In this post, I am sharing the Father’s  Day card that was made for my dad.  When trying to decide which type of card to make, I decided to employ a watercolor technique using the 2014-2016 In Color inks from Stampin’ Up! along with one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree.  The sentiments and tags were taken from a Paper Pumpkin kit. The watercolor technique employed using a Clear-Mount Block and “stamping” desired ink colors onto the blocks. After the ink colors are applied directly to the clear-mount block, spray lightly with water and press ink side down onto watercolor paper to transfer the inks to the paper.
Watercolor was such fun that I decided the July card class would focus on Watercolor Techniques.  The clear-mount block method described above was used, as was a second technique of applying ink to a clear-mount block.  This method employed using Stampin’ Markers to color sections of the clear-mount block, lightly spraying the ink on the block with water and pressing ink side down onto the watercolor paper.  Both of the block/ink watercolor methods create unique designs (no two are alike!) and they provide beautiful bases for stamping your desired image.

 In addition to the block stamping watercolor method, we also used aqua painters and classic stamping pads to color stamped images on watercolor paper. The last two photos shared employed this coloring technique.  

Watercolor using Clear-Mount Block and 2014-2016 In Color Collection (Stampin’ Up!)  Image is from Stampin’ Up! Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set

Watercolor using Stampin’ Up! 2014-2016 In Color Collection and images from Stampin’ Up! Bloom with Hope and Sassy Salutations

Watercolor with aqua painters: image Stampin’ Up! Vivid Vases
Watercolor with aqua painters: images Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree and Four You
Be sure to give the Watercolor techniques a try…you’ll have fun creating different looks!  
I’ve been experimenting with the new Blendabilities from Stampin’ Up! and will be sharing the projects in my next post…so check back soon or better yet, sign up and receive notice of the post!

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