A Sketch, A new stamp set and a fun technique

Welcome to another sketch challenge with the Utah Divas. I have three goodies for you today: our sketch, a quick peek at our new stamp set You're A Gem, and a fun easy way to use water color paper. Let's get to it! And don't forget - to see more projects using this sketch, just follow the links embedded below.
First, our sketch:

Now our technique:

Step One:
Spritz watercolor paper with water. Spritz enough so that you see droplets on the surface of the paper.

Step Two:
Stamp an image (or images) onto the paper using Classic Ink (dye ink).

Step Three (not pictured):
If necessary, spritz more water onto the stamped paper. You want water droplets to run across your paper when you tilt it, causing the images to blur and run a bit.

Step Four:
For additional color, use a Color Spritzer to add additional droplets of color. You can leave it as-is, or stamp over using additional images or coordinating colors.

Set aside and allow to dry before attempting to adhere to your project. If you don't wait to wait, use a heat tool to speed up the drying time. Note: Although the watercolor paper buckled when wet, it dried flat and I was able to use it on my card right away. If your paper stays curved, place it in a heavy book or between books for a while to flatten it back out.

Now here's the finished product which uses the sketch, the technique and one sentiment from You're A Gem along with a flower from Fifth Avenue Floral.

As always, I thank you for stopping by today. After the craziness of the holidays, I'm excited to be stamping again and am so happy to have someone to share it with! Now, to see other projects using this sketch, be sure to visit Alisa's blog (she'll direct you to the next Diva, too) or visit the Utah Divas blog for the full list of participating Divas.

Stampin' Supplies: 
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, You're A Gem (New!)
Ink: Peach Parfait Classic Ink and Stampin' Write Marker, Early Espresso Classic Ink
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso
Tools and Embellishments: Twill Tape, Metallic Brads, Color Spritzer, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches
Always within reach: Tabletop Paper Cutter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner, Stampin' Scrub 
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  1. how fun. thanx for sharing your technique. i'm going to have to try it. i like the fuzzy images behind the main ones. xox

  2. The watercolor technique is beautiful! I love the blurred images in the background.

  3. Wow!! What a beautiful card, and i love the technique!!

  4. Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing the technique as well!

  5. Great technique...thanks for sharing! Love how your card came out for the sketch...and how you put the punched circles on the ribbon.

  6. What a cool technique and a great look! Love it!

  7. wow Adriana - great card and wonderful tutorial. I havent tried this so might have to give it a go.

  8. Very cool. I love the look and your directions will be easy to follow!

  9. This is gorgeous!!!! I love the technique and your directions are wonderful!

  10. Cool technique! I hadn't seen that before. Welcome back - we missed you!

  11. Great idea! I keep forgetting to play with the watercolor paper. Thanks for a great way to get back into the wet stuff!

  12. Cool technique! Love your card!


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