Welcome back, crafty friends! Today’s card features a technique I have only just tried for the first time recently. I grabbed some of my BRUTUS MONROE STENCILS, their new SWEET POPS STAMP SET, and some watercolors and created a clean and simple card!
I wanted to see what would happen if I tried to apply watercolor over stencils and I really loved the outcome! I ended up with a loose, stenciled watercolor pattern for the background. I began by placing my PUGSLEY STENCIL over my WATERCOLOR PAPER and then added some water with my ROYAL AND LANGNICKEL ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH. I picked this brush up at Creativation 2018 and I am loving it!
Once I had water applied over my stencil, I picked up some TATTERED ANGELS GLIMMER MISTS with my brush, and just added it to where the water was on the paper. It was fun to see the color move through the water and take the shape of where I had already stenciled. This technique doesnt give a perfect stenciled impression, rather a loose, watercolor look.
I also wanted to add some shimmer, so I mixed a little PENNY POWDERED ELEMENTS with water and added that over my stenciled pattern, as well.
For the images, I used the cupcake image and a few candy images from the SWEET POPS set and colored them in with my PRISMACOLOR PENCILS. I tried to stick with bright, spring hues. This could easily become an Easter card, but since I wanted it to be more of a general card, I simply added a die cut “hello” to the front. I love this SCRIPTY HELLO DIE from Lawn Fawn. It’s definitely been a favorite sentiment of mine!
Lastly, I added a strip of PENNY RINEA FOIL to the side, and also a bit of ribbon to the top left corner. Very simple card, but the watercolor technique for the background is a fun and relaxing one to experiment with!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and a peek at this new SWEET POPS STAMP SET. If you are interested in any of the items I used in today’s post, please check out the list of supplies below!
Until next time,