I tried a new technique this week called Wet Paper Stamping. I read about it in Stampin' Success, our monthly demonstrator magazine. It is so easy and it gives the stamped image a blurred "artsy" look. I even used the same layout that they used in the magazine. I did use a different stamp set though.
To make this card I used the stamp set, Day of Gratitude because the large image really lends itself well to this technique. You can use any colors but I wanted a monochromatic look so I turned to my Color Coach and decided on the combination of Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green. By using a green palette, this card can be used any time of year - think versatile!
How I did it:
1. Mist the Watercolor Paper with water.
2. Stamp image with Pear Pizzazz ink and let it bleed a little.
3. Let this dry thoroughly.
4. With the help of a Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp directly over the first image with Garden Green ink.
I then rounded the corners and added a Garden Green Big Designer Button in the center. But I felt like it needed more so I used my 1" circle punch and punched a piece of Garden Green cardstock and added a Glimmer Brad for some extra embellishment.
For the base card: I stamped the lower portion of my base card with the leaf branch and Pear Pizzazz ink. I then added Garden Green 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. But wait you say. Stampin' Up! doesn't sell Garden Green Ribbon. No they don't, so I made it by coloring White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon with a Garden Green SU marker. How cool is that?! It worked beautifully and I love that I can have ribbon in all of our colors just by using a marker!! Again, versatility!
And finally, I added the sentiment, which is a little difficult to see in the photo, but it is right above the watercolor paper in the right corner. If I were reproducing this card, I think I would use Garden Green ink for the sentiment instead of Pear Pizzazz .
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, and Garden Green marker
Accessories: Glimmer Brad, 1" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch,
Big Designer Button, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/8" White Taffeta Ribbon