Today we''re going to be creating a Quicky & Easy Faux Watercoloring Fall Leaves on a Card. Autumn is my favorite time of the year & there's not much I love better in nature than fall colors. Today we're using the gorgeous leaf in the Stampin'Up! Ranunculus Romance set.
Coloring individual leaves can take quite some time & since I'm not an artist I find it very challenging. So when I discovered how quickly & easily this coloring can be done I was in heaven.
Here's today's creation...
The best part is there's no right or wrong coloring--select 3 of your favorite colors & use the water painters on the Watercolor paper. I'll explain the quick foolproof technique below...you aren't really watercoloring ---you are simply smearing the watered colors onto the pre-wet paper & they are pretty much blending themselves. I
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1. Cut Thick Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)
2. Cut Very Vanilla 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Quatrefoil embossing folder and adher to card front.
3. Cut watercolor paper 3 1/2 X 5 (if creating more than one card use full sheet)
*Place 3-4 drops of reinker in the lids of the Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze ink pads.
*Using a water painter and a small container of water (the water painter doesn't deliver sufficient water for this technique) paint a light coat of water over the paper.
*Starting with Curry quickly pick up more water on the brush and add to the drops in the lid---add this color to random spots on the pre-wet paper. Repeat with Pumpkin and Cajun (if you work in this order you won't need to clean your brush between colors).
*When the entire sheet is colored let dry (or use heat gun). Die cut 5 leaves. Adhere these in a downward cascade from top left of card front. Add Wink of Stella to leaves
*Die cut 2 large and 2 small sprigs (Holly Leaves dies) from gold foil and insert as shown in sample.
4. Cut approximately 8" Vanilla/gold ribbon, tie in bow, and adhere to top of leaf cascade with a glue dot.
5. Stamp 'hello' (Go To Greetings) in Memento on vanilla cardstock, hand trim with paper snips. Adhere to card front with glue dots.
Your card is ready for sending.
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