I am featuring the Wonderful Watercolors set (p. 85 IBC). I received this recently as a free set for SAB sales but hadn't had a chance to play with it. What better motivation!! & what fun I had!
Before we get to the goodies let me say that this is a set that BEGS to be used with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. For two reasons. First, the images are two-step, meaning there are separate outline & solid (inside) images. Second, it is a double mounted set. I find that my mounting isn't very accurate on double mounted sets because I don't have the full size label as my guide.
And a hint to make it easier each time you use this set (or any other 2-step set!). Grab a few sheets of vellum or vellum cardstock, sized to fit the images and the stamp box. I used vellum cardstock just so it would hold up longer & I have 3 pieces for this set. Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig & stamp each image on a corner. Now each time you pull this set out, just find your Stamp-a-ma-jig handle & you're ready to go!! On to the goodies...
Next is this Cone flower inspired card! Card base is Pixie Pink with a layer of Chocolate Chip & Shimmery White for the images. The Chocolate Chip was edged with the Eyelet Border Punch. For this one, I stamped the outline flower images in Chocolate Chip across the card alternating their direction a little, and leaving a space for ribbon. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to add the stems in Chocolate Chip, the inside of the flower with Pixie Pink, and the color to the stem & leaves with Always Artichoke. The center of the flower was colored with a Blender Pen & Chocolate Chip ink. The 1" Chocolate Chip Double-Stitched Grosgrain was tied around and all layered together!
Last, but not least. It might actually be my favorite! I decided to do one more and use DSP as the background. This is the first pack of paper I came across, the Sweet Slumber set. If you haven't seen this in person-it is Textured, cover-weight cardstock. LOVE IT!! These two prints (small dots & Baha plaid) are actually reverse sides of the same paper. Colors are Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, So Saffron & Baha Breeze. For the flower on this one, I stamped the outline flower, then lined up the stem. But when I inked the stem, I removed the ink from the little bud. I replaced that with a second flower. I stamped the inside of the flower with Ruby Red & colored the center with my So Saffron marker. The stem color was added with Sahara Sand. Of course I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig on all this! Next I repeated the flowers on a separate piece of paper and cut them out. Layer over the others with a dimensional, flicking the edges just a little with your finger to curl them up. The saying is from the Oval All set in the Occasions mini and was stamped twice, once on the Naturals White & punched with the Scallop Oval, then again on So Saffron and the center punched with the large oval.
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