I was in a rush to get together a birthday card for a friend (thank you Facebook for reminding me!) but alas it still will be late! Thankfully the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me a great CAS starting point and I’ve been trying to play along with Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This new set, Gnome Other, from Amuse Studio’s February Collection features a gnome but I am loving all of the other images as well. Here is a card I did a few days ago featuring all of the tiny pieces of the stamp set which I love! If you missed it, it’s really worth a visit!
What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?
I seldom sit down and make a card from start to finish. If you are like me, you are always multi-tasking and trying to get more done! (I hope you are more successful than me!) I die cut a few different sized circles from watercolor paper with my Amuse Studio Stitched Circle dies…I did pick sizes for the images I knew I wanted to play with. Later I came back and stamped a few of the images and then even later I was able to color them in with my Peerless Watercolor paints from amuse studio. I actually did them as I was preparing dinner – waiting for pots to boil and bread to heat up in the oven. In the evening and next day the cards finally came together. Phew!
stamps: Gnome Other (February Collection), Grow (February Collection) – sentiment
paper: Sugar, Wasabi, Onyx, and Bermuda Petite Polka Dot cardstock (watercolor paper – Walmart)
accessories: Peerless Watercolor paints, Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, Stitched Circle One die set, white embossing powder
This card makes me happy, happy! If you find it a challenge coloring or are critical of your results, I think you will find watercoloring a very forgiving medium and easy stamping technique to learn. You can see that you do NOT have to color exactly up to the lines and if you get color where you don’t want it, it is easy to blot up with a paper towel. In the card I referred to earlier, you’ll see that I often went out OVER the lines and that is okay too. In fact, I like that look a lot and I really embraced it here just to give you some more rubber stamping ideas – this was inspired by Joan Bardee and turned out to be one of my most popular cards!
Be sure to check out the entire February Collection from amuse studio! It’s fresh and springy…
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