Tuesday, May 2, 2023

From A Break to a Watercolor World!

 WOWSERS!  Due to LOTS of life stuff, I took an unintended break from this creative world.  If anyone is still here and reads this space on the internet anymore ... I'm sorry!  But I am back now and it feels SO GOOD to create with paper again!  💗  So let's get back into it, shall we?!  

When I first saw the stamp I am using for this card I am posting today, I got SO EXCITED!  

I ♡ LOVE ♡ to travel.  "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" is kinda my mantra.  Haha.  This world is just so wide & beautiful & amazing ... and I want to see everything!  😀  So when I had some of the members on my team over to practice some different watercolor techniques...I grabbed this stamp and knew I had to use it somehow.  What stamp is it, you ask?!  Well...you probably have guessed if you have seen Stampin' Up!'s BRAND NEW Annual Catalog (or it was also in the last Mini Catalog) ... but if not...it is the Watercolor World Stamp Set! 

Colors Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Basic White, Black, Crumb Cake
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Shimmery White, Basic Black
Stamps: Watercolor World, Happy Labels
Tools:  Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Linen Thread

Gorgeous, isn't it?!  😍. It is a major swoon stamp set and since you can never go wrong with a rainbow...this card is a double swoon for me! The stamp is a big background stamp, and I love how it just covers the whole card front.  Added some splatter, a greeting, a few embellishments...and VOILA!  The card is done!  

I should have taken pictures or a video of how I made this card, but I didn't.  I am sorry!  If that would be helpful, let me know and I can do that!  First though, let me kinda explain it.  

  • Lay the stamp with the rubber side up on your workspace.  
  • Use Stampin' Write Markers to color on the stamp, inking it up.  *Any colors you desire will work.  I used colors in rainbow order for this card.  If you are particular about the order of colors, work opposite of how you want the color order stamped, since you will be stamping the mirror image of what you are inking up.  For example...when this stamp is laying rubber side up, America is on the right side of the stamp. But when you stamp it...it will end up on the left.  So from left to right when I was coloring the stamp, I colored the stamp in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink.
  • For a watercolor look, spritz the stamp with water before stamping.  This will help the colors blend together.
  • Turn the stamp over quickly, and stamp onto your cardstock or watercolor paper.  💖

Then just add whatever details you want and VOILA!  Gorgeous card!  Here is the stamp image...

WATERCOLOR WORLD Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up!

Have you made anything with this yet?!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Don't forget to check out Stampin' Up!'s BRAND NEW Annual Catalog!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting!  

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