I went to a card-making workshop at my Stampin' Up demonstrator's house yesterday. I haven't done that in a while, but a friend encouraged me to join her there. We made five different cards with an autumn theme. (well, one was Halloween) I will be posting them over the next few days. This first card used a watercolor block technique on glossy paper.
I smooshed four different inkpads (see below) onto a large acrylic block, spritzed it with water, and then stamped the block itself onto a piece of glossy paper. It looks really cool. A bit unpredictable. That random blob on the right edge drives me crazy, but I am practicing the art of letting go. lol
I stamped the tree silhouette and sentiment in Early Espresso ink. After heat setting to make sure it was completely dry, I stamped tiny leaves on the branches and ground in two different colors. Then I mounted it on a card base. My daughter really liked this one. Bonus - it's flat for mailing!
Stamps: Sheltering Tree (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, glossy paper (Stampin' Up)
Misc: large acrylic block, heat gun