Monday, January 7, 2019

How to Add Colorful Watercolor to Valentine Cards

Hello sweet friends! 
I've been playing with the Follow Your Heart collection from Fun Stampers Journey - this is our Valentine's release and it is just DARLING. For today's cards I used the Valentine Pals and Hey Girl stamp sets. I also made a fun (and simple) watercolor background that I'll explain just how to create for yourself! 

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I made both cards using the same watercolor technique, so let me explain that first. You can use any liquid dye inks you'd like, but I used FSJ Liquid Colors in Watermelon Fusion, Bubble Gum and Rich Coral. 

Watercolor Background HOW-TO:

  • Start by adding a few drops of liquid dye ink onto a clear plastic sheet or nonporous surface. (You could also use the Gel Press.) 
  • Mist the ink with water - lots of water, until the colors begin to blend together. Flip a piece of watercolor paper (like FSJ Color Splash Sheets)  right down onto the puddle of colors. 
  • Play with this idea and see what happens when you adjust the amount of water and color.
The piece I used for the Purr-fect card had more water, so the colors are smoother and more blended. The sheet I used for the Galentine card had less water, so the color is more splotchy (but in a good way!)

Once my Color Splash Sheets were dry (I also left them under a book for a while to flatten out,) I die cut a large heart from one sheet to make the Galentine's Day card.
The second sheet, I left just as is - I just added a little bit of Black Licorice Silk and it was the perfect background for my kitty cat Valentine. 

The next order of business....thank you SO much to those of you that participated in last week's Seasons Givings blog hop! It was SO much fun to have lots of new friends stop by. I hope you'll keep on hanging out here as we create more crafty goodness in 2019! I'd also like to give a big shoutout to my giveaway winner: connie #2909

I emailed you Connie! Email or message me if you didn't receive it!

It was really fun to introduce so many of you to FSJ, who weren't familiar with it! I loved reading the comments and I hope that you'll take some time to check out what Fun Stampers Journey has to offer!

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D.Ann C said...

Congrats, Connie! Now I have to go find that adorable kitty!!

Sheryl L said...

So cute! I love black/pink combo and your embossed kitty on black is a great idea.