Hello and welcome back! Today is the last day of the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration promotion. As usual, I didn't even get a chance to play with all the goodies that I acquired, but I do have one more post today with one of the fun items that is still available.
I used the By the Bay Stamp Set along with the Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set, the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and the Wood Textures paper stack for all of my cards. I also stamped the images onto watercolor paper and watercolored using my aqua painter and ink pads.
The colors I used are listed below. All the greetings were heat embossed in black onto Gray Granite Cardstock, cut into strips and adhered over some 1/4" Copper Trim. I kept everything else simple, so the focus would be on the watercolor and images.
This image was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
For this image, I die cut the middle, leaving just a few unfinished edges, and watercolored the center portion only. The unfinished portion is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I keep using those Stitched Rectangle Dies over and over! They are fabulous.
For the next card, I colored the seashells in three different hues, and then adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card base. I loved cutting the small rectangle out of the wood paper three times to make little homes for them sit in.
I probably should have scooted them all up a bit, and left a spot at the bottom for the greeting. Do you ever think of the perfect idea after your card is done?
This card idea looked better in my mind's eye than in real life. I wanted to have loose watercolored shades around the main image, and leave it in black and white. But, I think this idea would work better for a more spread out image.
I do like how the frame turned out, as I layered it with two more frames made of Whisper White Cardstock.
I think this maybe be my favorite card. I used two layered rectangles, and I love how the colors turned out. I made the scene bigger by just extending the watercolor around the edges.
The center panel is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals again.
This is probably my second favorite. I extended the scene again by use the seagull image twice, and pulling the watercolors out to the edges. The frame sits just inside the new boundary of the scene.
When I watercolored the sky, I used a paper towel to blot some of the blue ink to help get the white and lighter shades back for the clouds.
Ok, last one. Did you make it this far? I extended the scene again, enough to die cut it with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Also, I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for all of the card bases. I wish I could buy that by the palette!
I like how the colors came out on this card too, especially the little chalkboard.
The colors I used are: Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.
Well, that is all for me today! Do you like to create stamped scenes or at least color them? These stamps are great because they do all the hard work for you. You can still pick up the By the Sea Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set for free with $50 in purchases.