Sunday, 24 September 2017

Joyous Greetings

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card. 
Playing with a new stamp from Penny Black called Red Delight and I must say, it was a delight to stamp with.

I began by masking the edges of my heavy weight cardstock with Painter's Tape.  
*the paper I get from my local store holds up well to a good amount of water and is smoother then watercolor paper which I like to use with this technique*
Next, I placed the paper into my Misti, coloured the stamp with Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped for a watercolour look.  Any type of water-based marker works with this technique because as you add water, the colours blend together to give the appearance of watercolouring.
I like to start with the lightest colour and add touches of a darker colour, repeating the above process.
Using the Misti makes the process of adding additional layers of colours a breeze.
If you don't have a Misti, then add all the colours onto the stamp at first,  layering them, spray with water and stamp just once letting the colours blend together.

For the watercolored background, I scribbled some ink with my Tombow markers directly onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colour with a wet paintbrush.  I wet my cardstock first with water before applying the ink.  I added the black dots to the flower centers using a fine line black marker.
When it was all dry, I used my Misti again to stamp the sentiment from a great new PB set called Joyful Wishes.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Christmas Card Throwdown- COLOURS (RED< GREEN<PINK)
Hiding in My Craft Room- ANY HOLIDAY
Sweet Stampin Christmas- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
The Merry Christmas Challenge- ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Red Delight (PB)/ Joyful Wishes (PB)
Inks- Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Tombow Markers/ Misti/ paintbrush/ non-stick craft mat (Ranger)
Painter's tape/ fine tip black marker (Staples)

27 comments:

  1. so cute! Thanks for sharing with us.
    ~Janis
    The Merry Christmas Challenge, Owner/DT

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  2. I love this design. As always you do such wonderful work.

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  3. So beautiful Karen, lovely rich red colour and a gorgeous blooms image, Kate x

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  4. So lovely, Karen. All the different colors in the background just emphasize those beautiful red poinsettia.

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  5. Fabulous card, thanks for sharing the technique so clearly too x

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  6. Vibrant colours, absolutely love them and your amazing card, great technique and such a unique effect x

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  7. Absolutely Stunning MISTI watercolor layering, Karen. I love your new PB stamp and sentiment set. Love your wet on wet watercoloured background too. A really Gorgeous Christmas card my friend. TFS Hugs...

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  8. Fabulous watercolour effect, a very beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
    Chris
    x

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  9. This is GORGEOUS, my friend! The poinsettias are such a vibrant, festive color and your washed background showcases them so well! Love the joyful sentiment too!

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  10. Beautifully done! Wonderful watercolour effect from the Tombows. And I love the repetitive sentiment running across the lower poinsettia.

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  11. DELIGHTFUL card and love the gorgeous colours you have achieved, truely stunning.xx [aNNie]

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  12. This is beautiful! Love the colours and lovely background. xxx

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  13. WOW WOW WOW absolutely beautiful, love the colours. Great instructions too, thank you.
    Faith
    x

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  14. I love these beautiful and arty poinsettias Karen and the inked background goes beautifully, so soft and pretty. x

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  15. Gorgeous as always Karen. Your watercolouring is always amazing. xx

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  16. How beautiful - and thanks for your tips on how to use the stamps and markers
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Such a beautiful Christmas card! Gorgeous watercolor effect!

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  18. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

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  19. Wow Karen, this is sooo beautiful! Love that watercolor look... must try it! And thanks so much for stopping by my place too!

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  20. Karen, such beautiful watercolouring with your Tombow markers. The effect is so soft. love the wash behind the flower :)

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  21. Beautifully done and it's interesting to hear how you coloured it. Your blended colours are amazing.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown

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  22. What is the name of the local store you get your paper from and what is the name of the paper (if you don't mind sharing the info!). I live in London, ON and we have an amazing store called Stamp Art...not sure if you are anywhere nearby. Love all your artwork; you are so talented! Thank you for sharing with us! Kara

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  23. Great design! It is lovely to see you sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stamping and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

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  24. What a fantastic festive card you made. I like your take of ours colors.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown, Andreja DT

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