I used the Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up stamp set bundle from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog to create my card for the monthly Totally Techniques blog hop. This month we’re focusing on the watercolor wash technique. Here is my project:
I started by using my Aqua Painter and plain water to wet a panel of watercolor paper. I added a little Bermuda Bay ink and then used my Aqua Painter to move it around the panel to create the watercolor wash background. I allowed the panel to dry completely and then stamped the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set (available Jan 4) in Early Espresso ink on the top of the panel.
I die cut the clouds with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies (available Jan 4) from a panel of Whisper White card stock and I adhered the clouds to the watercolored panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the watercolored panel to a panel of Early Espresso card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to a Bermuda Bay card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped panels of So Saffron and Peekaboo card stocks with the smaller balloon images from the Lift Me Up stamp set in VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them. I cut the balloons out with the matching Up & Away Thinlits Dies and adhered them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the card front.
I used the Up & Away Thinlits Dies to cut pieces for the larger balloon from Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral and So Saffron card stocks. I adhered the pieces together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels across the balloon die cut to finish the card front.
I stamped the balloon images from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card. I cut masks from Post-It Notes with the balloon dies that I used while stamping so that I could stamp the images one on top of the other.
You can find a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
Okay, on with the hop! Click the banner below to move forward to Shannean Moncrieff’s fantastic project.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants in the Totally Techniques Blog Hop:
- Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
- Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
- Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
- Nadine Weiner – Germany
- Zoe Tant – UK
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
- Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Up & Away Thinlits die cut
- Peekaboo Peach – three Up & Away Thinlits die cuts
- So Saffron – three Up & Away Thinlits die cuts
- Calypso Coral – twoUp & Away Thinlits die cuts
- Whisper White – three Up & Away Thinlits die cuts, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Watercolor Paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
I love this bundle set. This will make a great card for a Get Well Card for Church.
Love your card!!
It is a great set! Hope that you love it as much as I do! 🙂
The wash makes the whole card complete, like those hot air balloons are really up there! Good example for us! TFS.
Thanks so much Susan! 🙂
Beautiful card Amy. Watercolour washes are just perfect for clear skies for our new balloons. Happy New Year to you and yours when it arrives. Zx
Thanks Zoe! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
Absolutely fantastic card, Amy. I love that watercolor wash. Wow, nice!
Thanks Jari! 🙂
Your card is gorgeous Amy and this is the perfect technique for this stamp set combo. Great post! Happy 2017!
Thanks Shannean! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
Love the watercolor wash that your balloons are floating across. The black diecut is a perfect highlight, awesome bling 😉
Thanks so much Jill! It was a fun and easy card to make! 🙂
Gorgeous card, was not planning to get this bundle but think I am going to have to reconsider lol.
Thanks Patrice! 🙂