First is the Floral Surprise. The first card, I colored the entire image with watercolors, let dry, and then came back with detail using polychromos pencils. For this second card today, I used just the polychromes pencils for a softer look.
After the first layer of coloring, I went back with a just a little bit of shading, keeping this soft. For the base of the card, I blended a pale blue ink, fussy cut the stamped and colored image, and foam adhered.
Before foam adhering, I placed and stamped the sentiment at the bottom. LOVE Evelin’s fonts for sentiments!
Next, is the Under The Sea: Merfriends stamp set. I colored all the images with watercolors, let dry, and fussy cut them out. Then I went looking in my stash of leftover mixed media creations and found pieces along with pattern paper from my stash to layer for my base.
For the first layer of the card panel, I used a die cut leftover from my first card using this set, then layered and stitched the pattern paper and mixed media panel for my background. The background was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Embellishment Mousse. Then I adhered my images.
I used another leftover mixed media piece to stamp my sentiment.
Next is the Best Friends Fur-Ever! stamp set. I colored all of these pieces with watercolor, fussy cut them out, and then used pattern papers from my stash to create a base, then clustered the images together.
And again, I am so happy with Evelin’s fonts and sentiment choices. So usable and so many possibilities. My first card I created with this set, was just the larger monster and a coffee sentiment.
Hope you have enjoyed the teams inspiration and have picked some favorite sets to purchase! Hard to choose, but really ALL so wonderful!
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes twenty-one (21) stamps – fourteen (14) images + seven (7) words/sentiments
And now let’s see the stamps in action!
To showcase our Under the Sea: Background set, I decided to make another pop-up card (I made one yesterday using our Take a Leap of Faith set, click HERE to see it). I also used my homemade waves stencil to create the waves on this card. Using my trusty distress inks, I blended various shades of blues to achieve the desired backdrop. I will write a separate post on all the supplies and my process creating this card if you are interested to know more. Just let me know in the comments below.
I used the narwhals from our Under the Sea: Narwhal set which we showcased on Debut Day 1 (click HERE to see more) to complement this large stamp. The little fishes are from Under the Sea: Merfriends which we are showcasing today too. These 3 sets complement each other so very well and are so fun to play around with.
I stamped all the images on smooth cardstock as I am using my colored pencils to color all the images. Then I fussy cut them while watching some of my favorite re-runs. To assemble this pop-up card, I used a recycled piece of stiff acetate to pop the narwhal up so that it looks dimensional. Then, I added little white bubbles using my white gel pen. It adds just that little dimension to complete the scene.
For this second card, I used Under The Sea: Merfriends set. First, I stamped all the images onto the cardstock, then using a masking fluid pen, I covered the images with the masking fluid. This allows me to apply watercolor onto the cardstock without coloring the images. Allow the masking fluid to dry before applying watercolor onto the images.
To create a flat card, I applied watercolor directly on white cardstock. Another reason why I applied watercolor directly on the cardbase and not on watercolor paper is because I rather like the speckled, uneven look of watercolor on cardstock. Because cardstock is not made for watercoloring, the watercolors are being absorbed very quickly into the paper. This makes it really hard to create a smooth wash but that is the look that I am going for. Once the watercolor is dried, I peeled off the masking fluid with an eraser.
Next, I colored the images with colored pencils and darken the lines with a ballpoint pen because peeling the masking fluid off with an eraser did lighten the ink a little. I finished off the card with some waves stamp from Under the Sea: Narwhal and clear crystals I got a long time ago.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s showcase and are loving all the inspiration from our Designers as much as I do. Tomorrow is our Release day with the showcase of our last two stamp sets from this Release.
Remember to check back here to see the final two sets and also our Giveaway. We will be giving away not one but two prizes this Release!