Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sunshine Wishes for Technique Night Classes

I should have titled this blog post Casing Kim because I'm afraid I have a thing going on with a new blog I have discovered. I just love the work of Kim Jolley of Stampin Artfully.  I especially like her watercolour backgrounds and since I am doing a backgrounds theme for my Technique Night classes next week, I have been lurking around her blog to come up with some exciting ideas for my class attendees. This card is the result of one of those lurks.

The background is pretty much a copy of Kim's, but I've changed the rest of the card by using a different die and sentiment. The background is a technique developed by Kim called her #foolproofwatercolor technique, which she very generously shares with her readers for free. Pop over to her blog to find out more about it.

  • The technique involves wadding up baby wipes and daubing them on your ink pads and then on watercolour paper. I've tried it on plain Whisper White, but I'm happier with the results on Watercolour Paper.
  • You then use Stampin' Write Markers to colour only parts of texture stamps and stamp them on your background and add splatters and some Wink of Stella for effect. On this background I used texture stamps from both Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge and an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker.
  • I used Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for the die cuts you see on the card front. Each of the die cuts has been enhanced with Clear Wink of Stella even though the camera doesn't readily show it. Although you can see a little sparkle, the effect is much more stunning in real life.
This was a particularly fun card to make and I hope my class members have just as much fun with it.

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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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1 comment :

  1. Just stumbled on to this post. Thank you very much! I am honored that you like my work. Your card is lovely!


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