Stamped watercolour card
Co-ordinate the colours in your papercraft with a fab watercolour effect and matching stamped sentiment. Personalise with any text or colours you fancy; you'll have the technique mastered in no time. Make the most of your 3D foam pads to make that colourful card pop even more!
1. Select your chosen colour palette from the shades in Artiste’s dual-tip watercolour pens caddy. Scribble some of the colour onto an acrylic stamp block – the more ink you apply, the deeper the colour. Use a paintbrush to add a sparing amount of water to blend the colours.
2. Once the desired effect has been created on the stamp block, flip it over onto white cardstock to transfer the design. This can be repeated numerous times, but make sure the first layer is dry before applying the next. Leave to dry.
3. Draw a sweeping curve onto the cardstock, or alternatively use a die. Carefully cut along the line with a pair of scissors and trim the sides to fit your card blank.
4. Secure foam tape to the reverse of the watercolour panels to create dimension. Position on the card front and lightly mark the top and bottom edges with a pencil, then place to one side.
5. Use your favourite stamp (Denise used the ‘Hello’ stamp that was free with issue 66 of Creativity) and one of Papermania’s mini pigment pads to create the greeting, positioning this to the right-hand side of the card blank.
6. Finally, mount foam tape on the back of your two watercolour panels and secure in place.
Project and how-to instructions by Denise Fletcher. Originally featured in the May issue (82) of docrafts Creativity magazine.