Bright Watercolour Backgrounds

One of my favourite things to do when I’m feeling a creative block is pull out some stamps and make a background. I love creating stamped backgrounds!

On this particular day, I was feeling watercolour-y….

Let’s look at the popsicle card first:

I trimmed some heavyweight watercolour paper down to 4″ x 5.25″. I used Versamark ink to stamp the popsicles, then set them with black embossing powder.

Because I was stamping on watercolour paper, the images didn’t stamp perfectly. After I heat embossed I just went in with a thin black marker and filled in the lines.

I deliberately painted out of the lines for a whimsical, messy look. I think that look suits a popsicle image perfectly! I mounted my card and heat embossed a simple sentiment. I love the way this colourful card turned out!

Let’s take a look at the apple card:

I started this card out the same way, watercolour paper and black heat embossing.

I wanted to highlight the different colours that apples can be, rather than just basic red or green. So I started with solid green at the top, and solid red at the bottom then added a bit more yellow to each apple as they met in the middle.

This turned out better than I expected! I love the way the colours blend!

Thank you so much for looking and be sure to share on Facebook with other stampers!

-Melissa

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