Oh So Eclectic for GDP092

I just love the images, colors and dies in the Oh So Eclectic suite of products. I limited myself on how much I could order from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog but this bundle was a must-have for me. It might have caught my eye because it is the featured product on the catalog cover. However I came to notice it though, I was definitely drawn to the mix of geometric and watercolor images and dies.

Today I am playing along with a CASE the Designer challenge at the Global Design Project. Here is my card:

Oh So Eclectic and Jar of Love for Global Design Project 092 | Stampin' Up! | handmade cards | rubber stamping | Julie DeGuia | The Way We Stamp | watercolor

And here is the banner that inspired my card. We are CASEing the talented Steffi Helmschrott.

Global Design Project 092 | Stampin' Up! | CASE the Designer http://www.global-design-project.com/2017/06/global-design-project-092-case-designer.htmlIt is no secret that Jar of Love is one of my favorite stamp sets. So you can imagine how excited I was to see it on the inspiration card this week. In the past I have always used the framelits to cut out the jar and add it to my project, but I wanted to try Steffi’s watercolor technique on the jar this time.

Oh So Eclectic and Jar of Love for Global Design Project 092 | Stampin' Up! | handmade cards | rubber stamping | Julie DeGuia | The Way We Stamp | watercolor

How to create this Watercolor Jar.

  1. First I stamped the jar image in Smoky Slate, and the water image in Soft Sky on Shimmery White Cardstock. I used the Stampin’ Pierce Mat for this step since they are photopolymer stamps. This was a good starting point for the watercolor look.
  2. Next I taped the panel to an art board with painters tape to prevent the paper from warping.
  3. Then with my smaller Aqua Painter I picked up some more color from the top of each ink pad and added shading and shadows to the sides and bottom of the jar. This resulted in more depth to the image and grounded the jar on the paper.
  4. Make sure you dry the paper when switching colors, especially where they butt up to each other. This will prevent the two colors bleeding together.
  5. Don’t be afraid to dry the image and then add more color. The ink will reactivate, moving the color around so, it might take a few applications to get it how you want.

I also love to experiment with adding different flowers to the jar (other than those that come with the Jar of Love set) so today I picked the images from Oh So Eclectic. They are a bit large for the jar, but not so much so that it doesn’t work. I usually go with the rule of three when adding to my projects, but I felt one more flower would have been too crowded. However, the leaves fill the spaces between the flowers nicely and frame the larger flower on three sides.

Oh So Eclectic and Jar of Love for Global Design Project 092 | Stampin' Up! | handmade cards | rubber stamping | Julie DeGuia | The Way We Stamp | watercolor

I finished the card off with a sentiment from Text Ya Later, and three Glitter Enamel Dots. The dots are Dapper Denim but I used the lightest shade so you can’t really tell that the color is not an exact match to the other blues in the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. There is still time to play along with this challenge, so head on over to the Global Design Project and check it out!


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  1. Sigh Julie…I have no words….but I’ll try! This is absolutely gorgeous. And that’s how it’s done. Well done, you never disappoint!! xo

    • Julie DeGuia says:

      Thank you Louise, for your nice comment and for choosing my card as an honorable mention! Always fun to play along with the challenges!

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