Our guest designer Nancy will be taking over today with a fun tutorial, I hope you enjoy!
Hot Dog Birthday Card
Watercolor-Stencil Background Photo Tutorial
Supplies Needed for Background Technique:
Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Tumbled Glass)
Hero Arts Stencil (Irregular Checkerboard Background)
Removable adhesive tape runner
Ink Blending Tool and foam
#1 Tap Distress inks onto craft sheet, mist well with water
#2 Press watercolor paper into the ink on craft sheet to pick up color
#3 Dry with heat tool
Repeat step 2 a few times to layer color, drying with heat tool each time.
#4 Apply some removable adhesive to back of stencil and arrange on top of watercolor paper
#5+6 Use ink blending tool to add Stormy Sky on the bottom and Peacock Feathers on the top
#7 Here’s the finished background. At this point I randomly stamped the tiny party hat from Lawn Fawn “So Much to Say” with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink
#8 Spray Studio Calico mist-able arrows with Dylusions Ink Spray in Pure Sunshine
#9 Add the finishing touches to the birthday card. I raided my stash of Copic colored and die cut images for the dog from Lawn Fawn’s Critters at the Dog Park. I stamped and die cut the word bubble from A Birdie Told Me, then I stamped the greeting from So Much to Say on a strip of Studio Calico paper.
That was Fantastic Nancy! and I know I can speak for our whole team, I will definitely have to give it a try.
This has been a Great Week! and I can't wait to share some of my favorite cards of hers this Friday.
Hannah, Nancy, and the DCD Design Team