Hello, friends! Thank you for stopping by today. I was a guest on the Spellbinders Blog last week, and now I’ll be sharing the details on my blog this week for those who missed it. This post is part of a series featuring the Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low!
I have two cards to share with you that will focus on the Crystal Peaks Dies.
To begin, I die-cut the large crystal die and the large backer die from watercolor cardstock. I wanted to try some loose watercoloring so I looked on Pinterest for watercolor gems as inspiration. I did not worry too much about the shading and where the light would fall on a crystal, but it is a good place to start practicing.
For the first card, I used the intricate cuts as a guide. In order to keep all the pieces together, I added some tape to the back. I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors to add some blue and purple shades, and I used a wet wipe to dab any area that I wanted to lighten. I set it aside to dry, and once it was dry, I added in details with a white gel pen. For the black card base, I added some white paint splatters. I stamped the sentiment onto the card base with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I mounted the watercolored crystal with foam tape for dimension.
For the second card, I used the large backer die-cut and used the first colored crystal as a guide. I watercolored it in a similar manner and once that dried, I added in my own details with a white gel pen. I added some white and black paint splatters on the crystal, too.
For the background, I added a light gray wash to watercolor cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. For my card base, I added a strip of black and white striped pattern paper and then taped the gray wash cardstock above it. Finally, I mounted the large watercolored crystal with foam tape.
I love how fun and easy these were to create. I hope you were inspired by my watercoloring and will want to try this technique, too! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Spellbinders was generous enough to give me three extra dies from the Good Vibes Only Collection. All you have to do is leave comments on my Spellbinders posts this week, and I’ll select a random winner to receive them!
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