Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using one of my favourite stamp sets from the March Release – Scandinavian Prints!

©Candles in the Garden. April 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Scandinavian Prints and Dylusions Inks.

I’m always looking for different ways of using my supplies, and for this card, I wanted to see if I could achieve a watercolour effect by stamping with lots of water and Dylusions Inks – I love the intensity of the colours in this range, even if they are meant to be used as sprays 😉

©Candles in the Garden. April 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Scandinavian Prints and Dylusions Inks.

I began by putting some droplets of various Dyslusions Inks onto my craft mat and adding a bit of water to each colour to create a large enough surface area for me to ink up my stamps. I then liberally spritzed a panel of white cardstock with water and stamped some of the solid images from the set.

©Candles in the Garden. April 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Scandinavian Prints and Dylusions Inks.

I stamped with the red first, allowing the impressions to bleed a little before heat setting. Then I repeated with the pink and yellow, heat setting in between. To add some depth, I inked up the edges of the same stamps and stamped over the original impressions. I went in with some black ink for a bit of dimension to the plumes of colour.

©Candles in the Garden. April 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Scandinavian Prints and Dylusions Inks.

To finish up, I heat set the whole panel before foam mounting it to a card base, adhered some sequins from the Gold Mix and a sentiment from Scandinavian Prints.

Thanks for stopping by!

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