I’ve been playing around with a lot of watercoloring techniques this week. I decided to combine that with this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge and the new Amazing You stamp and die set that you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.
There are a few fantastic selections of free products that you can select during Sale-A-Bration (SAB) and that starts TODAY!
I stamped the floral image in Versa Mark in on watercolor paper and then heat set it using white embossing powder. Then I used my Aqua Painter and added water to the flower. I dabbed in some Melon Mambo ink close to the center and some Crushed Curry close to the outside of the petals. I let the water do the blending and each petal looks a little different.
I did a simple watercolor wash in the background with Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks. The embossed swirls are from the Peacock stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.
The die cuts are from the layered circles and the swirly bird. The Celebrate is from the free set I got for making a $100 purchase from mystampingstore.com. The you is stamped on white card stock in Melon Mambo with some star enamel dots in the same color. I also added a few Glitter Enamel Dots and called it a day.
The card is not as Clean and Simple (CAS) as this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch for the week!
Love the sketch! I just couldn’t resist practicing some watercoloring techniques.
I think that this will be Mom’s birthday card this month. I do think it’s one of those cards that I need to set aside for a day and look at it tomorrow. Do you have cards like that? You like them so much better the next day. If that happens to you, try taking a picture with your phone. I’ve noticed that I often like it better when I see a photo of it.
Sale-A-Bration and The Occasions Catalog
You can view the new products online at mystampingstore.com!
How does Sale-A-Bration work?
For every $50 you spend, you get to select a product from the Sale-A-Bration tab at mystampingstore.com for free! There are two products that you can only get when you spend $100. My strategy was to spend $150 in product all at once so that I got $15 in free hostess rewards and either 3 free $50 SAB products or 1-$100 product (like that Amazing You die set with the celebrate die cut) and 1-$50 product (like the coordinating Amazing You stamp set that has the floral image and the YOU among many other fabulous images and sentiments). To get the free SAB products, you can shop from any current catalog and the clearance rack. You don’t need to limit your purchases to the Occasions catalog, although there are some fabulous new goodies in there!
Project Supply List
You will find links to the new catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure using the link to the right or you can see it all at mystampingstore.com!