Good morning! We survived the hot and humid weekend and even got to check out the new Star Trek Beyond movie, which we loved. With the start of the new week it's time for another challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog, this time it's a technique challenge and we're using Watercolor Resist as the technique. I love this technique, not only since we have some fun UV treated papers that already have printed designs ready for color, or you can make your own using heat embossing. Hubby had a coworker who recently had a baby and I've been working on the baby gift which of course means we needed a card.
I started with So Saffron cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront. For the background of the cardfront I used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set and stamped using Pool Party ink. The greeting was stamped directly on the cardfront using Basic Black ink and the Suite Sayings stamp set.
For the main image I started by stamping the cute rubber duck from the Something for Baby stamp Stampin' Write Markers before stamping on Whisper White cardstock. I cut it out using Paper Snips (since I don't have the Baby's First Framelits but they coordinate so cutting out the baby images are super easy). Next I used the new Jar of Love stamp set and stamped the medium jar using Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using the Big Shot and Everyday Jars Framelits. To create the technique background I started by stamping the same bubble image from the Playful Backgrounds set using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using the Heat Tool and White Emboss Powder. To color in the background I used Pool Party ink and swirled it to create a water look effect (so fun and easy). I attached the duckie in the jar using a dimensional. To make the lid for the jar I heat embossed it using Copper Emboss Powder. The final touch was to add some Copper Metallic Thread looped behind the jar and then attached the jar to the cardfront.
I love how this card turned out and how you can use a couple of little techniques and embellishments t elevate the card without going over the top. There are so many great ways to use this technique for the perfect effect on any project you have so check out the other projects the design team is sharing and then play along and share what you come up for even more ideas.
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