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“Distress inks are extremely versatile and as they are water based they are great to use as a watercolour. In this tutorial I have shown how easy it is to watercolour an image and background to make a gorgeous spring card.” – Shabneez Khan-Muztar
Cut out a frame set from the oval dies as shown.
Stamp the image on to watercolour card using an appropriate waterproof ink pad as this will ensure your stamped image doesn’t bleed. Leave it to dry or use a heat gun to ensure it is dry. Then with a flat paintbrush go over the entire image with water to wet the cardstock, this ensures you have a porous surface to paint on.
With the same flat paintbrush dab some tumbled glass distress ink onto your glass mat and dilute it with water before adding it to your image so you create a blue background.
Switch to a finer paintbrush and do the same as above with brushed corduroy distress ink for the flower centre.
Use a combination of scattered straw and mustard seed inks to paint the flower petals. You can add more ink until you are happy.
For the stem and leaves use Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress inks, making the veins darker.
Stamp out Birthday Wishes for the sentiment and back onto black card.
To assemble the card stick the image onto a blue 5”x7” card blank and with foam pads add the next frame finishing with the aperture. Stick the sentiment along the bottom.