In what feels like another lifetime, I taught elementary school.  For 22 years I shopped all the back to school sales to buy folders, pencil boxes, extra pencils and all kinds of prizes for “my kids.”  For the past week I’ve seen Facebook posts from my teacher friends as they’ve been preparing for the first day of school which happens to be today! This is the 6th year that I haven’t been a part of that world.  I miss it but I’m also very happy with my life right now!  If any of my teacher friends are reading this, I hope you have a wonderful, fun first day!

Instead of preparing for a classroom full of second graders last week, I was able to spend time in my craft room and play with all of my crafting supplies!  I created a card using a watercolor wash and I made a video, YES, I finally made a video, showing this technique!  It had been so long since I’d last made a video that it took me some time to remember how to edit it!  I had several people ask me to create a video showing this technique and I’m so sorry that it took so long!

The amazing thing about creating a watercolor wash is that you’ll never create the exact same background.  Each piece is one of a kind! Using Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay I created the background you see below.  I love these colors together!  I decided not to use this piece as a focal point but instead used it in a way that the colors would peek through. I was very happy with the results!

As you’ll see in the video below, creating a wash is easy and fun!  On a piece of Whisper White, I cut out three butterflies using the Move Me Thinlits.  I added a sentiment using Tempting Turquoise ink and the stamp set from the Oh Happy Day Card Kit.  I then attached the background to the Whisper White using Fast Fuse.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it to my base of Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  To finish the card, I added a sprinkling of rhinestones.

I hope the video below is helpful and that you’ll give this technique a try!  If you’re reading this in an email, please click here for the video!

Stamping Supplies – Below you’ll find all the supplies I used to create my card.  To purchase any of these items, simply click on any of the pictures and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

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Have a wonderful day!


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