Carnival Cupcakes

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend!  I can’t believe it is March already and I have another no-line water coloring card to share with you.  The last project I did using no-line water coloring technique was almost a month ago in early February.

I am using Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes clear stamp for this card, so, here goes.

I stamped the cupcake holder, cupcake icing and the bear using All My Memories Paper Stain - Caramel.  This is the first time I am using this paper stain to stamp as this is the lightest shade I have and I thought of trying it out.  Previously, I used Antique Linen Distress Inkpad for my earlier no-line water coloring project.

I used Fabriano cold press Watercolor paper which is 140 lbs.  It has a very good texture and the quality is superb considering the price.  The only draw back I have of this paper is that it is not totally white.  It is off white but I am perfectly ok with the shade as I think it will work very well for watercolor projects.

Using distress markers, I did all the water coloring by applying the colors on my acrylic block and picking the colors with a fine wet brush.

For the background, I wet the area which I want to transfer color to it with a thick paint brush.  I picked up the colors I wanted for the background with a wet paint brush and just gently dab it around and let the color spread naturally.

I heat set it to dry the whole image and when that was done, I added some sequins, adhering to the image using Ranger Glossy Accent.

I adhered to a baby blue cardstock leaving a small border around it.  Next, I tied a ribbon using natural fibre twine and finally, adhered the whole image tag to the card base using foam tape.

I hope you like this card.

I really like this clear stamp set from Mama Elephant as it comes with different animals of different size for you to play around with.  I can’t wait to use it for my next project.  Stay tune!

Tools and Supplies

  • Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes Clear Stamp Set
  • AMM Paper Stain - Caramel
  • Fabriano Water Color 140lbs Cold Press Paper
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • Sequins
  • Natural fibre twine
  • Blue Cardstock
  • White Linen Texture Card base
  • Foam Tape


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