Does something you’re making ever turn out quite different from how you imagined? That is what happened with these Stampin’ Up! celebration cards!
I had a neutral toned card in mind and I intended to stamp across the beautiful debossed greeting, but then when I did it, I didn’t like it much. 🙂
Instead I chose the Touches of Texture stamp set for a little bit of floral and added just a tiny bit of ink splatter stamping (it’s an actual stamp, although on the photo it looks like a smudge!) on the first card, and then I watercolored the second card in using our amazing new pencils and the blender pen. I decided to leave off the ink splatter and add a ‘you’ banner underneath.
Which one do you like better?
These Stampin’ Up! celebration cards are for a few of my wonderful team who are doing amazing things! They get a gift from me as well as something handmade. I hope they like them. 🙂
New Watercolour Pencils
There are so many great things about our new Watercolour Pencils but I’ll just share a few. First thing to tell you is that they are highly pigmented so the colour softens but doesn’t disappear, secondly the colour transfers to the paper really easily so no shiny-ness you sometimes get with pencils. If you’d like to try watercolouring I’d recommend a few things: You need our Shimmery White cardstock, not only is it perfect on any card you’re making, it will also take water without bobbling or changing shape (although don’t go too crazy!). You can also get our Watercolour Paper which has an amazing texture and takes a lot more water.
You will need a waterproof ink like our Memento Black ink, as well as either the Blender Pens or the Aqua Painter. Here’s the same shot with the Aqua Painter instead of the Blender Pen.
Both are amazing tools, but the Aqua Painter will give you a larger amount of water and has a bigger brush end, and the Blender Pens are pre-filled, two ended and will give you a more precise finish. Both are amazing! For this project I used the Blender Pens and our Melon Mambo and Old Olive pencils.
You can see the full list of ingredients below as well as finding them all online here. Remember to use February’s Host code when shopping online, I’ve posted it below.
I’ll be sharing a how-to video shortly so watch out for that (and if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel already then you can!) Click here 🙂
Tomorrow is team training aka Cake and Craft with some of my local team, can’t wait!
Have a wonderful weekend and happy stampin’