To add some drama, I did some piercing, distressed the edge of the focal image, and splattered a bit of ink onto the image as well. To do this, I stamped some of the color I want to splatter onto the top of a clam shell stamp box and spray some water with it to make a wet color (note I do this because I don't own any reinkers yet). I picked up as much of the wet color as I could with a stiff paint brush (an old toothbrush works too) and then using my finger, I pulled at the bristles so that the wet color made the splattering onto the image. I love this effect!! (click on the image so you can really see the splatters and watercolor effect!).
Finally, I finished the focal piece off by adding a sentiment on the corner. I actually stamped it over some of the leaves which I really like. It is a sentiment from the Out On a Limb stamp set from Papertrey Ink and reads, "God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars" Martin Luther. It is a lovely sentiment and very fitting for the image.
The rest of the card is obviously easy to put together!! I kept it clean as I wanted all the focus to be on the watercolored branches!!
Supplies: Stamps-Out On A Limb (Papertrey Ink); Paper-Chocolate Chip, More Mustard (Stampin' Up!), watercolor paper (unknown); Ink-Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Summer Sun, Really Rust (Stampin' Up!); Other-ribbon (unknown).
Thanks for dropping in! If you try this technique I'd love to see the results of your project! Leave me a link!!