Creating Simple Backgrounds with Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Today I created two cards using Gansai Tambi watercolors, Lawn Fawn dies, and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

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I started out by creating my two watercolor background. For each of them I used Canson watercolor paper taper down to a board. I used purple and blue tones for the first and green and blue tones for the second. Check out the video for all of the painting details!

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Once my watercolor backgrounds were dry I used my MISTI tool to stamp a sentiment on each of them. I chose a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Critter Sweaters stamp set. I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with a white embossing powder. I used foam tape to mount the backgrounds onto A2 size card bases.

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Next I took Lawn Fawn’s Mini Snowflakes die set and I cut out a bunch of snowflakes from white card stock. I arranged the snowflakes across both cards and glued them down with Gina K Connect glue.

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For the finishing touches on the cards I added some clear sequins to the layout. I also added a few white half-pearls to the middle of some of the snowflakes. Finally, I went over the snowflakes with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.

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