Wetlands Watercolour

I’m thinking about renaming this blog to “The Wetlands”…  I once again have created a Wetlands card to share with you.  What can I say – I love this stamp set.  It’s so beautiful and goes so well with so many occasions.  It shows off techniques perfectly and most of the cards end up being gender neutral.  This card came out of a request for a birthday card for a female that wasn’t girly.  I used Watercolour paper, an Aqua Painter and squeezed ink pads to create the watercolour “wash” on the wading birds section.  I’m nowhere near being ‘artistic’, but this technique is soooooooooooo easy – even I can manage to create a watercolour painting.  You must use watercolour paper to achieve this effect and the birds must be stamped in Staz On.  Stamp the birds first, then wash your colour over to match their positioning.  Hopefully the non-girly recipient loves her card – I think it’s stunning, but best of all I had such fun making it!  Kelly x



Tools: Big Shot

Embossing Folder: Stripes

Thinlit Die: Circle Card

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Specialty Card: Watercolour Paper

Ink: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Jet Black Staz On

Stampin’ Write Marker: Early Espresso

Stamp Set: Wetlands

Accessories: Aqua Painter, Pool Party Button (retired), Linen Thread


2 thoughts on “Wetlands Watercolour

    1. I will try to plan something for June. Let me know if you want to hold something at your house for you & a small group of friends. Or you’re welcome to come around anytime for a cuppa & craft. PS, if you remember back to the 5 card workshop we did earlier this year, this technique is very similar to the one we did with the lantern card.

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