I hope everyone had a blessed and safe New Year! Mine was uneventful, which is just what I wanted. Today’s card features a water coloring technique and is a Happy Birthday Card that features the Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies.
Have you ever been inspired to create a piece of artwork based on something you saw on a website (e.g., websites featuring jewelry, clothes, shoes, purses, etc.)? It is a fun process, and that process was used for creating this card.
Yesterday’s (1/2/15) Inspirational Challenge on the Splitcoaststampers.com website involved using punches or die cuts for a basic shape, and then picking a favorite medium and several colors to get a beautiful confetti effect. The Etsy.com website, The Wildlands, was to be viewed for inspiration. This item inspired me to use the Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (item #138135) to create my project. Check out the site as you will find such beautiful artwork featured there.
The Water Coloring Technique required using an adhesive tape (e.g., Frog Tape, a Painters’ Tape) from which to punch or die cut an image. After cutting out an image, what is left (i.e., the tape’s negative cutout) became a “mask” that is attached to a piece of water color paper. After attaching the mask, the image is to be water colored.
A better explanation of the technique can be found in this YouTube video by Lydia (aka; Understand Blue) who was the wonderful hostess for this challenge. Her video provides a wonderful tutorial on the technique. Stop by and watch it.
This is a closeup of the water colored butterflies. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my tape adhered correctly to my piece of water color paper, so the colors bled. 🙁 But, I gave it my best shot as water coloring is not my forta.
The photo below is one of the inside of the card. I added some doodling along with stamp images from Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set (item # 123759).
Don’t forget to watch Lydia’s video and try the technique!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen