“Watercolor” Floral Ephemera

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Lately, I’ve been trying a lot of techniques with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.  These markers are a great way to get a watercolor look if you’re not that comfortable with traditional water coloring with a brush and paint.  One of the really fun techniques I tried was stamping with the markers using a layered stamp set.  I really like Avery Elle’s Layered Rose set and wanted to see what these markers could do.

I chose 3 shades of markers in pink, blue and yellow try out the technique.  These can be found in the Essentials, Floral, Primary and Nature sets.

With layered stamps, it’s always helpful to have a stamp platform to get precise stamping, so I used the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.  I placed the solid rose stamp on the platform and colored it with the lightest- Peach Aqua Marker, stamped it onto some white card stock and then continued with the next layer stamp with the next darkest pink, then finally the darkest.

I then stamped some more colors to try out different looks.  Then main thing you want to remember is to go light to dark when it comes to the layers for the stamps.

I love the way this turned out.  You get the pretty look of watercolor, but no painting!  It also doesn’t matter if you don’t line up the layers perfectly.  That gives it even more of that “water color” look.

I created a bunch of roses and then just added them as embellishments to different projects.

I ran a pink rose I cut out through my laminator, trimmed it out and then glued it to a large paper clip for a fun planner clip.

Loctite glue works great to adhere it to the paperclip.

I added another pink rose to the frame of a thank you card with a few Nuvo Drops for accent.  I stamped some of the leaves too using different shades of green and cut them out.  The frame is a die from Avery Elle called Scalloped Mat with a sentiment from Floral Notes.

Finally, I made a big gift tag using a pre-made tag, the oval cut from the Scalloped Mat frame and a sentiment from Floral Notes.  I also added some tone on tone heat embossing using Spellbinders Fretwork background stamp with white heat embossing.

I had so much fun trying different color combos with the markers.  They made it so easy to get that soft look of water color.  I definitely plan to try them with more layering stamps.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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