Having moved on from the Abrianna stack my last projects were from, I dug through all my 12 x 12 stacks and selected my next project: a stack from Recollections called “Painted Fancy.” This stack was obviously published to cash in on the recent hot watercolor trend in papercrafting. Not a bad call, as the trend was incredibly hot for a long time, but many crafters, not trained artists, are (like myself) afraid of the unforgiving nature of watercolor paints. The stack has a mix of painted-looking patterns and colored washes, many with glittered elements. It’s nice, in soft pastel colors.
Here’s the first card:
(Which you can see I have placed upon the stack itself so you can get a glimpse of it — aren’t I clever?) 🙂
I used a 5×6.5 Recollections pre-scored card base and mounted a section from a page with random colored washes and soft printed text as a background. I used a larger sized card base so you could see more of the DP. The greeting is a stamp and diecut from the first Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval kit, from CAS-ual Fridays. I highlighted the “friend” diecut with Glossy Accents, which you can’t really see in the picture, but looks cool IRL.
I embellished it with some unusual square sequins from Doodlebug Design — square, because I am intending to send this card to a male friend of mine.
And that’s it. Watercolor effects, as reproduced in this paper, are usually colorful and interesting enough that you want to let them stand on their own.