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Monday, April 7, 2014

PS Guest Designer Search--Watercolor Unicorn

Hello, hello!  Paper Smooches is having another Guest Designer Search for May, and of course, I decided to enter!  I initially made the magic card for my friend's daughter, but since it was quite involved, I decided to keep it as a template for future cards and make something else. I thought it would be really cool to try watercolors even though I haven't been too successful with them in the past and this time they turned out super cool!  I have liked the look of paint splatter since I was a little girl and this took me back :)

This was such an amazing transformation for me and looking back, I wish I would have taken pictures of the process.  It started off with a sheet of watercolor paper and I was able to use Distress Inks to make this really cool splattered paint effect.  After the paper dried, I added some more splatters to parts that looked a little bare, then had to let it dry again before adhering it to a card base.  I colored the adorable unicorn with Copic markers, then embossed the Happy Birthday stamp in the corner.  I love this stamp! It was another one of my yard sale finds :) Man, I love yard sales because I can find the best bargains!

Here's a supply list of what I used:
Canson Watercolor Paper
Spectrum Stamp Set (Paper Smooches)
Copic Markers 
Distress Inks
Happy Birthday Stamp (Inkadinkado)
Embossing Powder
Heat Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked the card!


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