PPA263: Watercolor Wash Background

Today's card was inspired by the color combo over at the Paper Pal Arts Challenge.  My good friend's oldest daughter headed to college this past weekend.  I remember how scared but yet excited I was to check into the dorm my freshman year.  I thought it would be nice to send her a card and some goodies since she is already homesick. 

Once I saw this vibrant color combo, I knew I wanted to blend the colors using the Watercolor Wash background stamp on some watercolor paper.  I first inked up the background stamp with the three colors, then sprayed some water directly onto the stamp, and finally laid the watercolor paper onto the stamp to grab the image.  The Blackberry Bliss ink did not move around as much as the Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzazz.


I love the stamp set "That Thing You Did" as it has some great sentiments in neat designs.  I used the high five stamp from the set and used the same color layout as the background.  I really struggled with how to finish this card.  I decided to added some colored glitter paper behind the sentiment to add some bling.  I punched out three stars and covered them with crystal effects and dazzling diamond glitter.  A few sequins scattered on the card finishes it off.  


Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!

XOXO,
Christy

7 comments

  1. Im sure your friends daughter appreciated your lovely card and your thoughtfulness. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

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  2. Im sure your friends daughter appreciated your lovely card and your thoughtfulness. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

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  3. What a perfect card for a first-year college student! I'm sure she'll love it. Beautiful watercoloring, and I love what you did with the stars! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

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  4. WOW! This is amazing! I love how you used the colors in the challenge. Very rich. Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!

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    1. Thanks Mike! The blackberry bliss ink turned out really dark but I liked the contrast.

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