Thursday, May 5, 2022

Color Everything

This two-step stamp set lends itself to a watercolor look without having to watercolor. What do you think?

   Color & Contour

   Real Red A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

   Daffodil Delight
   Fresh Freesia
   Garden Green
   Highland Heather
   Polished Pink

   Granny Apple Green
   Real Red

   2-Step Stamping
   Blending Brush/Sponging

   Blending Brush/Sponge
   Brushed Brass Butterflies
   Basic Pearls Jewels

First, I used a blending brush to add Daffodil Delight as a sunny background. You can also sponge on the color, if you do not have a blending brush.

Next, I used my markers to color directly onto the stamp (markering). I used Real Red for the roses and Granny Apple Green for the stems and leaves. I activated the ink with a puff of my breath and then stamped them. One in the center and another off to the side.

I stamped my sentiment, using Garden Green, in the top center of the card.

Next, I added three flowers to fill and balance the card. I used Highland Heather as the outline color.

I then filled the three flowers (2nd step) with Fresh Freesia. I used Polished Pink to fill the roses.

As a filler, I added a few leaf outlines in Garden Green.

Lastly, I added two butterflies, a few pearls, and adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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  1. Sally, this is so pretty. Jeanette

    1. Thank you, Jeanette. I just bought the set and couldn't wait to play with it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. I hope all is well with you! I love the stamping on this card. I'd rather stamp and have it look like watercolor instead of dragging out the watercolor supplies! Nice card!

    1. All is well. Thank you, Fonda. I took the month of April to visit family (my children & grandchildren). I spent the last eleven years being my Mom's care giver, and I lost her to a better place in February. So, I took a much needed rest. I'm back, and slowly fitting in my paper therapy. I still have a million and one things to take care of and put to rest, but they will be there, until I get to them. Thanks for asking, Fonda.

    2. Great stamp set and love the wonderful colors you used too.

    3. Thank you, Lisa. Much appreciated.