Time is tight sometimes, so I wanted to share a really neat trick with you today, how to create an easy watercolour effect using the new Butterfly Brilliance stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a gorgeous stamp and super simple to use because of its size. All the butterflies stamp in one go, and there are even dies to co-ordinate too, so you can cut them all out in one go too! Wahooo.
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So, to make this easy watercolour effect, you will need some Watercolour card or Shimmery White card. This is what I used as I love the slight shimmery effect it gives. Take your stamp and some sponge daubers and sponge some ink over the stamp. I used Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral here, but you could use whichever colours you fancied. I think it would look great in blues and greens too!
Then take a Stampin’ Spritzer and lightly spray some water over the stamp – just a few squirts should do it. Then stamp the image. Use a paintbrush or Water Painter to move a little of the ink if you want to, to colour in sections of the body or wings, just to enhance the watercolour effect.
I cut the Shimmery White down to approximately 8cm x 12cm and then put it on a mat of Calypso Coral card of 8.5cm x 12.5cm. This went onto a standard Whisper White card base. I repeated the process but this time just with a single butterfly. All I did was ink up a section of the stamp, but I know some people have cut their stamp up to give lots of individual butterflies – are you brave enough!?!?
A simple stamped and heat embossed greeting, some velum and some white twine finish my card off nicely, and complete this easy watercolour effect project.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a go at this lovely technique.
Until next time, Happy Stamping xx
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