This morning I decided to revisit the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set with a different technique. I wanted soft to create a soft and delicate look and thought watercolour pencils might be perfect. Of course that was after I’d stamped the image using Stampin’ Up! Classic Stampin’ Ink! This ink is not waterproof so I had to change my plans slightly. I still used watercolour pencils, I simply left out the water part.
DRY WATERCOLOUR PENCILS
To create today’s project I began with two layers of Very Vanilla Card and a Sahara Sand ink pad. First I stamped almost the whole of the large flower image from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set onto one of the pieces. Then I reinked the stamp and stamped-off onto scrap paper before stamping a portion of the image in the bottom right corner of the other layer.
Finally I reinked the stamp and stamped it across the bottom left corner on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
Then I pulled out the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 and chose a few colours for my images.
I started with the main image using Granny Apple Green on the leaves then adding some shading in Garden Green. On the stalk I used Cajun Craze, and in the flower centre it was Crushed Curry. For the petals I used Flirty Flamingo, building up the colour gradually where I wanted it to be darker.
Once the main image was done I turned to the lighter partial flower on the other Very Vanilla Layer. This would line the inside of the card and so I wanted the colouring to be very light. That would mean it could be written over if needed.
Finally I turned to the image on the envelope. This time I only used Granny Apple Green and Crushed Curry pencils, leaving the petals untouched.
Once the colouring was complete I decided to keep everything else really simple.
I chose the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and stamped it directly onto the main layer using Cajun Craze ink.
Then I cut some Cajun Craze Card and mounted the layer onto it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
To complete the project I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the main panel to the front of the card base. Then with liquid glue I fixed the other layer to the inside. Job done.
Despite the fact that I’d originally planned to use water with my watercolour pencils, I love how my card turned out. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in a bundle with the Magnolia Memory Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this option.