Thursday, November 18, 2021

Unique Watercolor Background - Prince & Princess Stamp Set - Handmade Card Technqiues - Stampin' Up!

Hello My Crafting Friends,

Today I am excited to share with you a card made with a fun new watercolor technique and the Prince & Princess Stamp Set. This is a pouring technique and is so simple anyone at any level can do it and the results are so fun and unique each time. I hope you enjoy this card and that it inspires you to create something fun today. 

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If you want to make this exact card here are the measurements & the full supply list. Please feel free to substitute products that you don't have with those that you do. I would love to see many different variations of these cards, please share them with me by tagging me in any social media post - @creativechelsey #creativechelsey .

Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this card:

Smoky Slate Cardbase – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper – 3 ½” x 5”

Basic White Cardstock – scraps for stamping

Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (Black & White Stripe) – ½” x 5”

Basic Black Cardstock – scraps for greeting

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the cards:

Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set 155787 $10 – Host Stampin’ Rewards

Pattern Party Designer Series Paper 155426 $18 – Host Stampin’ Rewards

Party Puffins Stamp Set 155054 $20.00

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

Smoky Slate Cardstock 131202 $8.75

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 149612 $9.00

Basic Black Cardstock 159276 $9.75

Misty Moonlight Ink Refill 153124 $3.75

Pool Party Ink Refill 122933 $3.75

Just Jade Ink Refill 153121 $3.75

Balmy Blue Ink Refill 147168 $3.75

Misty Moonlight Ink Pad 153118 $7.50

Just Jade Stampin’ Blend Markers 153107 $9.00

Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blend Markers 155521 $9.00

Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Markers 154882 $9.00

Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Markers 154892 $9.00

Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend Markers 154904 $9.00

Memento Black Ink Pad 132708 $6.00

VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50

Basics Embossing Powders (Black, White, Clear) 155554 $18.00

Heat Tool 129053 $30.00

Gilded Leafing 154560 $9.00

I have also included a list of the suggested supplies/tools I like to use when crafting.

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive 152813 $8.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive 138995 $7.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Mini Dimensionals 144108 $4.00

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

Stamparatus – Stamp Positioning Tool 146276 $49.00

1- Mix about 1 Tablespoon of water with about 5 drops of Ink Refill in coordinating colors. I used Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight.

2- Place your watercolor paper inside a container and pour the lightest color in puddles on the paper. Let it soak in for a little bit, then dry with a heat tool.

3- Continue this same process with the other colors, moving from the lightest to darkest colors. Make sure to dry between each color or the colors will bleed.

4- Stamp three Lilly Pads & three Cat Tails in Memento Black Ink and color with coordinating Stampin’ Blend Markers. I used Light Just Jade & Dark Soft Succulent for the Lilly Pad. I used Light Just Jade, Dark Soft Succulent for the leaves of the Cat Tails and Light & Dark Crumb Cake for the tops. Fussy cut out.

5- Stamp the Frog & Crown in Memento Black Ink. Color with Light Old Olive and add shadows with the Dark Old Olive and blend. Add Dark Crumb Cake to the warts. Add a little shadow to the eyes with the light Smoky Slate. Fussy cut out.

6- Add Gilded Leafing to the crown with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a toothpick. Let the glue dry so it is tacky, place a couple flakes over the glue and brush off the excess.

7- On the bottom of the watercolor paper stamp three Puddle images in Misty Moonlight.

8- Glue a Lilly Pad in the center of each Puddle.

9- Add the Frog with dimensionals so he sits on a Lilly Pad.

10- Glue two Cat Tails behind the Frog and one on the other side.

11- Stamp your greetings in VersaMark on Basic Black Cardstock. Then cover with White Embossing Powder, remove excess, and heat with Heat Tool. Separate the words by cutting them out. Add them above the Frog with dimensionals.

12- Adhere the Black and White Stripe DSP piece to the left side of the Watercolor paper and place in the center of your cardbase.

All Done!

If you would like to watch me create this card with step by step tips and directions please watch this video:

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Have a creative day,


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