Hi, it's Therese and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese.
Today I am sharing 2 cards with watercolor panels. These are created quite differently, but still achieved a similar look.
I started by using the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to create a smooshed background using acetate, you can watch the process in the video linked below.
The floral bouquet is from the Precious Peony Stamp Set.
And the sentiment is from the Delicate Flower Bed Stamp Set, both were stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink.
Then, I wanted to recreate the watercolor look so I used some Altenew stamps to do this. I used the Coffee with a Splash Stamp Set, Watercolor Frames Stamp Set and the A Splash of Color Stamp Set.
This time I stamped a bouquet using the Wallpaper Art Stamp Set.
Then I heat embossed a sentiment from the Stone Mosaic Stamp Set on some Jet Black Cardstock.
To see how I created these watercolor panels, you can watch my video here or watch it on HD on Youtube.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to create your own watercolor panels!
Very pretty cards! You gave me heart palpitations when you didn’t use a magnet to hold down the card front. LOL! I thought the card was a goner and would be smeared for sure. Great job, Therese!
hahaha, I am so happy you didn’t have a heart attack and that you enjoyed the card. thanks so much for your lovely visit Carol! ps I’ll be more careful with your heart next time)
I love the soft background!
Thanks so very much Merle
The cards are beautiful and I love the techniques used in creating them. I want to try them and I know that in my stash of floral designs from Altenew, I have something I can use. :)
I know you will find the perfect flower to try out this tecnique Barbara, that search is half the fun! Crafty Hugs Therese
I LOVE these cards, the backgrounds are colorful and really set off the black florals. Thanks for the great layering tip.
Why thank you Karen!
Wow! These cards are stunning. I love this look. And I also feel that it is easy enough to recreate and achieve similar results. Thanks so much for today’s inspiration! The video was wonderful! Wallpaper stamp set is really growing on me! I love every card that I see it on.
It’s one of my faves for sure, I love that the leaves are a combination of solid and outlines, it’s a unique look and always makes a statement to me. thanks for your visit Annette!
Beautiful water color and faux watercolor background cards!
Sometimes the ‘faux’ is easier than waiting for the ‘paint to dry’ and the loose nature and uncertainty of watercolours lol.
I didn’t think I’d like the splash stamps until I saw how you layered them on the card and now I’ve changed my mind. Enjoyed the video. It was very easy to follow and I’ve wanted to know how to make the outlined and colored in effect since I’ve seen it. I think I can give it a go now.
I have used the splash stamps a lot more than I thought I would, they look especially nice as a very subtle element (lightly stamped, even tone on tone) on a background, such as behind a bouquet of flowers or behind a popped up sentiment. Thanks so much for your lovely visit here today!
Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration
Thanks so much Carol
Soooo pretty Therese!
Thanks so much Ann
Super video. Love the technique you shared. Cards are gorgeous and so inspiring.
Thank you Tricia
Stunning! Both cards!
Thanks so much Charlene
Gorgeous as usual Therese, and the faux watercolor background is amazing, clever girl!
Thanks so much Helen!
Thank you for giving us so much inspiration! I want to run down and make a few cards using these techniques!
Thanks so much Peg, I hope you have some crafty fun with these ideas!