Hello there! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today for some inspiration on creating easy watercoloring effects on your stamping! Today’s post is also showcasing the new Butterfly Dreams stamp and die set as part Reverse Confetti’s release sneak peeks week!

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I love the look of watercoloring; when I started cardmaking back in 2007, it was actually the first medium I worked with to color my stamped images!

Here I’ve used distress inks to stamp the butterflies from Butterfly Dreams and then watercolored back over top of the entire stamped image (using the same color of ink I stamped with) to create a textured, watercolor effect. The texture from the stamping is created because distress inks do not stamp well with clear stamps; and because distress inks create a more translucent watercolor, you can see the texture through the ink that was applied on top. For the butterflies in this card I’ve used Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry inks.

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The Butterfly Dreams stamp set has a coordinating die set, which I used to die cut my butterflies out after they dried. I then began creating the panel that my butterflies are sitting on. To do this, I die cut two frames using a stitched rectangle die set, and layered them onto a distress ink background.

The background is created with Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves inks applied with an ink blending tool over a tile stencil. To add some shimmer and a faux-watercolor look, I spritzed the ink blended background with some Perfect Pearl mist (before removing the stencil).

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The butterflies are attached to my card by scoring them down the center (between the wings) and folding the wings in slightly to give a bit of dimension. I applied liquid adhesive along the fold and pressed them each down onto the card, one by one. In doing so, I’ve created a slight dimensional effect to the wings to make them appear more realistic and give some interest.

I finished the card off by scattering some Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent hearts along with some Clear Droplets. I also added some Wink of Stella glitter on the butterflies wings to tie in with the background.

The pairing of the background and the butterflies reminds me of a stained glass window, don’t you think???

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MORE INSPIRATION

Looking for more Reverse Confetti inspiration? Here are two other cards I have created using some of their sneak peek products from yesterday, as well as their products from last month’s release! Click on the pictures to be taken to the corresponding post.

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All the design team members for Reverse Confetti are also sharing gorgeous creations using today’s revealed products! Stop by their blogs if you haven’t already to check them out!

REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG
LISA ADDESA
AUDREY TOKACH
AMY KOLLING
AMY SHEFFER
AMY TSURUTA
LISA HENKE
HEATHER PULVIRENTI
LAURIE SCHMIDLIN
SUSAN LILES
AMY ROHL
LEIGH PENNER
KAY MILLER
And, March ‘Fetti Friend…
NINA-MARIE TRAPANI … that’s me! :)

 

 

PRODUCTS

If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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