Hello Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend!
Tonight is the Beautiful You card class and I can’t wait to see all the ladies who have signed up! This stamp set works so well with a variety of techniques and we will be focusing on some of those this evening.
This first card features paper piecing. Super easy and fun, you stamp your image on your main cardstock (in this case the Whisper White Notecard) and then repeat on patterned paper.
Hand cut the portion you need from the patterned paper and adhere over the stamped image on the notecard. Such a great way to add a pop of colour and detail to your card.
The second card showcases using the solid abstract image in the set to stamp over the womans outline image. Simply ink up in your favourite colour, line up over your stamped outline and voila! Your lady now is wearing a colourful dress!
If you look really close, you’ll notice that I added Clear Wink of Stella to her green hat around the top and left edges of the hat. (much nicer to see in person) To see how I coloured the hat before I added the Wink of Stella, continue on reading. The third card provides the information you need for this 😉
The third and final card focuses on watercolouring with the new Watercolour Pencils and a Blender pen. This works well on Watercolour Paper but also on Thick Whisper White cardstock or the Notecard and Envelope sets as the Notecards are made of heavier cardstock as well. Colour your stamped image using your choice of colour, adding more colour in areas you want highlighted.
Since I’m not great with knowing where to add extra colour, I add more to wear the stamped image has detailed lines, as this is a general rule that these portions would stand out more. Don’t push too hard with your Watercolour pencil as it may break the lead inside and then pieces will just keep falling out as you sharpen it making it un-usable. Next take your blender pen and ‘colour’ over top to smooth out the colouring and blend it together.
Tip: To colour the skin portions, I used the Pumpkin Pie Watercolour Pencil… very, very lightly! Then blend with the Blender Pen!
Hopefully this helps you with some new (or perhaps old) techniques to use with line image stamp sets! If you didn’t love this set before, have you changed your mind after seeing these cards and techniques?