Forever Ferns

Hello my crafty friends,

Today’s card is featuring the Forever Ferns stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This card would be perfect for any occasion –a birthday, thinking of you, or thank you to name a few!

I paired this stamp set with a watercolour technique that is quick and easy to do!  All you need to create this background is a couple of complementary ink pads (I used Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape), a clear block, a water spritzer, and some watercolour paper.

To create this multi-coloured background, ink up your clear block with your inks, spritz with water (I sprayed my block about 4 times from 6 inches away).  You want it to be wet, but not too too wet!  I then stamped the block down on the watercolour paper and left it there for at least 30 seconds to allow the ink to absorb into the paper.  I then carefully lifted the block up and set the paper aside to dry.  This may take a few times to get the hang of how much water to use, but I’m sure you’ll be having fun seeing how this technique can transform a plain background into something fun and colourful!  Once the background was dry I stamped my focal image from the Forever Ferns stamp set and cut the watercolour paper down to the size I wanted.

 


Card Recipe:

Ingredients:
Forever Ferns Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Trimmer
Clear Block
Stampin’ Spritzer
Melon Mambo
Bermuda Bay
Gorgeous Grape
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stampin’ Seal

Directions:

  1. Cut the cardstock to the following dimensions:
    Whisper White (4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″) & (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″)
  2. Ink up the clear block and spritz with water
  3. Stamp the clear block onto Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, let sit for at least 30 seconds for the ink to absorb into the watercolour paper and set aside to dry
  4. When the watercolour paper is dry, stamp the image from the Forever Ferns Stamp Set.  I then cut down the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper to 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  5. Adhere the watercolor paper to the square of whisper white and then adhere the small square to the square cardbase.

If you see anything you’d like to purchase, please visit my shop for a list of products used!

Happy Crafting,
Kelly

 

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