Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pastel Watercolor Stripes

Hi! I'm still loving the February kit from The Hedgehog Hollow! I love bees and I think they are so cute on cards! Remember that if you want to purchase a subscription there are several ways to subscribe! You could do a month to month rolling subscription or a three month subscription! Head over to The Hedgehog Hollow shop to subscribe!

I recently got the Pastel Dreams watercolor set from Prima Watercolor Confections and the colors are just SO gorgeous! I fell in love just swatching them! I love how the pastel colors remind me of ice cream! I had the idea to create a simple striped watercolor background - one of my go to techniques. I thought I would just alternate yellow, light pink, and medium pink - but I was so drawn to the whole rainbow of colors that I just kept going! And I'm SO glad I did! I used a 1/2 oval watercolor wash brush and made simple stripes and tilted my cardstock so that the colors would puddle at the bottom of each stripe.

I love the look of spatters in the background, but the watercolor set didn't come with black - the color I usually use - and honestly I'm glad that I didn't use black and took a chance on the brown! I LOVE IT! I grabbed the geometric bee chipboard shape and pressed my Versamark ink pad over it and applied some Ranger gold embossing powder to the bee. I repeated this process three times so that I had a total of four layers of gold embossing powder on the bee. It's so smooth and looks even more raised than before!

I added the chipboard bee to the card with strong glue and used a sentiment from the Buzzin Around stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs and heat embossed it with the same gold powder from Ranger that I used on the bee. I embossed the sentiment three times so that it would have the same raised, rounded shape as the bee! Check out my process video below!

Thanks for watching!

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