If you love to color, then you will love the Breathtaking Bouquet Stamp. It is so beautiful and so versatile, and you get to practice your favorite coloring techniques.
While the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp makes a fabulous floral background card, it creates another unique and fabulous card when you fussy cut the showy roses as the focal point on your card design.
Using my paper snips, I fussy cut the large flowers from Breathtaking Bouquet Stamp and the leaves from To a Wild Rose Stamp Set. I pieced together a bouquet of flowers, and then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue and dimensionals to hold each piece in place on a piece of So Saffron from Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper and matted with Basic Black cardstock. The birthday sentiment is from the new Sale-a-Bration brochure, and it is called Sending You Thoughts stamp set. You can earn this sentiment stamp set free with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.
This card was created after first stamping Breathtaking Bouquet stamp using Jet Black Stazon Ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Images were colored with Watercolor Pencils and then I used my aqua painter to blend the color for a watercolor effect. I just love the results I get using Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and it dries flat!
Tips for water coloring the leaves: First, use a very light touch to color the whole selected leaf image with a Granny Apple Green pencil. Next, add a much-heavier touch toward the base of the leaf with a Granny Apple Green pencil and lastly add a some darker color to the base with the Old Olive pencil. When using the aqua painter, start by applying a damp brush to the lightest color and pull that wet color towards the darkest end. If you need to apply more color, wait until the piece dries a little bit, apply more watercolor pencil and blend the color with your aqua painter. This technique works well with water coloring the flower petals, too! When water coloring the whole floral background image, work in small areas and allow each area to dry so that color does not bleed into another area. Keep a paper towel or tissue handy to lift excess water or to clean your aqua painter brush. As with any new technique, practice, practice, practice. Your confidence will grow the more you watercolor. Here is a close up of the leaves so that you can see the shading achieved using this light-hand, heavy-hand, apply a darker different color technique.
Stampin’ Up offers two assortments of watercolor pencils for more coloring options. Watercolor Pencils can be used with the aqua painter, blender pens or alone by themselves. The first assortment of Watercolor Pencils is offered in 13-colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White. The second assortment of watercolor pencils is offered in 10-colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy.
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