Hi crafty friends! Lien here with another card, an easy stamping technique, and I’m throwing in a video tutorial too!
For this technique, all you need is some solid stamps with coordinating dies, masking paper, dye inks and water. We’re going for an easy watercolor look on a one layer card. To make it look a bit more interesting, I’m using masking to create the idea of dimension. I start off by masking a partial frame, just two opposite corners with masking tape (you can watch the video below to get a better idea of this process).
I then die cut masks from masking paper for every image in the Create Your Own Happy set and one sentiment using the coordinating dies. The first mask I place is for my sentiment (I’ll stamp the sentiment later) making sure to overlap it slightly with the masked off frame. Then I start stamping my flowers, inking them up with two colors of ink and spritzing the inked stamp lightly with water, this will make the inks flow and act a bit more like paint on the paper.
Use your heatgun to speed up the drying process for each image and then put the mask in place. Once the flowers are done, I stamp the leaves. I do this in two opposite corners of my panel.
I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed it with clear gloss embossing powder. To finish this card, I used some gold metallic watercolor paints to paint a frame around my flowers. Because I only masked off the corners of my frame, I have a few elements clearly contained within the frame and a few going outside of it.
You can watch the video below for more tips on how to add the look of dimension to a one layer card.