Watercolour Thanks

This Card was made at 2am, during the Christmas holidays. I was browsing on my phone before I went to sleep…when the urge to play with a new technique hit me! So I got right up and made this card!

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I was inspired by a few posts I was reading, especially the latest CAS Mix Up Card challenge where they posted a video on the baby wipe technique. I love the videos they post, I have learnt many techniques through them. Susan’s colourful ice creams, over at Less Is More’s Ombre challenge, gave me the idea to use coordinating colours that blended, which I started out doing, but decided to shake it up a bit for these feathers. Not sure if its considered ombre anymore lol!

To get the effect on the feathers, I inked up my baby wipe with re-inkers I just bought from Stampin Up, and started using a few different stamps to see the effect. These feathers from Stamplorations gave the best effect, but I think stamps with fuller surfaces would be even better.

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Isn’t it beautiful? Its also the first time I’m using these feather stamps and I love them! I cut out the sentiment using Cutplorations die and my Big Shot. I die cut the beautiful linen paper I got online from a German store called Faltekarton, with Cutplorations “Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies” using the largest die 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ die, and adhered it on the aquamarine card stock.

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By the time I stamped the feathers into the inked baby wipes, it was probably the 10th stamp I used on it. So a little ink goes a long way… and all over my fingers, as I tried colouring a card stock with the ink on the baby wipe too!

By the way, don’t you just love that white feather? It comes from the local swan (below) that hangs out at the lake where I swim. I picked a few off the grass last summer and kept them hoping to incorporate it into one of my cards…well at least its now in a photo with one of my cards!

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Thanks for stopping by!

I’m also playing along with:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – New something. I used new stamps, new inks and a new technique!

Stamplorations CAS card challenge without the optional colour twist

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Stamplorations Always Anything Goes challenge

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