Technique Video

Watercolor Background Using Markers and Blocks

It’s been a crazy last few weeks of 2020 and it spilled a little into 2021. You know when you meet your out of pocket-you have to get your visits in with no money! I am ready to dive back into crafting!

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I made this card for any LOVE occasion plus it was our technique for this month card club. With the COVID cases rising, we all opted to do a virtual club. I wanted to use a technique that everyone could do from home. It even includes a video tutorial on how to make the card and there is a special guest appearance in the video!

This technique can be used with any water based markers and an acrylic block. Add a spritz of water here and there and you have an amazing background!

This is a rare occasion to not stamp on a card! I did run the Melon Mambo piece through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine) with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White heart is punched out using the Heart Punch Pack. The detailed heart is cut out using Silver Foil and the Many Hearts dies.

In the video, I show how to create the Poppy Parade fine speckles and the Wink of Stella accents. It is finished off with the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and some Basic Jewels.

Now that you have watched the video, what are you going to create using this technique? You can visit my new Private FB page for live demos, product tips, card creations, silliness, and member only specials!

Many blessings! Laura

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Product List
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Clear Block F
$17.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Wreath Builder Dies
$38.00
Many Hearts Dies
$36.00
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Technique Video

Using Masks to Create Backgrounds

When I made this card, I didn’t intend to make a pun about using masks, but here it is! I was just playing with some pieces that I had stamped and cut out a few weeks ago. I wanted to play with my Decorative Masks and spritzing a colored background! I really wish you could see the card in person!

I made a video to also show you how to make this card and share some useful tips! A special thank you to Patty Bennet for the suggestion of using Stamparatus Plates to keep your work area mess free! (mostly mess free)

I did try this technique with Whisper White card stock, but it bled a bit.

Here is a close up of the card so you may be able to see the shimmer paint that is mixed in with the Stamping Spritzer. To make your bottle of color: pour rubbing alcohol about 3/4 of the way to the top of the bottle. Add 4-8 drops of your ink refill. You need more for lighter colors and less for darker colors. Then, you add a drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint in the spritzer. Shake really well!

Trust me-it shimmers!

I really enjoyed making this card and that it turned into a club project too! If you are wanting to purchase some items, here is the host code for April!

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Blessings and stay safe!

Laura

Product List
Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Nature's Thoughts Dies
$29.00
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
$6.00
Frost White Shimmer Paint
$8.00
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00