Thursday, December 3, 2015

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge No. 25 - Faux Watercolor Cards

"Faux Watercolor" Card


Hello everyone!!  So...how much shopping did you guys do over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend?  A lot?  A little?  None?  I was very good and only bought some stamps from Unity Stamp Co. They were giving 60% everything.  And I got a bunch of new stencils from StencilGirlProducts because I am in need of new stencils and they had a great sale!! Cannot wait to get my hands on these stamps and stencils.  Other than that, I was a good boy!!  Tell me what bargains you got!!

This week over at Stamp Ink Paper they are having a card maker's choice challenge and I am going to enter one of my "faux watercolor" cards, which I did last week.  It's their 25th week and you have until Sunday to enter a card of your choice into the challenge too.  Just click HERE to be taken to the challenge post.

So, what is a "faux watercolored" card?  Glad you asked.  LOL.  Honestly, I came up with this name when I found this "faux watercolor" paper called Shine from Pink Paislee in my stash.    

  

I love how the paper has already been watercolored for me.  No need to pull out the paints, the brush, the H2O.  Just cut!  Which is how I started the cards - I did 4.  I cut 4 pieces at 4" x 5.25" trying to get most of the faux watercolor on each piece.
   


Then I grabbed my Versafine Black ink pad and stamped up two images from the Palettini Line at Technique Junkies - Dust or Magic (PD001) and Life is a Canvas (PD004).  


Two of the cards I stamped the image in the center of the 4" pieces, then layered on a piece of black cardstock (4 1/8" x 5 3/8"), under which I adhered a piece of fun foam, which I then adhered to the card from.  Final step was to adhere some sequins to the card front.  Done!!

Here is the other card I did with the plain front.


And here are the other two cards.  For these, the only difference is that I die cut the watercolor piece with the scallop die from the Die-namics Blueprints 1 from My Favorite Things, and then I stamped the phrase.  Then I used the same scallop die on a piece of fun foam, adhered this to the watercolor piece, popped some brads into the corners and adhered to the card front.



Well, I hope you enjoyed this post.  There are so many companies making papers like this recently and I hope you can find some and make some quick "faux watercolor" cards!!  

Please...leave me a comment and tell me which one you like the best!!  Until next time...

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

13 comments:

  1. Yay, a card in the gallery from Michael! Love those sentiments, they are great words to live by. Love your backgrounds, too.

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    1. LOL Sandy!! I do come out from under my rock once in a while. Glad you like the cards.

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  2. Love all of your cards, the faux watercolor paper and the quotes used to enhance my brain power. tfs

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    1. Hi Lois. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Glad you like. Very easy to make!

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  3. Pretty cards!! The soft colors are lovely. Love the sentiments you chose. Thanks for posting!!!

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  4. Beautiful cards Michael!! Love the faux watercolor paper! I scooped up a bunch of stamps online for Black Friday. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

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    1. Thanks Gin! Glad to have played along. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  5. I totally thought you had watercolored the background in these. Lovely cards and awesome paper. I wish I had some in my stash! Thanks for joining us at SIP for our cardmaker's choice challenge!

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    1. Thanks Tina. The paper looks so real! Was fun to play along. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  6. That paper is really great! It does look watercolored! Thank you for joining us for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Card Maker's Choice Challenge! :-)

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    1. Thanks Justin. I need to get me some more of this paper. Was fun to play along!

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    2. Thanks Justin. I need to get me some more of this paper. Was fun to play along!

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