As I was creating my cards, I decided to create an extra card to share here on my blog. For this card, I used the Fresh & Fruity stamp set. I love all the fun fruit shapes and how easy it is to mix and match the sentiments to create just the right one you need. I couldn't have asked for a sweeter Mother and that is why I gave this card to her for Mother's Day.
For this card, I stamped and colored the strawberries using the Bleached Watercolor Technique. I first stamped the strawberries with Versamark onto a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment using the same technique.
To create the background I applied Distress Ink with my Ranger ink blending tool in various shades of red.
I then applied water with a small paint brush to the insides of the strawberries and dabbed away the excess ink using a paper towel. This is how you get the bleached look that is part of the fun watercolor bleaching technique. I then splattered the entire piece with a water loaded paint brush and dabbed off the excess water with a paper towel.
To color in the strawberries, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used a small paint brush and water to blend the ink and add to the water colored look of the card.
For a added touch of dimension, I tied a piece of red and white bakers twine around the card front. I then mounted it onto a piece of green cardstock.
Here's a little peek at one the cards I'm sharing over on the Sunny Studios Stamp Blog. I sure hope you'll stop by and check them out!