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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Watercolor Tag

Happy Saturday :o) Thanks to all for the wonderful comments. Just one more day till I draw a name from the comments left this week to see who gets their choice of the cards posted thru-out the past week (see sidebar)!

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
For this card I started with a plain white tag as shown.
*tip*
If you need tags but don't have any, just cut a rectangle of cs, trim one corner however you'd like, then take that scrap and use it to draw a line on the other corner so you'll know exactly where to cut to get them both the same. Then using a circle punch, punch any color scrap, glue this down top and center, and then use a smaller punch to punch thru the circle scrap and tag to get the reinforced hole appearance.
To get the floral image I used a Stampin' Up! stamp from the Happy Harmony set. I grabbed a set of opaque cake watercolor paints and a wet paintbrush and painted directly on the stamp with the watercolors. Make sure there's enough water to keep the stamp wet till you stamp, or mist the watercolored stamp lightly with water if it gets too dry.

*tip*
Start with the lighter color first, and stamp on the same type of paper once to make sure the colors work together. The colors will look a bit different when dry.

When the image on the tag has dried, ink up the quote stamp from the same set with black ink (I like the deep saturation of the Versafine ink these days). Edge the tag with a pink chalk inkpad in a corresponding shade directly from the pad. Tie a ribbon thru the tag hole, and set aside.

Cut a strip of green cs to match the stems and use black ink to stamp the harlequin bkgd (Stampin' Up!)

*tip*
When I'm using a portion of a large stamp I like to stamp on a bigger piece of cs than I need and then trim it down, rather than trying to line something up perfectly with the edges.

The last step is to use the same method described in yesterday's post to make a watercolor distress background in Distress Olive Green. Tear the edges, tack down on black cs and layer as shown.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

leenda said...

Love the clean lines in this piece. I just traded this SU set for a couple of PSX floral stamps....