Happy 4th of July! This is Virginia here. Do you love the look of watercoloring, and yet, you prefer the ease of using your beloved Altenew inks? I am here to show you the easiest way to stamp faux watercolors cards with your favorite Altenew inks and stamps!
Let's start with applying Grand Stream Washi Tape to Classic Crest White Cardstock (80Lb). Next, take out Spring Rose Die Set over the cardstock and die cut. I used at least half a piece of cardstock and left some edges in between each die. Now, I had 3 pieces of gorgeous dies with Washi Tape. The next step is the important part! SAVE the negative part of the card stock after die cutting. This is the MASK for the stamping.
Before you start stamping, you need to decide where you'd position the die. Then, you use the negative part of the die as a mask and cover the area. I used one of the stamps from Watercolor Frame Stamp Set and started stamping the area within the mask. The colors that I used for the first card are Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubillite, and Sunray Crisp Dye Inks.
Keep in mind that the key is to stamp as much as you can to fill up the floral images. Once you have inked up nearly all the edges, you can then remove the mask and apply your die. Voila! I added more colors (Limeade and Hazelnut Crisp Dye Inks) into my stamping for the 2nd and 3rd cards.
To add some textures, I dry-embossed the Spring Rose Die Set with my tan embossing mat (comes with most larger die cut machines). The sentiment, paper, and embellishments are from Celebrate 6×6 Paper Pack and Celebrate Ephemera Set.
For that extra watercolor effect, I added splatter from Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray. This set of 3 cards didn't take me long to create, so you should be able to finish them in no time! You can also turn them into any celebratory type of cards.
It was really fun for me to create the faux watercolor cards. I hope that you are inspired to try this. Thank you for stopping by!