Today my son turned 14!! Eeck…I actually sat down yesterday to make him a special birthday card. This card probably means more to me than him but what I may tell him tonight is that the blue in this card is from a bottle of liquid watercolors that I had bought back in the days when: 1) they loved me (ha ha) and 2) loved to do things with me. He was just 2 and my daughter 4 but we’d paint and draw and just create. They’d call me “Ms Honeybear” and I was their pretend teacher – what they didn’t realize is that they were actually learning! 🙂 I’d put these concentrated, liquid watercolors in spray bottles and they could squirt them on paper – definately an outside project! I almost gave them away this year and so glad I didn’t because they are perfect with this emboss resist technique.
For this card, I clear embossed on watercolor paper and then just dipped my paintbrush into the blue watercolor, one time. That’s how deep the colors are. I worked it around the paper and wet the brush to fill in any blank areas. Once it dried, I found it looked best with a vanilla cardstock. I did the same thing with the arrow. Both images are from the Rock Star set from a•muse studio. Lastly I just punched out the smallest star from my a•s star dies and finished it off with a button.
Thanks for putting up with my long, drawn out trip down memory lane! Now I have to get ready for the ladies coming over this morning for my Under the Big Top card class. We’re having popcorn and peanuts!!