I have been busy lately working on a set of 40 Thank you cards for a wedding gift for a friend who recently got married. If you are a card maker Thank You cards for any occasion make a great gift; baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, wedding, etc.
You may remember my recent trip to the Oregon Coast? That is the place where this friend got married. And so, these cards are inspired by the ocean.
To make the background you need watercolor paper. That is very important, because in order to get the ink to spread out, bleed over the surface of the paper, you need a thicker paper than card stock.
First prepare your inks. I used Mint Melody, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon inks. I opened up these stamp pads, so that the lid was available and dropped in 4-5 drops matching ink. Then with my paint brush I mixed in a little water. Once the inks are ready, you need to get your watercolor paper ready. Spritz the water color paper with water to wet it. Then pick up one color of ink with your paint brush. Paint in a zig zag wash or in more of a dot dot dot, play with it and see what you like. Wipe up the puddle in the lid of the pad before closing it.
Repeat this with the second and third color.
Let this DRY, like really dry, come back tomorrow dry. OR, you can speed things along with your heat tool.
Once it is dry use the embossing buddy to coat the entire surface of the paper. Then stamp on your image/ saying with Whisper White or Versamark ink and emboss with White Embossing powder.
Lastly splatter on some more of your prepare ink. Let this dry and mount it to a card front, mine is Lost Lagoon.
Let me know if you have any questions on my Watercolor card.