If you're a Mama Elephant fan like I am, today is the day! Special thanks to Mama Elephant for collaborating on this exciting STAMPtember celebration! (And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAMA ELEPHANT!) The limited edition stamps are called "Rain or Shine" and wafer thin dies are also available! Supplies are limited and the release is only available while supplies last!
For my card today I'm sharing very, very minimal masking, some stenciling for the background, and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The Bristol Smooth Cardstock is very forgiving with the water based Distress Ink and Zig markers so even if some of the background ink gets somewhere I wish it wasn't, I'm able to either go over it with a marker or remove the ink with a bit of water.
I stamped the images from the Rain of Shine Stamp Set on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I used a bit of masking on some of the smaller critters to create the scene.
For the top of the background panel, I used the MFT Mini Clouds Stencil and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink to create thunderstorm clouds. I lightly blended the ink down into the bottom half of the card being careful of the stamped images but not worrying too much if a bit of ink went over parts of them.
The images and ground were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Some of the images I used a water brush pen filled with water to blend out the area better, it really just depended on what I was coloring. The full list of markers and what colors I used for each part of the scene are listed in the how-to video tutorial for easy reference.
Little tufts of grass (the image is also from the Rain or Shine Stamp Set) were stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and blended with the water brush pen. Drops of rain were stamped with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and blended out with the water brush pen as well.
A sentiment from the Rain or Shine Stamp Set was stamped with Versamark Ink on a die cut Park Avenue Die Cut thought bubble and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The greeting was adhered to the card with foam adhesive.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of this Minimal Masking for watercoloring card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
S U P P L I E S
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