Craftie Cafe : Friends Card with Wplus9

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Hi All and welcome to today’s blog post and You Tube brought to you for the Craftie Cafe Online store. Today I demonstrate how I made this fun floral water colour card using some Wplus9 products.

This vibrant watercolour pallet was used with some watercolour oil pastels from Prima. Sometimes it is worth looking at your watercolour mediums and think outside the box. Usually I would draw with these and then blend in with a wet brush. However for today’s card creation I have rubbed the pastels directly on the stamp then spritz it with water to help with the blending process. Not only did it stamp well but it kept the image in tact and I was able to build on the colour with picking up pigment directly from the oil pastel.

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Now let me set the record straight I am not a watercolouring expert and I just wanted something light with some vibrancy that I had a lot of fun experimenting.

Originally I was just playing around on my desk grabbed a handful of stamps and mediums and hit the record button. This card just unfolded with no plan in mind.

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For today’s card I also make a “sandwich”  with my Sizzix bigshot with some thick cardstock, rubber mat and stencil to create an impressing on the card base. I am seeing this technique used a lot lately around the You Tube world. I think the trick is to figuring out what type of “sandwich” your machine uses and how deep on an impression you would like to make.

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For mine I could have left the layer of the extra thick cardstock out, however I really wanted a deeper impression so I chose to add the extra layer. For a subtle layer I could have easily left it out.  It is hard to see it in the pictures but you can see it in the video of the process.

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card creation and don’t forget to like, share or comment.

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Hugs

Jo

 

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