People Like You from the 2014 Occasions Catalogue
The 2014 Occasions Catalogue is here and is loaded with fun stamps, paper and embellishments. You will find that there are many of the favourite products from the Holiday catalogue are carried over. YEAH!
One of my favorites(and I can tell you there are many) is the Watercolor Suite. The papers, stamps and the designer washi tape is to die for and if you just don’t have the time to make your own cards, there is the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and Envelopes (item # 133362).
You can add your own stamped images and sentiments. What an easy way to send out cards.
Have you seen the new catalogue? If not you can download it through this link and peruse at your leisure. I am sure that there will be something for everyone to drool over.
The card I am sharing today uses the Stamp Set People Like You. This is a single stamp and has a sentiment attached to it. You can stamp the sentiment as part of the whole image or stamp it separately in a different colour or on different coloured paper or you can emboss like it did. The sentiment can be punched out using the Decorative Label Punch and popped up with dimensionals.
Stamps: People Like You (w- 133215, p22 2014 Occasions Catalogue)
Paper: Watercolor, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Strawberry Slush3/8” ruffle Stretch Trim, Pearl Jewels, Markers: Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Blender Pens, Decorative Label Punch
The image was stamped on Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon ink. This ink is great when you are water coloring because once it is dried it does not smear when water based ink or markers are used to colour the image.
To colour the image I used a number of pink markers in various shades.
First you have to decide where your shadows will be and that will be your darkest colour, the lighter colours are used to indicate light. For example, the darkest colour was applied to the bottom and underside of the petals and where the petals overlap each other.
The Blender pen was used to blend the various colours so that there would not be demarcation and the colours just seem to flow into each other. Water colour paper is my go to paper for water coloring as it is great because you can apply a fair amount of ink without the paper piling which can happen when you use regular card stock.
Give the water color technique a try and you may become addicted.