A Watercolour Just For You

Watercolour Flower Just for YouBe Square … this Monday’s challenge from #simonsaysstamp.

The solid part of the flower stamp was coloured with watercolour markers and stamped on watercolor paper (to ensure the ink was still wet, the huffing technique (breathing onto the stamp before stamping) was used).

The outline part of the flower was then stamped over top of the solid stamped image.

The watercolour paper was trimmed and attached to a black card.  A few yellow brads were attached to the centre of the flower to help hold the panel to the card.

The sentiment was stamped on cardstock, layered to another square piece of cardstock, and then attached to the card.

The centre of the flower was highlighted with Liquid Pearls and glitter glue was added to the leaf.

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Product List:  stamps – flower (Rubbernecker “Splatter Flower 1”), sentiment (Impression Obsession);  glitter glue (Ranger Industries “Stickles”); Liquid Pearls (Ranger Industries); watercolour markers (Marvy); ink (Tsukineko StazOn – Jet Black); watercolour paper, watercolour paper, brad, square punch

Floral Background For You

Floral BackgroundBe Square, this Monday’s challenge from #simonsaysstamp, led to this creation…

The floral background stamp was coloured with watercolour markers and stamped on glossy white cardstock (to ensure the ink was still wet, the huffing technique (breathing onto the stamp before stamping) was used).   The stamped cardstock was trimmed and matted with green cardstock and then attached to a white card.

A length of twisted ribbon was attached to the top of the card with brads.

A square was punched from the stamped cardstock and matted with green cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped on the punched square and attached to the card with foam tape.

The floral background was highlighted with glitter glue.

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Product List:  stamps – floral background (Penny Black “Poppy Pattern”), sentiment (Impression Obsession);  glitter glue (Ranger Industries “Stickles”); watercolour markers (Marvy); ink (Tsukineko StazOn – Jet Black); ribbon, glossy cardstock, brads, square punch

Ring Around the Tree

ring-around-the-tree Inspired by #simonsaysstamp’s Wednesday challenge from last week and the recent Monday challenge, I paid homage to the Christmas Tree with the whimsical  Raindrop Tree from Impress Rubber Stamps.

The tree was stamped on acetate and a green patterned paper.  The acetate tree was coloured with alcohol inks.  Both trees were cut out and attached together with double-sided tape.  Using the Circle Loop die four loops were cut out using two different patterned papers.  The two loops of the same paper were attached together in a few spots, allowing some separation.   The loops were layered with a strip of patterned paper and attached to the card.

ring-around-the-tree-3The sentiment was stamped on vellum and attached to the card.  The tree was attached to the card with foam tape and highlighted with glitter glue.  A few sequins were added to the completed card.


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Product List:  stamps – tree (Impress Rubber Stamps “Raindrop Tree”), sentiment (Make an Impression); die (Simon Says Stamp “Circle Loop”); ink (Tsukineko StazOn); sequins; alcohol ink (Ranger Industries); glitter glue (Ranger Industries “Stickles”)

A Partridge, a Pear, and a Tree

trio-of-sweatersSimon Says Stamp’s Ugly Sweater set is so fun and has so many possibilities — though, I think any creation made with it wouldn’t be ugly at all!!

I used three different patterned papers for the sweaters and coordinating papers for the trim — all were stamped, cut out, and glued.

trio-of-sweaters-5Behind the three sweaters I used Concord and 9th’s Tree Ring Background stamp and a strip of flowered paper.  I stamped the sentiment on acetate and then layered these on a gray card.   The tree ring was coloured with gelatos.

Each sweater was embellished with a different item — a wooden bird coloured yellow with alcohol ink markers, a pear sticker attached with foam tape and highlighted with liquid pearls, and a wooden tree coloured and also highlighted with liquid pearls. trio-of-sweaters-3 The flowered and striped sweaters were attached directly to the card and the “pear sweater” was attached with foam tape.  A few silver sequins were attached to the card.

trio-of-sweaters-4The piece of tree ring that was cut away for the placement on the front was attached to the back of the card.

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Product List:  stamps – sweater (Simon Says Stamp “Ugly Sweater”), Tree Ring Background (Concord & 9th), sentiment (Stampa Rosa); gelatos (Faber Castell); ink (Tsukineko StazOn – Timber Brown and Jet Black); sequins; wood veneer spaces (Studio Calico);  sticker (Jolee’s Boutique, pears); alcohol ink markers (Spectrum Noir)