Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hello, I’m delighted to share with you this Wedding card I made for my first project as part of the Kuretake Design team.   It’s a really simple way of getting the look of watercolour painting, without needing good painting skills, the stamps do all the hard work for you!

Materials Used:
15 x 15cm card blank
White card
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 colour set
Kuretake Wink of Stella Brush pen in Gold
Zig watercolour brush
Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers stamp set and matching dies
Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set
Lil’ Inkers Stitched Mats Circles die
Ranger Adirondack ink pad in Latte
Daler Rowney Cold Pressed Watercolour paper

    Mix some Deep Violet and White Gansai Tambi paints to create a pale violet colour.   Using a little water, paint this onto the clear flower stamp.

Stamp onto watercolour paper.  Repeat this several times (although you will only need 3 flowers for the finished card, stamp extras so that you can pick out the best).  Experiment a little with the amount of water you use to get the result you like best.

Repeat the same process using the leaf stamp, stamping with Olive Green paint.

Then using the darker Deep Violet paint, stamp the flower centres.

Cut a piece of white card to measure 14x14cm, then die cut a circle towards the top of the card.

 Stamp ‘Congratulations’ underneath the circle, then paint over the text using a Gold Wink of Stella Brush pen.   If you use a pale brown ink, it won’t show through the gold.

Attach the die cut piece to the card front using foam pads.
Die cut the flowers and leaves using the co-ordinating dies then attach the flowers with foam pads so they are a raised up a little, then attach the leaves with PVA glue.