Hi all! I’m here with a funky, retro sort-of card for you today. There was no real rhyme or reason here, believe it or not. Yes, I went out of my comfort zone. I literally chose three of the images from the new A Little Birdie stamp set and randomly stamped them with a hybrid ink. I knew I was going to watercolor them, so after inking, I heat set it with my heat gun. Nothing fancy, just go over the stamped images with your heat gun for maybe 20-30 seconds. That’s it. I then used my Zig Clean Color markers (any watercolor markers will work) and colored in only the edges of the images where I wanted the color to be darker. Just a little swipe, not colored perfectly AT ALL. Next, I spritzed some water onto my (waterproof) work surface and used a paintbrush to blend the ink. I watercolored one color at a time, meaning I watercolored all of the red parts. Cleaned my brush, then watercolored all of the orange parts. Cleaned my brush, and so on, until I was done. Again, I was going for a funky feel for this card, so the watercoloring is, well, sloppy. 😀 Pure fun and I love it! I used a light gray marker to sort of color in the background as well using the same technique as the birds. Once dried, I cut it with a rectangle die. The sentiment is from the Time to Celebrate stamp set. I stamped it onto black card stock, then embossed it with white embossing powder. Keeping with the funky-feel, I hand cut (gasp!) the sentiment. I layered the two pieces with foam adhesive. I hope I’ve inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and just have FUN!
Thanks for stopping by! And a shout out to my mom – today is her birthday! Love you!