George Washington, the father of our country, was born on this day. So was my little sister, who always got her birthday off from school (the little twerp). Oh yeah, and so was a fabulous new stamping forum
called Stampin' Addicts
! And to celebrate their 2nd birthday, we are having a Birthday Blog Hop featuring different stamping techniques, all with a birthday theme. If you are following the hop in order, you just landed here from Holly's blog
, where punch art was the technique. That pizza made me hungry! This is stop number three and the technique is Watercoloring. (Here's a link to all the stops on the hop, in case you get lost.)
The first card uses the marker-to-stamp technique. Using a Stampin' Write Marker, color directly on your stamp. Mist Shimmery White cardstock lightly with water before stamping to get that soft watercolor look.
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Up next is the Watercolor Bleed technique using re-inkers. Heat emboss image in white on Shimmer White cardstock or Watercolor Paper. Moisten image with water in a mist sprayer, then pick up ink with an Aqua Painter and spread it around, letting it "bleed" on the image.
And the last card features a quick, easy technique. Simply stamp the image on Watercolor Paper using a Classic Stampin' Pad in your color choice, then use a Blender pen to spread the color around as desired. Easy-peasy! Note: After the pony was inked up, the Blender Pen was used to remove the ink on the eye and nostril. Then a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker was used to color (marker-to-stamp) the eye and nose.
There are sooo many different ways to watercolor...you've only seen a few here! I hope you are inspired to try some of these techniques. Check back on Monday for the materials used in each card.
Up next is Carmen's blog
, where she's going to show the inlaid embossing technique (one of my new favorites!). Love the bats, especially.......
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to check out Stampin' Addicts
. It is a warm, friendly Stampin' Up-only community, and is open to everyone
, not just demonstrators! It's free, it's fun, and it's full of fabulous ideas. (Be sure to check out the gallery.) Tell 'em Cindy sent you!
These are all beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
Beautiful- LOVE your rose!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards, love the Vintage look of the Roses. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow! Your rose is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe I still haven't tried that technique yet! Great job on all of your projects!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. The rose is amazing!ReplyDelete
Love your cards Cindy! Great job.ReplyDelete
Fabulous, as always! I really love your rose, too. Another technique that I haven't tried (how is that possible??!!). Oh, and Feb. 22nd is my mom's birthday too...quite a fine date indeed.ReplyDelete
That rose card is my fav! Love how you used the leaf image from Autumn Splendor!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! You make the prettiest bows to compliment your projects.ReplyDelete
Great projects! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Cindy, I love your cards! So beautiful!ReplyDelete
Totally LOVE!! That bow on the first card is so cool!ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous. I love how you layered the rose!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love the first one the best!ReplyDelete
I love the color fade on the first card. Thank youReplyDelete
These are terrific cards! I love the Just Believe one the most! Now following your blog from SC #342...hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance. http://alacards.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Cindy, your cards are gorgeous!! Love your ribbon treatment on that first card. Fabulous job on all your projects!!ReplyDelete
Very pretty cards! I do not see the bleed on the second one, but it could be my eyes.ReplyDelete
Great cards Cindy, but wow that rose is just gorgeous! Love that whole card. I really have to try this tech sometime.ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects!! But wow on that rose!! Stunning!ReplyDelete
oooooo, everything is so lovely, Cindy! I'm especially taken with your first card--such a lush color combo. . . .ReplyDelete
Lovely cards! I always love watercoloring!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The roses are my favorite.ReplyDelete
Cindy I love all your cards, watercoloring is so much fun!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty set of projects. Super job!ReplyDelete
Your cards are beautiful--as always!ReplyDelete
Stunning cards and some great techniques. Hoping my mojo returns soon.ReplyDelete
So very pretty! I love the bows most....I just haven't seen such a lovely layered bow as your marina and daffodile one...it captured my attention even over all your great cards!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so beautiful. I love the watercolour effects. They are so soft.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! :)
Cindy, your projects are beautiful and I especially love the bows! They really are outstanding!!ReplyDelete