If you happened to see my “You’re Pawesome” card from my last post, which used the Simon Says Stamp, “You Are Pawesome” stamp set, I mentioned that I would be sharing another card featuring this same product.
This card too features some more masking techniques, as well as some fun watercoloring, ink blending, and stamping!
I’ve put together a video for you showing the process in making this card, and I have some extra tips and tricks listed below the video on some of the techniques I used. I hope you enjoy!
When watching the video, you may remember me mentioning that I like keeping my watercolor in my hand when blending the watercolor pencils. While this can be messy, I like doing this because it allows me to still be able to use the extra watercolor from my brush. You could wipe your brush off into a paper towel or baby wipe, but for this particular medium, I prefer to color this way.
After I filmed the video, I decided I wanted to add a few more ink splatters with some white and black inks. This just added some variation in color, and helped add a bit more interest.
A couple things I did not mention in the video…
My card base is made from watercolor paper, which is cut to a 3 3/4″ by 5″, and I stamped the sentiment in some Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with some black powder.
And for reference, the colors I used from Derwent’s 72 piece watercolor pencil set to color the puppies, are (listed from light to dark):
Puppy: #60 Burnt Yellow Ochre, #63 Venetian Red, and #61 Copper Beech
Collar: #26 Light Violet, #24 Red Violet Lake, and #25 Dark Violet
Dog Tag: #2 Lemon Cadmium
I hope you’ve been inspired by today’s card showcasing Simon Says Stamp’s “You Are Pawesome” stamp set, as well as some fun masking and ink blending techniques! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you’ve enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by! :)
This card is submitted into the Little Tangles “Watercolor” challenge #53, the Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Flickr co-challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” Wednesday challenge.
Embossing Powders: Ranger Black embossing powder
Punches: Fiskars Round the Bend squeeze punch