, I stamped the watercolor paper with a fun new background stamp I recently got using Versamark, then used clear embossing powder to create a resist for the watercolors. I brushed the watercolors on from the bottom to the top, so the bulk of the color would be at the bottom of the card. I added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive to make it stand out. I like how the ombre effect adds something extra to this simple card.
Update: The first card helped me win the challenge! :)
For my second card, which ironically I made first and didn't realize I was going to be making two cards with such similar-colored backgrounds, I used some washi tape to mask off the edges to create a border. Once the paint was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and then used white embossing powder to make the sentiment look crisp against the colored background.
That is all for today! Until next time...