OnLine card class, Clean and Simple 3 – watercolour look second try

So the last card I did, I tried the technique showed by Dawn on Day 8 of the OnLine Card Class Clean and Simple 3. She used the WPlus9 floral stamp set, but she used a Copic blender to create a watercolour effect on the flowers before applying the next stamped layers. (The blender removes some of the ink colour to create paler spaces…). I did not have a Copic blender for my first try (my previous post here). I purchased a Copic blender and tried the technique…. Well disaster… the ink on my stamped image did not lighten, but the blender ink leaked pink under the post-it that I had placed to “reserve” the white space for the greeting. I went back to check on the technique and it seems only certain dye inks will work for this technique. I was using Stampin’Up inks and Heidi Swapp inks and it did not work. I will have to try again when I am back home….

But I did not want to spoil the card that I had taken time to stamp and it was pretty except for the the pink ink running in the white space, so I improvised and I am quite happy with the result… 🙂 I did finish the flower that was damaged in the test and that was supposed to be only half a rose. The pink that you see around the rose is not the leaked ink, but the first layer of the rose that I did in pink. I also added a few small blooms and some leaves to complete the look. I am quite happy with this result and I love this stamp set!!! So what do you think?

Here is the card:

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Details:

The stamp set is again WPlus9, Fresh Cut Florals.
The inks I used are by Stampin’Up and Heidi Swapp.
The greeting is by Bonnidee (available here) and is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black.
The white Cardstock is Nina 110 lb.
The turquoise cardstock is by Stampin’Up.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Merci de votre visite.

Louise

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