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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday 30 December 2016

Stampin Up UK Spring Catalogue Sneak Peek for Totally Techniques Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Spring Catalogue Sealed with Love watercolour technique

Stampin Up UK will launch it's new Spring catalogue on 4 January and so I've used a sneak peek stamp set Sealed with Love for my card in this month's Totally Techniques Blog Hop.  The technique to use a watercolour wash and I've played about with several shades of Stampin' Up! blues as well as the bold melon mambo.  It seems a little odd to be sharing a Valentine card, but truth is it will be Valentine's day before you know it and this stamp set with its coordinating frame lits is perfect for your expressions of love for someone special.  There's more stampin up sneak peeks here.

To create the wash I first stamped the sentiment in versa mark ink and then heat embossed it with whisper white embossing powder.  Be sure to get your heat gun hot before actually using it to melt the powder and then heat it from below and above to reduce to amount of bowing of your watercolour card.  I then used painters masking tape along all sides of the card to attached it to a piece of thick card board out of the back of a specialty DSP pack.  This again helps to reduce warping once you get the card stock wet.  I used various widths of paint brush to first add plenty of water to a section where i wanted to add ink from a palette where i had added drops of Stampin' Up! re-inkers.  Use kitchen paper to remove excess ink and water and let the card stock dry between each addition of water and ink.  You can speed the process by carefully using a heat gun, but as mentioned above make sure it is hot before it goes near the card stock for maximum effect in the least amount of time.  You can then use different shades of ink to colour wash.

Check out all the other lovely examples of water colour wash by visiting my lovely Stampin' Up! friends around the globe.

1.  Patrice Halliday-Larsen New Zealand
2. Amy Koenders - USA
3. Shannean Moncrieff Australia
4. Nadine Weiner - Germany
5.  Zoe Tant - that's me

Thanks for visiting.

Zoe x



stampwithamyk said...

Oh, love it! The little hearts trailing across the background and onto the focal panel are perfect. Great colors too! :)

Zoe Tant said...

Thank you Amy. It took me a while, but I'm really pleased with it now. Zx

stampingshanni said...

Fantastic card Zoe! I love the colours and the trail of hearts - great idea! And I love the depth of colour in the background which makes the white sentiment pop!

Patrice said...

Ohhh I love every thing about your card, absolutely gorgeous.