I would like to mention that Colleen and I have decided to make this a bi-monthly feature!! We will feature products that she carries in her shop and try to have a theme or technique in there as well!!
Okay, let's take a look at the card I created for you today! The stamp set I chose to watercolour is Born Classy and I also used the co-ordinating dies. I also chose a different medium to work with and it's also something Colleen sells in her shop! I used the Catherine Pooler Inks Reinkers and they worked quite lovely!
I picked Bellini, Peppermint Scrub, Black Jack and All That Jazz to begin with but added Icing on the Cake as well. I used Bristol Smooth Paper and stamped the images with Versamark Onyx Black Ink.
If I did this card over, I would use watercolour paper as I used a bit more water than I had anticipated and found that the Bristol started to pill slightly. I was a bit worried about the skin tone but the Bellini ink worked great! I used All That Jazz for the gown and Black Jack for the Purse. Her hair was coloured with Icing on the Cake.
These inks gave a very interesting look on this paper, almost like coloured pencil! I stamped one of the dress detail images in Versamark ink onto her dress and heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.
Now, I tried to catch this as best I could on a photo. The Versafine Ink was not completely dry so the embossing powder stuck to it. I could have brushed it off before heating it but I actually liked the added shine!
Before die cutting my images, I stamped the Floral Border Background stamp in a light grey ink onto a white panel cut with the largest die in the Fancy Frames Die Set from Craftin Desert Divas(also available at Maple Syrup Designs and one of my most loved, most used die sets).
I foam mounted the images onto the stamped panel and adhered the scalloped panel onto a light grey card panel.
I stamped the sentiment with the same Versafine Ink and also added a few confetti images that are also in the stamp set.
So this didn't turn out in a traditional watercolour style but I really like it and plan to experiment more with the CP Inks!
I really hope you liked my project today, it was a lot of fun to make!! NOW, onto the most important part of this post...THE WINNER of the giveaway which is the Large Peony 5 stamp set and dies from the The Ton!
I'm super happy to say that Carol was the lucky commentor on my blog! I will be contacting you soon and thank you for your lovely comment!!
Thank you for stopping in today! Please stay tuned for our next installment which will be May7th featuring another amazing stamp company, you won't want to miss it :)