I don’t know about you but I think I love creating cards for my crafty besties the most…and I’m always on the lookout for great stamps to do just that. When I opened the March Subscription box, I hit the jackpot!
I was immediately drawn to the little paint tubes and thought it would be a fun card to have the all spilling out into a fun background of rainbow colors.
I started by stamping the paint tubes 5 across the top of the watercolor paper that is trimmed down to 5.5″ x 4.25″ to fit a standard size A2 card base. I used my tried and true Inkon3 Blackout Ink and stamped some off the page so it looked pretty random. Now I can start adding my watercolor in rainbow order using a small No 2 Round brush and slowly drawing the color down the page. I love this washy look so much. I also splashed a bit of the color on the background for even more random texture in the background. Once that layer was dry, I added some shading with a neutral gray watercolor as well as some shimmer with the Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust mixed with some water on the tubes of paint I stamped. I mean, what card is complete without a little shimmer?!
The sentiment stamp set including in this month’s kit is nothing short of amazing. You can build so many different greetings and since this is going to one of my crafty girlfriends, I created You Inspire Me using a combination of the different fonts included in the set. I love handlettering and if you love the look but can’t quite get the hang of it, this stamp set makes it super easy to get that look without any of the fuss!
This is such a fun way to add some watercolor to your cards if you’re new or just starting out with this medium. You really can’t go wrong because the idea is to make it as loose and organic looking as you want.
Do you love to create cards for your crafty friends, too? This box is definitely for you – shop this Hedgehog Hollow Box before it’s too late! Leave me a comment below and let me know who you most love to send cards to!
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