Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Helping Me Grow

Hi there!  I recently received my order from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue but then went away for a long weekend for my husband's birthday, and was not able to break out anything new until today, when I created a card using the Helping Me Grow stamp set.  I resisting buying it when it came out earlier this year in the Occasions Catalogue but once it made it to the annual catalogue I decided to take the plunge.

Starting with a panel of watercolor paper, the flower image were stamped with Archival Basic Gray ink.  I just love the delightful flowers in this stamp set!  I decided to use Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Surgarplum, a couple of the new 2016-2018 In Colors, for the flower and a third, Emerald Envy, for the stems.  Usually my watercoloring is very controlled but with this image I decided to let the water move the ink around to a degree, so it spread a bit outside the stamped image.  After coloring the flowers, I used my heat tool to dry them before coloring the centers and the stems.  The last step was to color the background with Tempting Turquoise.

When totally dry, the water colored panel was popped up on Dimensionals on a 4 x 5.5 inch base of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  I chose the skinnier base so that when the sentiment hung off the edge, the card would still fit in a standard A2 envelope.  The only embellishment is the white twine, keeping the focus on the water colored flowers.

Thanks for dropping by today!  As always your visit and comments are so appreciated.  I'll be back later this week to share some more cards made with some of the new products from the recently released catalogue.

Until next time...


Product details
Stamps:  Helping Me Grow, Balloon Celebration (sentiment)

Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolor
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Tempting Turquoise, Archival Basic Gray
Other:  Circle Card Thinlit (sentiment banner), Aqua Painter, Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine

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