Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Botanical Blooms Cards

Peaches! We only have about two weeks left in May! Can you believe it?! I think it just hit me as I was going over the agenda for my Kindergartener's final weeks for school. It seems to me that I only just sent her off to her first day of school and her adorable backpack was almost bigger than she was. Now, she's a few short weeks away from summer, and then 1st grade! I'm trying desperately to cherish these fleeting moments, but they slip away like sand between my fingers. I'm sure many of you parents can relate.

With the final weeks of May coming fast, I wanted to make sure to remind you of all the amazing sales on retiring products that are happening now until the end of May. If there's something you've been eyeing, I definitely recommend picking it up as these items are going fast! Also, the Eastern Palace Bundles will be gone as well. You'll be able to purchase them separately later. However, you won't be able to get the awesome bonus items included. Check out the links below for more details.

One particular set I'm really going to miss is the gorgeous Botanical Blooms stamp set and dies. Every time I have used this set, I have found that I am able to create stunning cards with very little effort. You can use either separately or combine them and get elegant and lovely results. It's great for special events like weddings and parties.

In my project today, I used this set to create a graduation card as well as a bright and cheerful "thank you" card.

I wanted to focus on the brightly watercolored one on the right. If you follow me, you know I absolutely LOVE watercolor. One of my favorite ways to watercolor is to create a sort of "wave" pattern with my colors. To accomplish this, I begin with a piece of watercolor paper, and I really make sure to put down plenty of water so that the ink moves naturally along with my brushstrokes. I take my colors and add lines of color in a wave pattern in each color until I get to the bottom. If I wish to intensify the colors, I just dry it with my heat tool and then add another layer of "ink waves". You can continue this process until you get your desired color intensity. 

After my layers dried, went back and added a few waves of glitter with my Wink of Stella pen. Lastly, I die cut my flowers and layered them onto my watercolored panel, and that's my projects for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you next post, Peaches!

Guess what Peaches! You can now order either of the Eastern Palace bundles only available May 1st-May 31st.  Use the host code: 273PBQ3E.
Premier Eastern Palace Bundle:

Click here To order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle $103.50

        *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
        *Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
                 *Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad (New In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad (New In Color!)
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad (New In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium EnvelopesFREE!
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)

                                    Eastern Palace Starter Bundle:
                     Click here to order the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle $60.50
             *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set

             *Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
             *Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
             *Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad (New In Color!)
             *Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad (New In Color!)
             *Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad (New In Color!)
             *Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

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
May 2017 Hostess Code:

 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND you'll be able to pre-order in May from the brand new catalog as well as earn a 20% discount on your purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, please email me!


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