I have patiently waited to sit down and create with this stamp set. It’s been sitting on my shelf just staring at me saying, “Please create something fun and sweet and lovely with me”
So last week I took it off the shelf when I was able to squeeze in a few hours of creating and came up with a couple of cute cards.
My very favorite is this one. The watercolor piece. I LOVE how it turned out. The colors, the painting, it just is happy and fun. My watercoloring has come SO far. Some time back my friend Karen, (SU demo in Nova Scotia) took time to help me learn some watercolor basics. I practiced what she taught me and have taken a few other classes here and there.
I am not watercolorist, by any stretch of the imagination. But I am getting better all the time.
I realize now that having the proper tools and knowing what to expect from your inks and paints is the most important ingredient to successful watercoloring.
For example I used Arches Cold Press watercolor paper to create this. The ink moves beautifully on it and because I am novice I use a lot of water and this paper takes a beating and still looks nice. There’s a link for this paper below the Stampin’ UP! supply list.
The other cards I created are very simple. Nothing fancy or time consuming about them, but adorable none the less. How could they not be adorable when they have one of these cutie patootie pigs stamped on them.
REMINDER: If you place a minimum purchase of $50 (before tax and shipping) you will receive the Tranquil Tulips stamp set free from me. Please know if your order is more than $150 do NOT use the host code, you will still get the free stamp set. The stamp set is mailed separately from me and will likely arrive in July (possibly August). This free set is only available for one order, during the offer period. Meaning if you place a second order, you will not receive a second stamp set. Offer is Jun 22 – July 22. Subscribing to Paper Pumpkin does not count towards a $50 order unless you purchase a pre paid subscription. This offer is only through me, Wendy Cranford, and is not a Stampin’ UP! offer. Offer only available to online orders.
Thank you for sharing different techniques with us. I love your cards – your style resonates with me. I only started stamping a year ago, and always look forward to viewing your videos and learning something from new them.
Hi Linda, Thank you for such nice comments. I really love clean and simple. It seems to be what I always go to. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.
Marie Dryer says
Thank you for sharing. I love this stamp set.
I used to do alot of card makiing and my life got busy. I’m hoping to get started again.
Love water coloring and love your card!