Thursday, August 18, 2011

In Love with "Sweet Floral"

Another new treasure -- the "Sweet Floral" background stamp -- pg 151 of the catalog.  This stamp was another must have for me, when I first saw the new catalog in July.  AND, it didn't disappoint! It is even prettier in real life than in the picture...  I created three different cards in the little space of "creating time" I had this week.  Here is the first one -- I used the water color crayons directly on the stamp to make this muted water colored look.  Simply spritz your stamp with water, color directly on the stamp with your crayons (here I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive crayons), then stamp onto water color paper for best results.  This technique takes some practice, as you need just the right amount of water -- too much and it is gloppy,  too little, and the image won't stamp.  However, it is worth the practice as the results are really great when you "get it".

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, water color paper, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, water color ctayons
Stamps: Sweet Floral, Cute and Curly
Accessories: Ribbon Lace punch, Modern Label punch, Houndstooth embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Rich Razzleberry marker and color spritzer tool

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