I was inspired by an amazing card on pinterest by a altenewblog.com that I wanted to try to recreate they layout using the Stampin’ Up! set “Oh So Succulent” from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.
Oh So Succulent is a 2-step stamp, meaning that there are at least 2 stamps that layer over top of one another to get a layered and textured look. I wanted to get the layered look of the card I saw on altenewblog.com, in the least amount of steps possible, so I let the 2-step stamps do the work:
Here’s how to accomplish this effect:
- Use your watercolour pencils to make a watercolour wash on the background. Allow to dry.
- Stamp the outline stamps of the succulents. Because these are photopolymer, I was able to eyeball them to line them up without creating a mask.
- Stamp the 2-stamp solid layer so that the succulents are filled in with colour.
- Use watercolour pencils by Stampin’ Up! to add the shadow layers and the purple tips.
- Fill in the highlights using a Uniglo Gel pen.
Here’s a video to show you the steps in action:
I saw another succulent card on cruizinkellster.blogspot.com that looked incredible. She coloured her card with copics but I knew that this same technique would work with the Stampin’ Up! set from the Annual Catalogue, Live, Love, Grow:
The Basket Builder framelits came in really handy to make a pot for the succulents!
Here are the products I used to make these cards. Canadians can purchase these, and other Stampin’ Up! products on my online store by clicking on the links below each products. During Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2017, all $60 orders receive a free Sale-a-bration reward!
Let me know if you try this technique out! I’m pretty excited about it!
6 thoughts on “New Technique: 2-STEP Watercoloring”
Great technique Lynsay. Thank you for doing the video.
Glad you enjoyed it!
LOVE this!!!!! Beautiful card and great technique!
Thanks my friend!
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