Masculine, Techniques & Tutorials

Water Wash By The Tide

Dear Crafters,

Water Wash Technique with By The Tide

Today I share a masculine card created with the Water Wash technique, something I haven’t done a lot of experimenting with, but had some fun in the process.

Most of the cards I have seen using this technique have been feminine cards, so my challenge to myself, was to create a masculine card.

By the Tide

I stamped the images and embossed them all with clear embossing powder and heat set them. This was so that when I added the watercolour over the top, the images didn’t run. I used Pool Party for the first wash over the entire card, then went back and added colour from the bottom with Lost Lagoon. This added the depth to the card. I also added a little (diluted) colour of each of the images over the top and around them to give them a “glow”.

The ink pads I used for the images were: Coral (Versamark & dabbed Calypso Coral), Seahorse (Hello Honey), Fish (Mossy Meadow), Crayfish (Cajun Craze).

By the Tide

I added the splatter by tapping the brush with the Lost Lagoon ink. I used my heat tool to dry it so it didn’t run too much. I stamped happy birthday then used the Word Window punch before attaching it with dimensionals.

I love how this coral has a glow because I used the Versamark ink then dabbed the Calypso Coral over the top before pressing it onto the white watercolour card stock.

Once the card was dry, I also ran the Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge of the card, not only to define the border, but also to colour the side edges of the white card. This is a handy tip instead of adding another layer of card stock!

By the Tide

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card and your envelope! Do you do this? Because I can never send a card in the mail that has a nude envelope!!!

By the Tide

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

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