Hello, Pretty Pink Posh fans! This is Yana and I’m excited to share a card using one of newest stamp sets – Easter Friends (releases on March 1st)!
I did quite a bit of watercoloring to create this project. First, I started by painting a plaid watercolor background using Gansai Tambi watercolors (colors I used are #34 pink, #40 yellow, #20 black and #10 white) and Arches Rough watercolor paper.
I also used flat ¾”, ½” ⅜” brushes. I find it much easier to paint plaid backgrounds using flat brushes, although this can be done using a regular round brush. I also used a #4 round brush to add white stripes at the very end. Remember to dry your paper in between each layer of stripes when creating this kind of background.
Watercolors were also used to color my stamped images – bunny as well as a boy and girl dressed in bunny costumes. Whenever I color small images like these I prefer to use watercolor pencils as this way I have a lot more control over where, how and how much color I am adding. I used Faber Castell watercolor pencils in gray (silver), pink, yellow and gold. My images were stamped onto Arches Hot Press watercolor paper which has a nice smooth finish to it and is ideal for watercoloring images that are stamped.
I cut bunny image out using a coordinating die and foam mounted him onto my character panel. I also added several die cut easter eggs (I used a coordinating easter egg die and cut images out of my test plaid watercolor background, I didn’t use a stamp image that goes with it, although you can if you want to).
Finally I embellished my card using Friendship sequin mix. This is limited edition mix, a portion of the profits made from selling this mix in March 2017 will be donated to a cause.
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I made this card.
Happy cardmaking! Join us tomorrow as we reveal the free stamp set that will be included with qualifying orders in the month of March, while supplies last.