Thanks so much for stopping by my little stamping blog!
I want to share this pretty card today. If you asked me how long it took to make, I could truthfully say it took 5 minutes, or I could say an hour.
I stamped my flower repeatedly on the colored cardstock using Prima Watersoluble Oil Pastels. This allowed me to get this pretty watercolory look! I colored on the stamp first, then applied a little water with a waterbrush before stamping. In the past, I have just sprayed the stamp with water, but since I am stamping on plain cardstock, I felt I needed the extra control over the water.
Of course, the reason why this took only 5 minutes to make is because I played around first and did some stamping and card "try-outs."** You can see that in my mock-up, I played with the arrangement and even did some different colors of ink for the sentiment and cut them out and tried them out in place to see which I liked best.
**I don't know if this is how other people make their cards, but I thought I would just sortof show part of my process here. My stamping friend, Daniel, posted a long time ago (I think when TwoPeas still existed with it's great stamping board) about stamp try-outs and I still think about it and use this idea.
Supplies: Gina K Designs Heart Blooms stamp set duo, Prima Watersoluble Oil Pastel yellow-green, Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green cardstock, Versamark ink, Recollections White detail embossing powder, Vellum, Gina K Designs Made With Love stamp set (for the sentiment), Avery Elle Mermaid Ink
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