Good morning crafty friends. Jackie here from @CreatedbyJackie

Have you tried water coloring? Did you know that you can water color with Color Hive Inks? Color Hive Inks are water reactive. You can achieve the same look without purchasing additional paints. My card today will show just one way to use these inks.

To start off, I cut down a piece of water color paper to an A2 size, 4¼ x 5½in. I ran my powder tool over the entire panel. I really don’t want any stray powder. Then I randomly stamped the butterfly from the Build a Butterfly Add On set with Clear Embossing Glue, using my Smooshing tool each time. Watercolor paper has more texture. Wanted to make sure I got a good impression.

Next I added Snow Flurries Embossing powder. I keep my embossing powders in these storage containers. I find it easier to use and a lot less mess or waste. Next I applied heat until the lines were shiny. That’s when you know when to stop.

I stamped Neon Lights, Coral Keys, and Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade onto my glass mat( I had stamped a 4th color, but ended up not using it) The best way for me to apply the color is to generously wet my brush and pick up a small amount to ink and then paint the area. I then go back and pick up another bit of color and while the paper is still wet, dab in the corners. That’s how I achieved the feathering. Once the painting was done I set the panel aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment.

Using a scrap piece of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Build a Butterfly Add On with Eclipse Black ink. I wanted my sentiment border to match the colored butterfly, so I ran the Neon Lights ink pad over another piece of cardstock. Voilà…matching cardstock.

Now you’ll notice that I had a little oopsie with the black. When it was still wet, I dropped the panel. And don’t you know, it landed face down and smeared the ink. But no worries, that’s what sentiments are for right? Kidding aside, I don’t let little mistakes like this bother me too much. I was lucky that I had already planned to add the sentiment and it did cover one of the smears.

I glued the watercolor panel to an A2 Top Fold Card Base, then added the sentiment. I thought it need a little something more, so I added a few Acid Washed Crown Jewel Gems.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Until next time – Jackie ❤