Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted Watercolor Mother's Day Card

Hey Peaches! I'm super excited to share with you today a theme challenge that I'm taking part in this week. This week's challenge is to use a stamp set that will be retiring at the end of May. The set I chose was Stampin' Up!'s Penned & Painted. What I really love about this set is that the artwork in it lends itself to so many different possibilities and techniques. It's simple, yet beautiful design allows you to add multiple layers to the gorgeous flowers, creating a realistic look.

For my design, I actually feel like I kept it quite simple. I only stamped the first "penned" layer in versamark ink and heat embossed, using white embossing  powder. Next, I began watercoloring the flowers with Peekaboo Peach and added some Watermelon Wonder to the centers. It's so simple to watercolor, using the Stampin' Up inks. I just squeeze gently, (while the ink pad is in a "closed" position) the top and bottom of the pad together, which puts some ink into the well of the lid. Then I take my aqua painter and mix the water with my inks and add it to my project. It's so simple, the colors match perfectly with my cardstock and embellishments, and the process is so satisfying and enjoyable. I definitely recommended trying this technique. I really love the results. One thing to keep in mind when watercoloring is that you dry your project in between changing colors if you don't want them to blend or bleed into each other.

Thank so much for stopping by! See you next time!

Get this set before it's gone!


If you love these products, Make sure you get them before they're gone! With the new catalog coming in June, some these amazing products (along with a whole lot more) are retiring which means you will no longer be able to buy them for Stampin' Up! Many are up to 50% off! To see what's retiring, check out this webpage:

This month if you spend $50 or more before shipping in my online store, you will receive a FREE card kit that coordinates with this "Cool Treats" suite!!! But you MUST use the hostess code listed below to receive your free kit. 

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
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