Saturday 15 April 2017

You Make Me Smile | Display Stamping Blog Hop Day Three

It's DAY THREE on the Display Stamper Blog Hop!
What's that?
Check out DAY ONE to catch up!

These sneak peeks showcase products that are not on the Stampin' Up! website until June 1st so make sure you continue to have your wish list handy.

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When I got my hands on the new Colorful Seasons stamp set, there was a whole lot of everything going on in there. I typically don't feel overwhelmed with a stamp set... but there was no time for rest. Instead, I focused on the individual stamp sets.

True to my style I took out my aqua painters and got to work. With this particular leaf, I wanted to show the different tones and colors that you can get - as if you were looking at a leaf outside.  To do that, I really had to heat set my painting before hitting it with another colour. In essense, heat set with each layer.

#adttipandtricks:// Make sure to heat set your watercolouring to achieve the tone on tone look.

Another trick that I have been using lately is to look past the idea that ribbon is only for bows and packaging.  Look at it like a textured roll of washi tape.  This ribbon made the bottom of the card look a little more fun.

#adttipsandtricks:// Use ribbon on a card as if it's textured washi tape.

Of course, I continued to play with the leaf and realized I could fit three leaves on a standard 4.25' x 5.5" card. To highlight each one, I used a different colour.  

The hardest part is deciding what color combination you want to use.  I typically use scraps of water color paper in order to make a decision.

dapper denim + tranquil tide* + lemon lime*
*New 2017-18 In Colors to be released on June 1st, 2017

That's a wrap for today!  I am wishing you the best Easter weekend!! Make sure to keep hopping to see what Dani will show us today!!

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  1. I just love your clean style Cathy ♥♥♥

  2. This is one stamp set I was SUPER excited to get at OnStage. Your cards are beautiful. I love love love all the white... it's makes any color pop!! XOXO

  3. Beautiful! So clean and stunning!

  4. That tone-on-tone leaf? I gasped. Totally awesome!!