Thinking Of You Tree Watercolor Card

Publish Date: 
7/2/2017
Thinking Of You Tree Watercolor Card | Tracy Marie Lewis an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator

I have had this project on my to do list for some time. The Sheltering Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up is one of my favorites. I recently played with inking up a block for a background with another set and knew I wanted to do the same with this set. I stayed with colors from nature, green and blue for greenery and sky.

I also wanted to shave a clean and simple (CAS) look for this card. It was quick to make. I use ink spot sized ink pads since I travel and have very little room. Stampin' Up sells their 1" ink spot blanks and I buy refills to fill them. Unfortunately the only way to get a pre-colored ink spot is in their kits and I do have some of those as well. 

I picked an acrylic block in the size I wanted, I ran my sky colored ink spot horizontally across the top half and then ran the green across the bottom. I wanted a horizontal line look. Then I applied the colored block to the cardstock. I am able to get two to three prints from one application of ink, each one is lighter than the previous one. I will sometimes spritz the block with water depending on how watery I want the image to look.

I then put my cardstock in my MISTI and lined up the tree where I wanted it. I used Early Espresso ink for the tree and was able to apply the ink until I was satisfied. I wanted a solid brown tree and the MISTI allows me to keep applying the stamp in the exact stamp location each time. I then applied the sentiment using the MISTI. This sentiment is from the same stamp set. I left the image pretty large and cut a brown thin mat and applied that to the cardbase. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!

~Tracy

Tree Block Two | Tracy Marie Lewis an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator

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What great colours, love the way you stamped the tree on the colourful panel.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Luv

Debby

What great colours, love the way you stamped the tree on the colourful panel.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Luv

Debby

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