First the card:
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, High Tide
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Basic Black and Poppy Parade (retired) card stock
Accessories: Basic Black ink; Moss Green, Brilliant Red, and Yellow Brusho; Tombow All Purpose Glue
Tools: Stampin' Spritzer and water
1. Sprinkle Brusho colors on to watercolor paper which has been taped down to a study base of some sort. I used the cardboard backing to the glimmer paper packs, and painter's tape. A light touch with the Brusho is generally all that's necessary. Spritz with water. Set aside to dry. Once dry, if necessary add more Brusho and spritz with more water, until you get the effect you want.
2. Assemble card base. Poppy Parade for base, Basic Black for mat.
3. Stamp Lovely as a Tree stamps and the birds from the High Tide set, on to watercolor background, using Basic Black ink. Trim panel to fit.
4. Attach to card base with Tombow. I initially tried with SNAIL adhesive and it didn't hold because the paper was a bit warp-y. I used Tombow and put something heavy on top of it to hold it down until it dried. That did the trick!
I have to say that I haven't done many cards with this method of coloring yet, but this is my favorite so far. I have several other backgrounds made, just have to figure out what theme I want to use with them. Stay tuned.
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