We’re wrapping up a wonderful event over at StampNation that’s been going on all month. The event included some technique lessons from design team members for various companies in the industry. One of those lessons was taught by Courtney Kreeber from the Trinity Stamps design team.
Since StampNation is a paid membership site, I won’t be sharing the specific details for the technique. I did want to share the card though because I absolutely love how it turned out in the end. I loved it so much, I sent it to partner for our StampNation May Pen Pal Swap. The recipient has now received the card, so I can finally share this post.
The paint brush pail image is from the Crafting Forever stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper using VersaFine Onyx Black ink since it’s a waterproof ink. The sentiment is from the stamp set in the May 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. It was also stamped using the VersaFine ink. Since I was stamping on watercolor paper, I used my Mini MISTI which allowed me to double stamp and get a nice crisp image even with the texture of the paper.
For the watercolor background, I used some inks from Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD). The shades I used were Skylight, Daydream, and Juniper Mist which are all part of her Spa Collection of inks. After creating the background, I used the leftover ink to add some splatters on the panel.
After the watercolor background was dry, I colored the pail and paintbrushes using Copic markers. I decided it would be fun to paint the brushes in rainbow colors. Since there were 12 brushes instead of just seven which is the normal ROYGBIV rainbow, I used varying shades of each of the rainbow colors to stretch it out a bit. I ended up with a couple of shades of red, a couple of greens, a teal, etc.
Once I had all the Copic coloring done, I decided to add a bit a shimmer. I added a coat of Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to each of the barrel of each of the tools in the pail.
Since I decided to use this card for my May Pen Pal Swap, I decided to dress up the envelope a bit. Using the Skylight ink from CPD, I stamped one of the images from the Envelope Greetings stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I also used the same Skylight ink and more images from the Hero Arts stamp set to decorate the front of the envelope.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …