Watercolour challenge featuring Rooted In Nature

Hello everyone, I hope you are well.

The lovely Tricia Smith set us another challenge in her ‘Crafty Stamping Club – Smiths Stampers & Friends‘ Facebook group. This time she asked us to create a simple card with water colour effect and stamp over the colour in black.

Here’s my entry…

I made a card base from Balmy Blue card measuring 21 x 14.5 cm, scored and folded on the long side at 10.5 cm.

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card to measure 10 x 14 cm and some Shimmery White card to 9.5 x 13.5 cm

I sprayed the Shimmery White card with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer and added some Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake inks onto separate clear blocks. I then dipped my paint brush in water and mixed it with the ink before applying it to the damp card. I used my heat gun to help this dry.

Once dry I used my paint brush to drop more water onto the card which caused those little lighter patches. I used a piece of kitchen towel to absorb the excess water.

I then splattered the card with both ink colours to add a bit more detail. This is always great fun!

When the card was dry again I stamped the tree from Rooted In Nature using Memento tuxedo black ink. I actually did this in my Stamparatus to make sure I got a really solid image.

I added the Shimmery White layer to the Crumb Cake one, added the vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery combo trim pack and tied it in a knot. I then added these layers to my card base.

The sentiment also comes from the Rooted In Nature stamp set and I used Crumb Cake ink onto Shimmery White card then cut each of the 3 words apart. I added them to the card with Adhesive Strips and then added a few Champagne rhinestones to finish the card off.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card. Why not join in the fun? Tricia’s current challenge runs until Friday 3 July 2020; but she’s always got a challenge up her sleeve for us. It keeps me on my creative toes! And it’s a great place to look for some inspiration. Click here to take a look.

I’ve listed the products I’ve used for today’s card below. You can click on any of the links to start your Stampin’ Up! online shopping with me.

If you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear from you. Just comment below or use the Contact Me form in the main menu to get in touch.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

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About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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