Whale, hello Watercolor Paper!  This 140-lb. paper is perfect for creating backgrounds and coloring in images with various watercolor mediums. This paper is very absorbent making it easy to work

A watercolored background provides the perfect setting for this whale complete with iridescent sequin bubbles. Message in a Bottle by Stampin' Up!

I used a Whisper White cardstock base cut 4″ x 8″ and added a layer of Watercolor Paper measuring 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.  I used a combination of ink colors to achieve the final result you see here. Begin wetting the Watercolor Paper using the Stampin’ Spritzer.  I added the lightest color of blue first (Marina Mist).  Squeeze the closed lid of your ink pad. Open the pad and there will be a pool of ink inside the lid. I used my Aqua Painter to pick up the color and randomly dabbed in on the wet paper. The wet Watercolor Paper allows the color to bleed creating a random pattern.  It’s important that you let each color dry before applying the next one or they will simply blend together. I’m a bit impatient while I’m creating so I sped up the drying process by using my Heat Tool. The best part of creating these types of backgrounds is that they are fool proof!  You simply can’t make a mistake and each creation will be unique.

Close up . view of a watercolored background provides the perfect setting for this whale complete with iridescent sequin bubbles. Message in a Bottle by Stampin' Up!

I stamped the whale from the Message in a Bottle stamp set using Smoky Slate ink and adhered it using Mini Dimensionals.  The Iridescent Sequin Assortment has a large array of colors and this blue hue worked perfectly to mimic bubbles.

Aerial view of a watercolored background provides the perfect setting for this whale complete with iridescent sequin bubbles. Message in a Bottle by Stampin' Up!

The Watercolor Paper was added to the card base using Dimensionals. I loved the added depth that this layer provides to this simple card. I confess, I made half dozen of these cards because they were that easy – and fast!  When you place an order in my online store you will receive a reusable hand stamped card (among REWARDS!) as a thank you. You might just get this one!

Check out the tutorial for this stamp set “Message in a Bottle” in my Project PDF Tutorial library. Click on the image below.

Message in a Bottle stamp set by Stampin' Up! Project PDF Tutorial for 4 different cards. Lisa's Stamp Studio

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Fast Fuse Sale February 8-12, 2018 only or while supplies last. Stampin' Up!

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