Yesterday I shared how I had a beautiful, full sized panel of emboss resist using Amuse Studio’s Botanical Silhouettes and Wasabi and Winter Sky Splash. Had is the key word! I started playing around again with it and ended up with a “hot mess” as they say. I did salvage some of the good parts and I posted my first card here. This card is an A4 sized card – it was a really popular style when I first joined Amuse Studio as a consultant 4+ years ago. It’s still a great size if you want just a tiny note to send…
Today’s card salvages just a piece of watercolor paper with some of the Splash but it was such a pretty piece, I couldn’t throw it away! I also was playing around with a new to me rubber stamping technique. If you have not used Amuse Studio inks before – they are actually more like a pigment ink in nature and they have a wonderful opaque type quality to them. I wondered what would happen if I inked my stamp and then spritzed it lightly with water (even though it’s not a dye ink) – like I’ve been doing with my Tombow markers. Wow!! The results are wonderful as you can see here. The colors are soft and dreamy – I did this for both the flowers (Mini Blooms amuse studio stamp set) and leaves (Love and Thanks amuse studio stamp set).
What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?
I have to admit, even though I liked the soft look of my water misted ink foliage, it wasn’t strong enough against the tag. I just dipped my waterbrush into my Peerless Watercolor paints and followed the lines of the stamp to add some extra definition. Heart be still! It is so easy – you don’t have to be an artist to feel like an artist!!
all supplies are from a•muse|studio
Stamps: Mini Blooms, Love and Thanks and Happy Thoughts
Papers: Bristol, Sugar and Azul cardstock
Misc: Stitched Tag die set, Onyx, Melon and Grass ink, Winter Sky Splash, Peerless Watercolor paints.