Hey Friends! I'm blogging! Oh me oh my - it's been so long!
I got busy? Summer was here? AND I'm teaching a watercolor class at Big Picture Classes that I was preparing for non-stop for the past two months. I will blog about the class next. But TODAY is all about the new Simon Says Stamps product release that goes on sale today!
I made two cards using my favorite stamp set in the set called Pool Fun. Here they are:
Aren't those little kids cute??? I love that you can add the funny creatures to the front of their inner tubes. I didn't figure that out until I made card number two though! I had to ask my daughters what they were for. haha
Here is the first card with directions on how I made it:
I stamped the two little kids on watercolor paper and used watercolors to paint them in. I also painted the background with watercolors. I added some of the other cute stamps in the set for the fish and water spouts and bubbles. I also used the cute Fun in the Sun greeting for the front of the card. I cut the card base out using the largest size stitched rectangle from the Lawn Fawn die set. I used an MFT set for the little banner that holds the greeting. The last thing I did is add Glossy Accents to the top of the masks. There are links to all of the products I used at the end of this blog post.
Here is my second card:
I also stamped these images on watercolor paper. For this card, I used Distress Inks for the background. I painted a layer of water around the kids first and then added the color using a wet on wet technique. I love how the three blues blended on the background. I used Black Soot for the gray concrete using the same method. I dripped some water on the background and sopped it up with a napkin to take some of the color away leaving little bubble looking spots. I let it dry before painting the kids in with watercolor. This time I added the cute creatures to the front of each inner tube by stamping them separately, painting them in, and then cutting them out and glueing on. i added Glossy Accents to the masks again and to the creatures eyes.
Last I made a little project life card with this same stamp set and Simon Says Stamps inks (links below to the colors I used). I love how you can use the set in so many ways - very detailed as shown above or super simple as shown here.
And that's it for today! I'll come back later this week to tell you all about my watercolor class at BPC! I hope you enjoyed these cards today! Thanks for visiting! Suzy