Another card technique that has been on my “to try” list — creating a background using some of the smaller stamps from a set and then loosely watercolouring over them.
Any one of the large number of cards with loose watercoloured backgrounds that I have seen on Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram and the blogs I follow.
I marked off the strip where the sentiment would go and covered the background by stamping several of the smaller snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn “frosties” stamp set; the gaps were filled in with the tiny sparkle and the star from the “joy to the woods” set.
Then I painted loosely over the snowflakes in some different blues and over the stars in yellow.
Once the watercolour was dry I stamped the sentiment strip. Then I decided to add a bit of sparkle by using iridescent medium to cover the stars and for a fine shiny spatter over the whole panel.
I added narrow strips of silver glitter tape above and below the sentiment, mounted the panel onto a blue card base, and added some gems between the repeating sentiments as the final touch.
Lawn Fawn – frosties
Lawn fawn – joy to the woods
Ranger – archival – jet black
Delicata – pigment ink – silvery shimmer
Delicata – pigment ink – golden glitz
Windsor & Newton Cotman watercolours – cerulean blue hue, cobalt blue hue, ultramarine, cadmium yellow hue
Paperchase – glitter tape
Kars – pearl adhesive stones – clear
- paper and card:
Tim Holtz – watercolour paper
Craftwork Cards – pearl – kings blue
Windsor & Newton – iridescent medium