Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Watercolored Sympathy

 Stampin' Up! has released the list of retiring products that will not be carrying over into the next catalog!  Yikes!  Have you gotten everything you want from your wish list?  I bet not...I still have things on my list!  Head on over to my online store, click Shop Now and place your order soon to have the best shot at getting what you want.  Accessories are while supplies last and stamps will be available until May 26 and after that while supplies last until June 2. Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals as well!

  On to the card for today!  I saw this color combo while going through my Color Coach (soon to be retiring) and thought it would make for a good sympathy card.  And the Paper Players challenge is to do some watercoloring.  Perfect!

  The base is Crumb Cake and then I have 2 layers of Watercolor paper. The top layer of Watercolor paper I misted with water and then used an Aquapainter and reinkers to brush the color across the paper.  The colors used are Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and Hello Honey.  I used my heat tool to dry the paper so I could continue with the stamping.  No two cards will be exactly alike with this water coloring technique.  It's fun to see how the inks blend together.

  I inked up the Serene Silhouettes stamp with markers and then lightly misted the stamp with water before stamping.  The image in the circle was stamped again without reinking.  The "Praying for You" was stamped in Hello Honey ink full strength without water.  It was then punched out with the        1 3/8" circle punch.

  A length of Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon (soon to be retiring) was tied around the top panel and the punched circle was popped up on top of it with a dimensional.  The whole image panel is also popped on dimensionals.

  Get out those inks and watercolor paper and see what you can do!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Thoughts & Prayers

Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey

Paper: Crumb Cake, Watercolor paper

Accessories: circle punch, seam binding ribbon, dimensionals, Aquapainter



  1. Soft, subtle and beautiful Amanda. Conveys your message perfectly.

  2. The background of your beautiful card is so very pretty and I love that you've used the same colors for the stamping - a great look! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  3. Just gorgeous, Amanda! Always love your work and this is no exception. Beautiful colors and love the soft look of your watercolored background. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Very pretty. So soft and beautiful, just perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Absolutely beautiful, Amanda! I love your soft color combo and you watercoloring is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)


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