Hi there! Jen here today with a fun faux watercoloring technique using Color Hive Inks and the stamp sets Live Life in Full Bloom and Love and Courage.

Step 1

I started by cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to 4 ¼ x 5 ½. Using a black pigment ink, I stamp the large flower group from the stamp set Live Life in Full Bloom on the bottom of the cardstock.

Step 2

Using black pigment ink again, I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Love and Courage stamp set above the already stamped flower group.

Step 3

Masks were then created for both the sentiment and the flower group. (A mask is a stamped image onto a piece of masking paper, or something with a sticky side) The masks were the fussy cut and applied over the originally stamped images.

Step 4

The flower group was then stamped multiple times moving up towards the top of the card panel. The flower mask was moved as needed.

Step 5

Color Hive inks in Rah Rah Skirt, Sugar Plum and Purple Rain were swatched onto a craft mat. Then, a brush was dipped into water and then dipped into the swatched color. This color was then painted onto the center of the stamped flowers. A water bottle was then used to spray the colored images creating a watercolor effect.

Step 6

The stems of the flowers were then colored with the Color Hive ink Limewired.

Step 7

After the panel had dried completely, white ink was used to add splatter to the panel.

Step 8

To finish the card off, Black Eclipse gems were added.

I hope you create something today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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