Picture Perfect - Smooshing

Added by My Project Ideas Category : HandmadeCards Difficulty : In a Snap (Easy)

Place the acetate on scrap paper and roughly scribble on with the stampin’ markers (or any water-based marker). Plan how the colours will blend and where you are going to place images and sentiments afterwards.  I used Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and a little Totally Taupe.
Once you are happy (and you can just clean it up and start again if you are not), mist the acetate with water and let it blend and bead a little.
Carefully place the watercolour card stock down onto the acetate and leave for a few seconds to absorb the colour.
Depending on the look you want, leave the card stock to dry or dab it gently with the kitchen roll – this will remove some of the colour and give a softer look.
On scrap watercolour card, stamp the humming bird.  The stamps are labelled 1-4 and have an extra arrow shaped part to them, use this to line the stamps up. 
I have chosen to start with 1 as the lightest colour (mint macaron), 2 is the breast (watermelon wonder), three as Lost Lagoon and 4 as Cucumber Crush.  You could stamp it 4-1 if you wish.  Play with the colours and see what you like.  Cut out the bird
Stamp the rose and leaves.  For this I just used Delightful Dijon, with stamp 1 I stamped it off twice before stamping on the card, 2nd stamp I stamped off once and the last layer I stamped directly onto the image.  I did the same with the two leaves, using Cucumber Crush. Add a highlights of wink of stella (clear) to the rose and hummingbird.
I have also experimented and heat embossed the rose.  With layer one I used a coloured embossing powder, layer two was white embossing powder and layer three was the coloured embossing powder again.  This worked well.  Make sure you leave the layers to cool fully in-between embossing and use your anti-static bag on all the layers.
Layout the hummingbird and rose on the page, but stamp the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder before adhering with stamping dimensionals.
Glue the watercolour card to the Mint Macaron cardstock, and then to the card blank.

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