Watercolor Rose

This has been a fabulously popular technique for everyone to try after being demonstrated at the Stampin' Up! Seattle Regional. 


You need the Stampin' Up! Shimmery White cardstock for this technique.  Just stamp the rose from "Fifth Avenue Floral" with Craft White ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Now most gals have used a small plastic bottle to mist water over their rose, but not having one handy, I used my Aquapainter (another fabulous must-have tool!), just running the brush over the whole rose to get a fair amount of water within all the embossing.  Put some drops of reinker, whatever colors you want to try for your rose, on top of your plastic stamp case.  Pick up a color of ink with your Aquapainter and deposit it on your rose.  Since you already have a lot of water floating on it, the ink will spread pretty easily.  You can use several different colors for your rose….for example, Regal Rose, Pirouette Pink, Summer Sun…. and just place the ink in each little embossed section of the rose.  You really can play with it quite a bit, moving the color around, filling in, making something darker, tipping your paper to make the ink run down a little, etc!  Don't worry if the color gets outside the lines because you will cut out the rose anyway!  Once you have the color filled it, set it aside to dry for awhile.  You can pick up excess water with your Aquapainter, wiping it off on your paper towel each time.  Once it is dry, just cut out the rose and make your card.  You can stamp some leaves, or in my case, I used the Big Shot to make the "Stampin' Up! Little Leaves".  Be sure to stamp and emboss more than one rose……cuz I bet you can't make just one!!

If you need any of the supplies to make this card, please contact me!  Don't forget about the Designer Paper Buy 3, Get One Free offer for May!  Ends this weekend!

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