Monday, March 21, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Monday: Watercolor Gold Balloons for Grad

My March Paper Pumpkin kit arrived on Saturday! I enjoyed putting together a few cards to share with you. I think one of the best values in the Paper Pumpkin kits is the stamp set. This month's set contains the ever useful "Hooray Grad!" Graduation times are coming quickly, and we all need a few cards ready to give.

I've been playing with watercoloring and the Gold Wink of Stella recently, and a couple of those experiments went into this card. The balloons were made with some dark Bermuda Bay wash on Thick Whisper White. I didn't end up liking the result as a card background, but I think it's stunning on the balloons!

The actual card background is Bermuda Bay re-inker mixed with Gold Wink of Stella on an acrylic block. I spritzed it a bit with water then pressed the color onto a panel of watercolor paper. I love the way it turned out, and I thought all the gold accents really made it festive.

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Stamp is from March Paper Pumpkin kit


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