Thursday, May 22, 2014

Papertrey Ink | Make It Monday #165

Water color cards are everywhere right now, and this week's Make It Monday challenge is a fun technique using Papertrey Ink's die ink to create an artsy watercolored background. 

I used Scribbled Circles and stamped the two large circles with Hibiscus Burst and Hawaiian Shores ink. I stamped a smaller circle with Limeade Ice. I used my water brush to pull the color, then flicked on Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz, and Hibiscus Burst inks, letting some of the ink/water to drip down the paper. The result is a messy, watercolor background that is pretty cool.

I used a strip of washi tape at the top, and some neon sequins from Studio Calico scattered on the card. 


I used watercolor paper from Michaels, and it worked well for my card. I'm not an expert in watercoloring, and I'm not sure if the paper pad I picked up at Michaels is "the best" or not, but for what I'm doing I don't have any complaints.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

10 comments:

Kay said...

This is a great (and very Artsy) card- the random splatters and drips set off the beautiful colors just perfectly!

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors you used and the black butterfly against that fun background. Fabulous card!!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

A really beautiful card

Diana K said...

This is the way I wish I could watercolour! Love it.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Erin! Fabulous card!

kreativekymona.com said...

Such an awesome card! The colors are great and I love the butterfly!

Debra said...

Your creative card is fabulous!

victoria h said...

pretty card

Jaya Christina said...

Ooooh.. this is perfect and artsy.. must try :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thanks for the inspiration, just CASEd this card.