12 September 2020

Watercolour Peace on Earth - Colour INKspirations Challenge #85

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing my entry for Colour INKspirations Challenge #85.  For my card, I got out my water painters and attempted a watercolour background in the challenge colours to create a Christmas card in contemporary colours.  



My first to attempts were way too dark for my liking but I finally managed to get something closer to what I had planned. Taking my E stamping block, I pressed each corner into each of the stamp pads to pick up some ink and using the Water Painters, I wet my watercolour paper with plain water before watering down my inks and applying them to the paper.  I like to let this dry naturally but if you are really pushed for time, you can use your heat tool.  It does fade the colours a little doing it this way though.

Once this was completely dry, I went and run this piece through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine using the Suble 3D embossing folder to add a little more texture.  The 'star' die in the Christmas Layers Dies was perfect for my contemporary look and was cut from regular Whisper White cardstock. This was glued onto my water colour piece along with two extra 'stars'  to fill the gaps. 

I die cut 'Peace' from the Peace & Joy Bundle in Rich Razzleberry cardstock but felt it got lost on the background, so to help define the word a little more, I decided to die cut the next size up in vellum (this die will also cut the stamped Peace image).  To finish my sentiment, I stamped 'On Earth' in Rich Razzleberry ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed.

Once everything was adhered to the watercolour piece, this was then stuck down to my card base using foam dimensionals.



  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Misty Moonlight, Gorgeous Grape, Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, Whisper White Regular and Thick, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum
  • Water Painters (comes in a set of three - fine, medium and large flat)
  • Christmas Layers Dies
  • Peace and Joy Bundle
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Foam Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets

 Thanks again for stopping by.  If you live in Australia and would like to know more information about the products I have used, please feel free to contact me.  Links to my online store are below the product thumbnails.  Have a great day! 





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