For today’s post, I thought I would share this very quick and easy watercolor card I created. It does use a bit of slightly “colorful” language, so if that offends you, please know my intent isn’t to offend. I just really loved the sentiment of this stamp and wanted to use it for a card.
I started this card by cutting a piece of watercolor paper from Ken Oliver down to 3.5 x 4.75″. I chose this particular watercolor paper because it’s a nice true white color. I treated the paper using an anti-static powder tool since I was planning to do some heat embossing.
The sentiment is from the Badass Every Day stamp designed by Angie Blom for Unity Stamp Co. I know it’s a bit difficult to read in the photo. It says, “Be strong when weak, brave when scared, humble when victorious, badass every day.” I stamped it using Versamark ink then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.
Next, I created a simple watercolor wash over the embossed sentiment. I used inks from Catherine Pooler and a large water brush to create the wash. I started at the top with Fiesta Blue, then switched to Aquatini in the middle, and finished at the bottom with Lime Rickey. When it was dry, I went over the entire thing with a clear Sparkle pen from Crafter’s Companion.
I matted the watercolor panel on a piece of black cardstock cut to 3.75 x 5″ using some super strong Scor-Tape adhesive. I then adhered the matted panel to an A2 top-folding card base using some foam tape. I thought about adding some twine or sequins to the card, but just kind of felt like everything I tried detracted from the sentiment. In the end, I decided to just leave my card as is and I love it!
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – the current theme is chill out, so I chose cool colors for my watercolor wash.
- HLS Watercolor Challenge – the current theme is anything goes.
Until next time …