This week I tried out a new stamp set and technique! This card is made using Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Bundle. To make this card I first stamped the bird and branches on watercolor paper using Basic Gray Archival ink. I found a bird on Google to be my inspiration, check him out below. Used both watercolor pencils and ink pads to color in and soften with the aqua painters. I then used my big shot to cut the peices out.
For the background, I stamped with Old Olive on watercolor paper. Using my aqua painters, I then saturated the paper to blur the lines. Once dry I attached all the parts and added a black pearl to get a nice shiny eye.
Tip: use heat embossing gun to speed up the process. I also did this when coloring. It helped me darken the colors without the color bleeding from excess water.
Other supplies I used were Stampin’ Up! Stitched Framelits, burlap ribbon and dimensionals for the greeting.
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