In this video, I’ll demonstrate painting with the aquapainter brushes and the ink pads. (Click here to view video.) I love watercoloring! It’s a sure way of feeling like a true artist and making something extra special for someone you love!
This “For The Birds” thinking of you card was inspired by the sample on pg. 35 of the current Stampin’ Up! catalog. If you don’t have your copy, send me a note today with your address and I’ll make sure you get your copy.
I changed the stamp and the colors and made some other minor design changes, but the basic layout is the same. The colors in my card are inspired by the colors in the Birds of a Feather designer series paper.
The scallop that surrounds the focal image is from the Perfect Pennants die. I die cut the scallop circle with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine then used the 1-3/4″ circle punch to punch out the center. To do this, attach a strip of light weight card stock such as Whisper White card stock to the scallop circle to create a handle and center it in the circle punch.
The same circle punch was used to punch the card stock strip and then the scallop was adhered around the opening.
This adorable little bird in the nest was painted using an aqua painter and the ink from the stamp pads. The image was stamped with StazOn Ink on Natural White card stock. StazOn Ink is permanent ink that will allow you to paint without smearing.
To paint with ink from your classic stamp pad, close the lid, then squeeze the pad. When you squeeze the lid, it will pick up ink from the pad, so when you open up the pad you’ll notice a little pool of ink on the lid. The lid makes a great palette and you can paint directly from the lid.
I trimmed narrow strips of pattern paper and cut the edges on the top tag. The flag end was created with the corner of the 1″ square punch. The baker’s twine was threaded through the clear bitty button and adhered with a glue dot. The heart was punched and added to the tag.
Below is the card recipe for this card. By clicking on the hyperlinks you can look at the particulars on the products used. If you have questions about placing an online order you can view the video found on the “how to order” page.