Monday, February 16, 2015

Fun with Watercoloring Backgrounds and Banner Blessings

One of my very favorite of the newer Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets is Banner Blessings.  I am thrilled for my sweet friend Holly Stene because she designed that set.  Any time you can add some of the God's Word to a card, it is a good thing in my thinking and this set is all about that!

The background panel was a watercolor technique that was achieved by putting 3 colors of Stampin' Ink on an acrylic block and then spritzing with water and pushing or smooshing the block down onto watercolor paper.  I also spritzed a little water directly onto the paper after the ink was smooshed onto it.  I then ground up a little sea salt over the background and allowed the dry.  The salt absorbs some of the water and makes a speckled effect on the background. One the background is dry, just brush off the salt.   It is a super fun technique.  I hope you'll try it!

I've also used the Butterfly Basics stamp set, as well as a Vintage Stampin' Up! Set called Of the Earth.

The card base was Coastal Cabama with a layer of Mossy Meadow.  The watercolor background was created using water color paper.   Ink colors used in the smooshing were Mossy Meadow, Tempting Turquoise, and Hello Honey. The flower image was stamped with Stazon Black onto the watercolor paper after the background technique was achieved. The butterflies were stamped with Stazon onto Gold Cardstock The greeting was stamped onto Naturals White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Both the greeting and the watercolored panel were mounted on a layer of Basic Black Cardstock for contrast.

Hope you love the way this card turned out as well as I did.




  1. This is beautiful Tina :o)

  2. You're so sweet! Beautiful card and I too love spreading Gods word - even on a card :)