Apr 14, 2017
Hello there, friends! We hope you have enjoyed our week looking at various ways to use watercolor to add to your stamped projects. On Tuesday, we looked at how to use Zig Clean brush markers with our watercolor panels and yesterday we showed you a tutorial on ‘loose’ watercolor. We thought we’d round out the week by showing you a pair of lovely cards created by Shannon White.
A note from Shannon on her cards…
One of the most difficult cards to make are sympathy cards. (I don’t even keep them on hand for the most part, as it just saddens me thinking of the reason for needing them, I’m sure you all can empathize.) Sadly I was in need of a couple recently and thought I’d use one of my most Favorite TE stamp sets, Discover Your Wings. This is just such a beautiful set and is so versatile for so many occasions too.
I wanted to keep these simple, soft, and serene, so I stamped with Sugar Cube pigment ink onto Toffee CS and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I cut my images out with TE’s Discover Your Wings coordinating dies and popped them up with a bit of foam tape onto my watercolor backgrounds. I find that watercolor is really a perfect way to add some subtle beauty and serenity to sympathy cards. There is no hard and fast rule as to what technique to use. You can use distress inks, watercolors, Zig brush pens, etc. — just choose soft colors and move your colors around, blending between colors.
These beautiful cards are sure to bring comfort to those who are in need of it. For more of Shannon’s work, please visit her blog, Enchanted Ladybug Creations. We hope you find joy in your day, no matter where you are.