Monday, June 29, 2015

Watercolor Wings Stampin'Up!

Hey there stampers! Happy humid Monday!
How are you doing with all of this heat and humidity?

Yesterday was a little too muggy for comfort, I thought.  But since the temperature wasn't all that bad, we gave the a/c a rest.  I'm hoping to become more accustomed to the higher temps.  It isn't easy to go from the 70's to the 90's/100's in just a few days!

As promised, this week I'm going to show you the cards we made at my Watercolor Wings class on Saturday.  Here's the first one...

The stamp set we used is called Watercolor Wings and you can see it on page 75 of the new catalog.  It's a three step set and here's how we "built" the butterfly.  For the first layer we stamped in Daffodil Delight.  The second layer is Pumpkin Pie, stamped off once.  The third layer is Soft Suede.  The body of the butterfly is stamped in Early Espresso, as is the sentiment.  We used the Bold Butterfly framelits (at the top of page 172) to cut out the butterfly.  It was super-easy to create that watercolor washed background.  We used the new background stamp called Watercolor Wash (page 129) and stamped it with Daffodil Delight.  After stamping the sentiment (from the hostess set called Best Thoughts on page 180), ribbon was wrapped around the panel and the shorter pieces were tied on. Adding the butterfly with a glue dot was the final touch.  This pretty card was fairly quick and easy to make.  It takes a few tries to get the feel of the three-step butterfly, but since the stamps are the perfectly clear photopolymer kind, it's really pretty easy to line up the images.  

What's on your agenda for this last Monday in June?  Whatever it is, try to keep cool!  Oh, and please come back on Wednesday for more watercolor inspiration.
Think cool thoughts!

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