Partial water color
Today I have another card show casing the large Hapiness Blooms stamp set for The gray Muse. As I had mentioned in my previous post this is an amazing stamp set to use with any form of coloring medium. For the previous cards I had used copic markers. You can check both of these cards HERE and HERE. For this card I decide to go with a very muted partial watercoloring.
I started by embossing the Just Stitching die from Lawn Fawn on to a 5x7 Hot Press watercolor paper. I chose hot press because of its smooth texture. This stamp is very detailed and stamping it with embossing Ink and embossing may not have given me a crisp finish. I made sure that when I placed the stamp on the paper before stamping that a part of it would be inside the embossed rectangle. I stamped the Winsor and Newton Watercolors as the coloring meduim. I had a lot of colors on my palette which I had premixed in the past and I decided to use the same.the resin for that was to keep the color very muted and taking new colors from the tube would have made it look very bright. I hope I am making sense:). I have a video below on how I made this card.
While coloring I also made sure that I am not coloring the images that are inside the embossed rectangle and that's the reason I called it Partial Watercoloring :). After I had done coloring I added some splatter using White Gouache and Gold Watercolor from Gansai Tambi Starry colors palette. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and I just love it. Infact I love every single sentiment in this stamp set, they are so inspirational and meaningful. I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered this watercolored panel with foam Adhesive onto a gray side folding 5x7 cardtock. I also stamped and gold embossed a cream colored envelop from Paper Source to compliment the card.
I really hope you will check out the stamps from The From the Gray Muse, I sure you will fall in love them just as I did. Thank you for stopping and I will catch you next time, until then let Happiness Bloom.