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Casology Sunshine Challenge-Clear Block Kinda Eclectic Watercolor Background


Here is another card that I created using the CASology challenge theme "sunshine" as my inspiration.

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I used one of my favorite stamping techniques for this card: acrylic block stamping.

Because I wanted the watercolor background to be contained to a rectangle shape, I first created a mask out of regular computer paper using my paper trimmer. I cut the mask the same size as my "E" clear block.

I laid the mask over my watercolor paper card front, securing it with a little temporary adhesive so it wouldn't shift while I added my color and did my stamping.  I dabbed my Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangelo Twist , Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry stampin' spots (from various Paper Pumpkin kits) onto my "E" clear block. I then spritzed the block lightly with water so the inks began to pool and run.  I then placed the block through the mask onto the watercolor paper and let it set for a few seconds, allowing the ink to absorb into the watercolor paper.  I removed the block and let the paper dry. 

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Once it had dried completely, I removed the mask, swiped my Embossing Buddy over the watercolor background, stamped the sun image from Kinda Eclectic using Versamark ink, and then heat embossed it with Early Espresso embossing powder.  I then stamped and embossed my greeting from Ray of Sunshine.


Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Ray of Sunshine (retired)

Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangelo Twist, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Versamark

Paper: Crushed Curry, watercolor, copy

Accessories: "E" Clear Block, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, Early Espresso embossing powder (retired), Stampin' Spritzer with water, Dimensionals.

Happy Stampin'!