Watercolor Wonderland

Watercolor Wonderland

CBK4 I love to watercolor and upon seeing the lovely Snowy Village stamp set, I knew that I wanted to do a soft watercolor wash to set a snowy scene.  On the inside I'm using the Calm & Bright stamp set as the focal point that continues the snowy scene. To make the card:
  1. First I cut an A2 panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, and I stamped the Snowy Village using Distress Oxide Ink in "Gathered Twigs".  All the distress inks (oxide and regular) are terrific to use as a watercolor medium, so after stamping, I simply wet a brush and pulled some of the color from the edges of the stamp, being careful to work in isolated areas.CBK2
  2. I wanted a soft muted look, so I used then watercolored using The Stamp Market's inks in Mossy, Blush & Sea.  Here is a photo showing that I simply smush some of the color onto an acrylic block, dip my paint brush in water and grab some of the color to paint.  In the last photo you can see the final colors I chose for the houses, some are left in white, some are painted in blush and some are a combination of scattered straw (distress oxide ink)/ cherry (The Stamp Market).CBK6
  3. I die cut all the components need to make the inside pop-up using Lawn Fawn's Pivot Pop-up dies.  I wanted the adorable critters to be resting on a snow bank and felt it was easiest to use this interactive die set.  All the components are cut out of 110 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock, except for the panels which are cut out of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  Add adhesive to all the areas as shown; Lawn Fawn has the best tutorial for showing how to put the card together.CBK3CBK1
  4. I stamped the adorable critters from the Calm & Bright stamp set in distress oxide ink gathered twigs and watercolored the animals in a similar manner as I had done for the front panel.  Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Calm & Bright stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  5. I adhered the panel in the middle of the inside of the card as shown below:CBK5
I hope that you will try some watercoloring- it is so much fun paired with these adorable stamps!  Thank you for stopping by! CBK4
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