I know how much we've all been going ga-ga over the new Watercolor Technique with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, so I decided to try it out on some other stamp sets. You can see my results with the Doodle This stamp set in my earlier post today and for this card, I used the technique on Soft Summer, the beautiful set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I think it turned out beautifully. This is also this week's Mojo Monday sketch!
I used a card base of Chocolate Chip with layers of Bella Rose DSP, Pink Pirouette, more Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The flowers were stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock with Black Craft Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, heat set and then watercolored with Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Summer Sun re-inkers (click for a larger image and to see the shimmer from the cardstock and embossing). I cut these out and then mounted them onto the stamped image with Stampin' Dimensionals. The vine and leaves were colored with a Chocolate Chip Marker, a Blender Pen and Kiwi Kiss re-inker. I finished it off with a bit of Kiwi Kiss 3/8" satin ribbon. The chocolate Chip polka dot DSP pattern is punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. The sentiment is from Elegant Cheer.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of this technique. It's just so darned much fun to watch the color spreading across the stamped images!
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Gotta go! Stop by tomorrow for a very special Mother's Day card!
Until then -- blessings, Gretchen