And the inspiration photo from HSS:
I loved getting out the watercolor supplies for this one. Look at this shine!
I watched a YouTube video to work on my "bokeh" technique, which are the circles that are randomly placed on the card panel.
To create this effect, I first wet the entire watercolor paper panel with clean water. Then, I squeezed each ink pad while closed to apply ink to the inside of the lid - if you have reinkers, you might use them instead. I dabbed the ink off of the lids with a wet paintbrush, then dab and spread the paint as desired. I created a diagonal type pattern.
When I like the color combination, I dried it with a heat embossing gun. Then I watered down a bit of the Champagne Mist from Tsukineido and brushed it all over the top, dried again, then used it full strength on a skinny paintbrush and flicked it across the panel.
This is what it looked like before the Craft White ink circles were dabbed on. In hindsight, I think it would have been fine like this!
Inside, more stars to match the punches on the front.
Hope you're having a great Christmas season and a wonderful New Year! Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along - I'd love to see you there!
STAMPS: Simpky Celebrate (retired)
INK: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Tsukinedo Champagne Mist, Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: Modern Medley DSP, Watercolor paper, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
EMBELLISHMENTS: Confetti Stars punch, Gold Bakers Twine, Large oval punch, Crystal Effects
OTHER: paint brushes, craft mat, washi tape, water