I had an interesting time making this card. You see...I am not much of a technique stamper. Give me pretty paper and copics and I am a happy camper. Give me something that makes messes-and I make messes---awww not so much.
By chance I saw this easy technique on Splitcoast Stampers and decided to give it a whirl. I ordered some pretty Distress Paint Daubers from Inspiration Emporium, cut up some watercolor papers and went to town. First thing I did was open up a dauber (instead of pulling off the little protective cap) and accidently spilled it all over. Okay. Try. Again.
Be more careful Sue.
I finally got the swing of dabbing the dauber (that's fun to say) on my embossing folders and coming up with some pretty designs. (a few ugly ones too LOL) So that means you will see a few more designs come through in the next couple of weeks! I did some pewter, a pewter and antiqued bronze one that is lovely, and a couple lilac and tumbled glass-a light turquoisey color.
For the card above I used the Pewter Distress Paint dauber and a musical note embossing folder. I was a little disappointed that it doesn't show so much, but the wonderful pewter paint looks so pretty-wish you could see the sheen-lovely! I then stamped the Stampers Anonymous Good Thoughts sentiment and layered it all up on shimmer pewter/silver paper and some more watercolor and black. The 'rain dancing girl' is a cut file from the Silhouette Store. I would have loved to add Charlie Chaplin there instead...but sheesh-I don't have it!
Now that I have cleaned all the bronze paint off my hands and desk-I was good to go again. I made another card just like this in pastels...Love that the Tim woodgrain embossing folder-I think it looked like rain....
Having several daughters that tap danced their way through school, these cards are for them!
Clean today-let's see what next week brings!
a few more samples of the watercolor backgrounds I made!
Do pop over and say Hello to Julia at the Stamping Ground -I know she would love to hear from you. The big 5 year anniversary is here!!!
See you soon!
From Inspiration Emporium:
Strathmore Watercolor paper, silver, black, turquoise and purple papers.
Silhouette cut file: