5.01.2014

Hello, Beautiful... stamps. Beautiful stamps!

I recently purchased this absolutely GORGEOUS Summer Garden stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It is a collaboration set between Simon and Mama Elephant, so that alone pretty much guaranteed greatness! I am not usually much of a floral person, but they have been growing on me lately, and this one was just TOO good to pass up. I pulled it out to play this week and I am IN LOVE! This is one of my favorite cards ever! I just really love it. I hope you do, too. HA!

Hello, Beautiful


I stamped the flowers in VersaFine ink on watercolor paper. I like the way that pigment inks stamp on watercolor, so I'm finding myself using those more when I know I'll be painting a bit. I painted the flowers, but the leaves, I chose to stamp in colored ink. To create the scatters, I pulled out the amazing new Custom Panels die set from Avery Elle. I die cut the hexagons from watercolor paper, painted them, added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush, and then coated them with Glossy Accents to create my own embellishments that matched my stamping perfectly! I LOVE THEM!!! I also used one of the dies to create the curve at the bottom of the card.

Hello, Beautiful (detail)


You can find all of the products I used in the links below. If you haven't started watercoloring yet and are looking for a great set, I LOVE my Sakura Field set! It's portable, comes with a waterbrush, and has a good selection of colors that can also, of course, be mixed to create more! LOVE IT!

Have a Happy!




11 comments:

  1. So springy! Love this. Glad you are doing flowers :)

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  2. So pretty! Love the water coloring, the pretty image... those tiny hexagons look great.

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  3. I love your accents, they are perfect!

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  4. Gorgeous card Jingle! Awesome water colouring.

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  5. What a super pretty card, Jingle! The watercoloring is outstanding.

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  6. Fabulous card! Love those hexagons for pops of color!

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  7. oh i love those little hexagons so much! :D

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