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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Watercolor and Acetate Card

Hi Everyone!
Here is another card we made in class this month. I came across this fun watercolor and ink technique  on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. I love how it turned out. Elizabeth Craft Designs large Happy Birthday die was the perfect size to add to the front.



Instructions:

Adhere red cardstock to front of a standard A2 size card base. Make watercolor background.

Watercolor Background:
Press Distress Ink pads on acrylic block in different spots. Colors used- Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey, Festive Berries. Spritz well with water from a mister. Flip block over and stamp, centered onto watercolor paper. Let the block sit for a few seconds on the paper so the colors will be absorbed. Lift off block. Repeat as desired until you achieve a look you like. Dry with heat tool. Spritz with bronze mist. Dry

Stamp flower on acetate strip with Stazon Ink. Be careful not to let the stamp move on the acetate or it will smear. Set aside to dry. Adhere watercolor piece to green mat. Adhere dry acetate piece to watercolor paper about 1/8” from right side. Using mini glue dots positioned behind the thickest parts of the stamped image will secure the acetate without showing on the front. Add to watercolor piece to card front on pop dots. Diecut Happy Birthday from green cardstock. Adhere to card front over watercolor and acetate about 3/4” from bottom. Add glitter dots to corners..


1 comment:

Mary Prasad said...

Beautiful card Debra! Great background!