Oodles and Oodles of Fun!
Jean here. Today I’m sharing this fun card I created using items from the Pawsome February Release featuring the Pho Real stamp and dies.
For this card, I skipped the traditional bright, Asian colors and went for something a bit softer. Sometimes I like doing things a bit unexpected just to see how they turn out. I hope you’ll agree that this card turned out pretty cool!
To make this card, I stamped the images using VersaMark ink on watercolor paper, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. This is my favorite way to watercolor because the heat embossing creates a ridge that prevents your watercolor from going outside the lines.
I used my Zig Real Brush Markers and a water brush to color the images. The Zig markers put down intense color where they are applied, so I was careful to apply the color where I wanted the darkest areas and then pull the color out using the water brush. You could also use a paintbrush, if you prefer.
Once all my images were colored, I cut them out. My dies had not arrived yet, so I had to fussy cut these – but I much prefer the dies since my cutting abilities are…well…a bit limited. :-)
For the background, I lightly ink-blended the Moroccan Flowers stencil in pale blue-green ink and die cut it using a domed die I had in my stash. I did trim the bottom of the dome to leave enough room for my sentiment.
For the card base, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder at the bottom.
I adhered my Moroccan Flowers dome, my bowl of Pho, and my bottle of hot sauce using foam adhesive to give the card some added dimension.
I carefully placed my slice of lime, egg, and shrimp in my bowl, and added a few Spring Showers sequins for a bit of shine and to complete the card.
Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!