Otterly Lost // Card Creations

August 08, 2017

Hello fellow crafters! Today I am going back to one of my favorite stamp sets in my stash. I just love these little otters! This set from My Favorite Things is so versatile. This card features the "otterly lost" sentiment on the inside of the card (which I didn't photograph, oops!). My card starts as a base if Kraft cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". 

I wanted to try another technique using the Crayola markers. I decided to try and do a watercolor background look. I took my Ranger craft mat and scribbled various shades of blue and a little bit of purple and spritzed on water. I took a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and placed it directly on top of the colored droplets. You could mix the water and marble the colors, but I just placed it straight down without further alteration.

I was able to get several watercolor panels from one round of the water droplets. It's great to have some future cards already started! If you guys would like to see a video tutorial of this Crayola watercoloring technique let me know in the comments. I let the background completely dry before moving on to the next step. Then, I cleaned my board of leftover water and started a new watercolor process using brown. I wanted my little otter to have a watercolored look too. I did the same exact process and set it aside to dry.

Once everything was dry, I started stamping! I stamped a small wave on the watercolor background using Memento black ink. I also stamped my little otter in black ink and fussy cut him out. Be sure to let your watercolor pieces fully dry before stamping and cutting. Your stamped image could bleed and your paper could tear if you attempt to perform those actions without the paper being dry.

Lastly, to complete my stamping on this card. I stamped the sentiment "I'd be otterly lost without you" on the inside. I wanted to add a little more interest to the outside of the card so I sprinkled some sequins on top. I hope you enjoyed this technique idea. It's definitely a fun way to get messy with great and colorful results! What color combos would you use for this technique? Thanks for stopping by!

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