Today’s card I made quite some time ago but thought I’d share it with you as it is a good example (in my opinion) of the floating watercolour technique. Plus it just happens to be a pretty card suitable for many occasions.
In this instance, I have heat embossed the rose from the Rose Wonder Stamp set using white embossing powder onto Shimmery White card stock. This card stock has an ever so slightly sparkly surface and works well with watercolouring. I have then spritzed it with water so that it pools within in the different sections of the image. Using an aqua painter, I have picked up ink colours and dropped them carefully into each of the ‘pools’. The ink colour will move by itself and fill in the segments and just seems to settle in the right spot. It may look a little bit of a mess to start with, but once it is dry it all seems to come right.
The colours used for the rose were Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Tempting Turquoise and for the leaves Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green. But you can use a variety of colour combinations for different result, each card will be different.
What about trying Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral, or Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry, for example. There are not limits to possible colour options.
Once the image is thoroughly dry, I have fussy cut it out and using dimensionals, adhered onto a Whisper White card stock which has been stamped with Timeless Textures and Smokey Slate, and mounted onto a Smokey Slate card base.
This is a very versatile stamp set with a number of greetings for all occasions in great fonts and the large open rose stamp is perfect for a number of different techniques.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Stamp set: Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Smoke Slate, Versa Mark
Miscellaneous: White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Aqua Painter Brush, Multipurpose Liquid glue.