Sunday, March 4, 2018

National Craft Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Craft Month blog hop!  I'm glad you stopped by today.  The theme for this hop is anything current from Stampin' Up!   That makes it the perfect time to try out something new that I've been seeing on Pinterest.

I created the background by adding evenly spaced strips of washi tape diagonally on a piece of watercolor paper.  I used a scrap strip of cardstock to help me evenly space the washi tape.

I then used the Watercolor Pencils to add color directly to the watercolor paper. I used the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry pencils for my feature card.  The colors in the the tutorial pictures are Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry.  TIP: You can create additional shades by layering colors with the Watercolor Pencils.  

I then used an Aqua Painter to swirl and spread the color.  Let dry (or if you are impatient like me, use the Heat Tool to speed up the process).

When you remove the strips of washi tape, you will be left with a beautiful striped background!

To make sure the background stayed the focus of the card, I stamped the flowers from Petal Palette and left them without any additional color. 

 I added a tiny amount bling with the tear-shaped Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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  1. Love this background technique. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you Annette! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Great technique, thanks for the 'tutorial'. Love how it just makes your card pop with fun, Thanks Lisa

    1. Thank you Libby. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Love the background. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Awesome technique, one I will case. Thanks

  5. Thank you so much for this tutorial. So simple yet so stunning!

  6. great idea for a simple background - I'm impatient too so would use a heat tool! TFS


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