Posted in Cards, Challenges, Paper-crafting

Hello Sunshine

I’m trying a new challenge this week with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday challenge.  This week’s project included a fun technique using a watercolor resist.  There is a great tutorial by Lexi Daly that shows how to combine watercolor and rubber cement to get a fun swirled effect on your paper.  I used an ink pad and an aqua painter to achieve my watercolor base.


The technique takes a bit of time as Lexi mentions, but it is fun and the results are nice.  Here is my original piece with my items cut out.  I’m sorry but I was excited to put my card together and forgot to take a ‘before’ picture.

Project Materials

  • Paper:  Black and White All Over–Papertrey Ink,  black cardstock and watercolor paper
  • Diecuts:  Botanical Builder–Stampin’ Up
  • Sentiment:  February Paper Pumpkin– SU 
  • Embellishments:  Rinestones–Recollections
  • Ink Colors:  Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mombo–SU 

I do not have a source for the kite.  I looked through several sites and could not find it.  My guess would be Papertrey ink, but it may no longer be available.  In my search however, I did find some cute kite dies that are available.

This was a fun challenge and I will definitely try this watercolor resist technique again.

I appreciate comments and would love to hear from you.  I’m especially curious about the vertical sentiment. Is it to distracting slanted with the vertical lines behind?

Thanks for visiting!

Sharon @ Snipin’ Sisters


5 thoughts on “Hello Sunshine

  1. Maybe your sentiment could be tilted from left to right to follow the pattern of the kite tail. With the vertical lines of the paper so straight it might be worth a try. But love the card and your technique. Good job!


  2. I liked this technique but after seeing what others have done I have come to LOVE it and hope to make more projects with this technique. Your card is simply the sweetest card!! I love the background paper you used it really highlights your sweet little details!



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