I told my husband, when I sat down to create something for today’s blogpost, that a person really can’t just play with paper only once every couple of weeks. It’s not good for their inner child. Plus you forget how. So I started by picking one thing out of my most recent pizza box and telling myself to just play with it. It turned out to be the Impression Obsession Sketched Roses background stamp. Which Lori told me she just KNEW I’d be getting! Because c’mon, look at it’s gorgeousness!?
I stamped it with Versamark Ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder for a change. Then I started messing with watercolor paints. (It’s been entirely too long….) I love, that with the larger size of these background stamps, and some judicious cutting, I can get two cards from one effort. Like here. And that gold heart washi tape by Little B?? I’m not surprised it’s already sold out in the store, but check with Lori if she can’t get more in…!
If you’re looking to duplicate this coloring technique, I washed the entire sheet of watercolor paper with a wide brush and water, and then with lots of water on my smaller round tipped brush, I just touched the color down into the centers of the roses and let the water do the work. Couldn’t be easier!
I also tried stamping and gold heat embossing the same stamp onto patterned paper. I didn’t want anything too busy, but I found that it sure glams up an ordinary piece of striped paper!
I also love how, with the interest the background paper provides, it takes very little more to make a card look finished. Just a sentiment, some watercolor paint splats or enamel dots, a pretty Anna Griffin die cut or dimensional paper rose by Prima, and you’re good!
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