I hope you enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour!
I am featured the beautiful Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the water-coloring technique.
As promised, I mentioned I would be running a special on this set, Fifth Avenue Floral! It was on sale for the month of April at 20% off. But due to the tour's timing, it is now May and you will no longer get the discount from Stampin' Up! but I will give you my 20% discount!!!!!
Many of you who regularly follow me know that I love roses, so how could I not feature this beautiful set! However, you will also notice I'm going outside my comfort zone using bright colors instead of my typical earthy/subtle/vintage tones (LOL). I am excited to share this "experiment" with you! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Wouldn't you just love a real purse like this? I would!!! I stamped the large rose several times on Whisper White cardstock in Versa Mark, then covered with Black Embossing powder, then apply heat to emboss. Then each rose was colored using a turquoise/aqua pencil from the set of Watercolor pencils. A Blender pen was used to color/paint. Then I kept applying the pencil to edges to create the darker accents you see. Black paper was used for the top of the back using the Big Shot Top Note die. Then a Clear Rhinestone added to finish it off.
The TUTORIAL I got from fellow demonstrator Rhea Anderson:
In my next sample, I wanted to create a fun, bright Mother's Day card. I used orange and red to accomplish this and again with the Watercolor Pencils from Stampin' Up! This card is simple, but I still love it! I stamped the lower and upper flowers in Basic Black first. Then the stems for both. Colored the two. Then, stamped the 3rd flower on scrap Whisper White paper, colored and cut it out. Then temporarily placed on the card and stamped the stem. Then adhered the third flower with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it a raised look. Tied and knotted the Grosgrain Striped Orange ribbon around the panel, centered. Adhere panel to Real Red card. Greeting is stamped using the popular and beautiful Well Scripted stamp set.
In my final card I stamped 3 roses with Versa Mark to emboss in Black (on scrap paper). Then colored all three of them. I used Daubers and Melon Mambo Class Ink to color them! I rubbed the Dauber in the ink and then started in the center (the darkest area) and continue to rub outward in a circular motion (where the edges and outer area is the lightest). Cut them all out in different layers, then sponged each layer's edge in Basic Black. Used Dimensionals to each layer to give dimension (see picture below).
For the main Whisper White panel, I stamped the swirl from the new Elements of Style stamp set (from the Summer Mini to come out in May) in Basic Black. Then I used the Basic Black Classic Ink pad as a "stamp" and stamped it along the edges of the card in different directions. Yes, this is messy! Be sure to have your grid paper down! Then using Melon Mambo ink, did the same thing around the edges. Stamped Greeting in Basic Black. Then matted Whisper White on Basic Black paper, then mounted that on Melon Mambo card.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!