For day seven of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I decided to play with one of the Color My World new release stamp set from Lawn Fawn that I picked up at my local stamp store yesterday. This set was originally released as a Black Friday special last fall, but I missed out getting. I was thrilled when I saw it was being released again!
For this card, I started by creating a really soft watercolor background on a piece of Crafter’s Companion watercolor cardstock. For this, I used the Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens in Light Pink, Light Violet, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, and Light Green.
As that was drying, I stamped all about a dozen of the crayon images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Stamper’s Select white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I knew I would need seven to represent each of the colors of the rainbow, but I wanted a few extra in case I ruined any while coloring them with my Copic markers. Here are the colors I used for each crayon:
- Red: R14, R17, R29
- Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07
- Yellow: Y11, Y15, Y17
- Green: YG41, YG06, YG09
- Blue: B00, B02, B05
- Indigo: B93, B45, B39
- Violet: V12, V15, V17
- Centers: C-1, 0
Once I had all of the crayons colored, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border. I topped them with a layer of clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. I didn’t add any to the center ovals, but did to the rest of each crayon. I also stamped the little smiley face on the two crayons I played to have on the top. I situated the smileys so it would appear they were looking at each other.
I stamped the sentiment from the Color My World stamp set in the upper right corner of the watercolor panel using the Colorbox Brights Paintbox pigment ink. I used the left-most end with the purple and red shades pouncing the stamp back and forth a bit to ensure a nice ombré effect. While the ink was still wet, I added some clear embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp and then set it with my heat tool.
My watercolor paper warped quite a bit as I was heat setting the embossed sentiment. I wasn’t sure if just using foam tape would be enough to keep it flat, so I opted to run it through my Xyron instead since that would put edge-to-edge adhesive on my panel. I then adhered it to my card base made from blue cardstock by Bazzill. Since the cardstock was so dark, I added a panel inside the card using another piece of Stamper’s Select cardstock. To finish things off, I added three of the smallest sequins from the Crystal Reflections assortment from Simon Says Stamp and that was the finished card.
I’m entering this card in the Watercolor Blog Hop being hosted by Pretty Pink Posh. If you haven’t already taken a peek at the amazing entries, you should! There are some absolutely incredible cards people have made for this blog hop.
Until next time …