I love the look of watercolor, and Painted Petals from Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to do. This is one of those “old” techniques that I had done in the past but had forgotten about. When Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!) demonstrated it at Leadership, I knew I wanted to revisit it.
Shelli used Shimmery White card stock in her demonstration, but I wanted to see how well it would work with Whisper White. Answer: Very well! Shimmery White is wonderful card stock, and it’s great with “water” techniques. But for classes, Whisper White is a more economical choice!
I stamped some of the petals in Blackberry Bliss, then spritzed with water. After it was completely dry, I added leaves in Garden Green and spritzed them. The Garden Green ink didn’t run nearly as well as the Blackberry Bliss, but that’s ok. I think it might have been a little muddy if both colors had run together.
After the panel was dry again, I added a few shadow petals in Soft Sky classic ink. And, finally, I added a sentiment from You’re Wonderful, one of the monthly photopolymer sets. (Sadly, between the time I made this card and today, the set became unavailable.)
I colored the striped design from the Irresistably Yours specialty designer series paper (from Sale-a-bration) with Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers. (Remember, you need to buff the panel with a paper towel or napkin to remove excess ink. It looks a lot better after, and keeps the ink from getting on your fingers or other materials you don’t want inked!)
As a final touch, I added part of a Tea Lace Paper Doily under the stamped image.
Don’t miss out on your favorite Sale-a-bration products! Sale-a-bration ends March 31, but everything except stamps is “while supplies last.” Since the Blendabilities have been pulled from the product line*, other products will be going fast, so place your order today!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a wonderful day.
*Due to quality issues with the manufacturing process, Stampin’ Up! decided to remove the Blendabilities from the product line. While the majority of the markers are fine, the ones with problems were outside the tolerance level. Contact your demonstrator if you have backordered or defective Blendabilities markers.