I was totally in the mood for watercoloring and I have been dying to use the In the Meadow Stamp Set that is now in the New annual catalog. It’s so pretty the many different things you can make with this stamp set. I have one more project coming up in the next couple of weeks using this Stamp Set so Stay tuned for more. I would also like to warn you that I made this card using retired colors as well, if you have them then use them, otherwise I will offer alternative colors that will work well too.
Deer Meadow Materials:
I have to let you know that Baked Brown Sugar color is retired, but a great alternative is Crumb Cake.
1.Cut Baked Brown sugar Cardstock 5 1/2″x 8 1/2″ , and score at 4 1/4″ and fold.
1. Cut Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″
2. With the Archival Ink Pad. First Stamp the deers at the top of the page somewhere in the middle.
3. Then the stamp the grass to the right and left of the deer, lined up with the grass at their feet.
4. Stamp the flowers down from the Deers just on the right and left and not in the middle.
5. Take the butterfly stamp and stamp to the left of the deer twice, in the sky.
1.Now wet the ground with just the Aqua Painter to Saturate it for easy water coloring.
2. With Emerald Envy Ink Pad Squeeze the ink pad, then open. Using the lid section, pick up color with the Aqua Painter. Stroke the dark areas around the grass, and then drag color all the way down, and repeat as needed. Tip: When change color with Aqua Painter, rub on scratch piece of paper until the color is clear
3. Saturate the sky with water first with the Mint Macaron Ink Pad, Squeeze like before then pick up color with Aqua Painter and color the sky.
4. Saturate the deer with Clear water first, then Squeeze the Bake Brown Sugar Ink Pad, and color the deer.
5. Using the Sweet Sugar Plum ink pad squeezed, color some of the flowers, and the butterflies.
6. With the Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad Squeezed color the remaining flowers to provide some variety.
1.Using Archival ink stamp sentiment in the upper right corner
1. With Stampin Dimensionals adhered to back of the watercolor paper
2. Adhere watercolor to the front of the base cardstock.
Wallah you are done!!
Even thought there is a lot of color with this Deer Meadow card, it is relatively simple to do, and it’s very relaxing. Talk about craft therapy, this is one of the reasons I craft. I have so many stressful things going on in my life crafting makes the world go round for me.
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