Welcome to the ESAD 2016 Blog Hop featuring items from the new Occasions Catalogue ‘Handmade from the Heart’ and the 2016 Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You may have hopped here from Nicole Wilson, or you may be starting here. I hope you enjoy the projects we have all created for you!
I had lots of fun creating for this blog hop. I am IN LOVE with just about everything in the new Occasions Catalogue!
Water colouring is BIG at the moment and fun to create as you never get the same effect twice. I love it. I had a special card to make for my niece’s 16th birthday – so I set to work creating a card that looked a bit special using some of our new products in our Handmade from the Heart Catalogue.
I find water colouring directly onto card difficult. So my favourite technique for watercoloring is by using reinkers and dropping them onto my largest clear block. I add a drop or two of water from my aqua painter and swirl it around on my block. I then add more colours as I desire until I am satisfied. I then pick the block up and tilt it slightly from side to side (this makes the colours run a little) and then stamp it on to my paper. You will need drying time with this method, or dry with the heat tool.
I used pool party, blushing bride and watermelon wonder for this card as I was originally going to combine it with the Birthday Bouquet DSP. But I had a bit more fun with the watercoloring by dropping more ink onto the card and using a straw to blow the ink around – like what we used to do in art in primary school. It was a bit of fun!
I then splattered the card base with some gold glitter, framed it with the largest scallop square framelit, added our newest ribbons and cut the numbers from the Number of Years framelits (loving these!). I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment ‘Dream Big’ from the ‘Enjoy the LittleThings’ Stamp set and cut out the ‘dream’.
Here’s a close up for you –
And don’t forget the inside of the card! I added a smaller piece of the watercoloring to the inside of the card too!
I hope you enjoyed this project. I would love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment for me 🙂
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