Hi again! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog again today. This time I have a pair of really fun watercolor cards to share with you!
I recently ordered some new goodies from Jane’s Doodles and couldn’t wait to ink them up. I had originally planned to just share the tea card with you today but who knows what’s really in that coconut cup and I could really go for a giant coffee flavored ice cream cone, how about you?!?
To create these cards, I started by stamping and heat embossing the images on bristol smooth cardstock. Then I watercolored them with my zig clean color real brush markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut the images out and separated them so I could focus on one card at a time.
For the tea card, I used the new Brew-tea-ful stamp set. I smooshed some dye inks on my glass mat and spritzed them with water. Then I blotted it up with a piece of watercolor paper, drying in between layers for extra texture. I trimmed the ink smooshed panel down to 3.75×5 inches and stamped my sentiment on the bottom left, then added foam tape to the back. Next, I trimmed a piece of textured yellow cardstock to 4×5.25 inches and also added foam tape to the back of that. I wrapped a piece of pink ribbon around these panels and placed them on a white card base. I added foam squares to the back of the images and adhered them above the ribbon. For finishing touches, I glued some flat back rhinestones to the design from the Twiddler’s Nook Midnight Stroll embellishment mix.
Next, I tried some ink smooshing that I hadn’t done before…with distress oxides. These inks give a much more thorough coverage and layer in a different way than dye inks so it was cool to play with it.
For this card, I used images from the Summer Icons stamp set. For the background I smooshed distress oxide inks on a couple of watercolor panels and then came in with my Trinity Stamps mini slimline dies to cut the panels and the circle windows. I layered the two panels together with foam strips and then a combination of foam squares and liquid glue for the images. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a banner die included in the original Trinity Stamps mini slimline card and envelope die set. I adhered it with a combination of foam strip and liquid glue. Then the whole thing is adhered to a white mini slimline card base with liquid glue.
I’m craving sunshine and all things summer these days so this card really speaks to me and let me escape the rain while I was creating it.
Products used on today’s projects:
Jane’s Doodles Brew-TEA-Ful stamps
Jane’s Doodles Summer Icons stamps
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Modern Embossed Slimline dies
Twiddler’s Nook Midnight Stroll embellishment mix