Happy Father's Day

Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up!.  My tree didn't turn out as well as Kim's example.  This was the first time I tried this watercolor technique.  Instead of spritzing the stamp with water, we sprayed the water on the paper after coloring the image with markers.  Then we stamped the image on the paper.  I sprayed my paper too early and that is why the top of the tree is different.  That part of the paper was too dry.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: lovely as a tree, teeny tiny wishes
Paper: naturals ivory cardstock, watercolor paper, chocolate chip cardstock, sahara sand cardstock
Ink: chocolate chip, old olive marker, chocolate chip marker
Accessories: dimensionals, textured impressions embossing folder
Punches: none
Techniques: watercoloring

As the debut of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog approaches, it's almost time to bid farewell to our retiring stamp sets and Definitely Decorative products, and discontinuing accessories.  On June 1st, I will post a list of last chance items that will be retiring.  The items tend to sell out fast, so don't wait too long to place your order for them.

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wendyp said...

Kim, this is beautiful!!!

I've never had great luck with the watercolor/marker technique. Yours turned out stunning!!! I'm going to have to try spraying paper first next time!

Sharli said...

A wonderful card, and I love that you explained about how to wet the paper just right! I love to learn from others experience!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Knowing how much you love tree images, I can definitely see how much you love this wonderful image. What an interesting technique you shared. The tree is beautiful and makes a wonderful Father's Day card.

I hope you have a great week anticipating the end of the school year! *Ü*