Hello everyone! Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) watercolor card to share with you. Now I know you are probably thinking--CAS watercolor? LOL! But yes, it is very quick and easy to achieve--even if you are new to watercolor.
Here is the card that I designed. It has a beautiful watercolor look but it is also very simple and elegant. To start I used I stamped a sentiment from JustRite Clear Stamp - Grand Handwritten Sentiments using VersaMark Ink on to Ranger Watercolor Paper . I applied Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White to the inked sentiment and then used a heat tool to heat set the embossing powder. Next I used a Faber-Castell Mix & Match Deluxe Water Brush and I applied just plain water to the paper in the shape of a square around the sentiment--about a 3 x 3 square. Then I took Distress Inks Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry and I pressed the ink pads on my craft mat. Using the Water Brush and starting with the lightest color of ink (Spun Sugar) I added water to the ink to create the watercolor. Then I applied it to the wet area on the watercolor paper using a dabbing motion and just letting the water and ink move around on the paper. I didn't cover the whole area--I just added the ink in about three different spots. Then I added the second color (Worn Lipstick) and a third color (Picked Raspberry). Like I said just dab the color on and let the colors blend and move around with the water. I know it might sound like a lot but it only takes a minute or two to do the watercolor background on this card. When you add the water to the paper first it will help the watercolor and the water to freely move around and blend. Once you are done with the background you can either set it aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the drying time.
Here is a close up of the watercolor. I used Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Squares to create the die cuts. I layered the watercolor piece on top of a pink die cut square. I used 3 D Foam Squares in between the layers for some dimension. Then I added some May Arts Pink Sheer Ribbon and created a pretty pink bow.
To finish off the card I added a few Sequins White Iridescent - 5mm.
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Stamps: JustRite Clear Stamp - Grand Handwritten Sentiments
Paper: Cardstock-White, Pink, Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ink: Distress Inks Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, VersaMark Ink
Dies: Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Squares
Ribbon: May Arts Pink Sheer Ribbon
Accessories: Sequins White Iridescent - 5mm, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3 D Foam Squares, EZ Runner, Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White, Faber-Castell Mix & Match Deluxe Water Brush, Heat Tool