Stamp Review Crew: Wetlands

Hello, stampers — I’m so glad to be back in a Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, especially one using the beautiful set Wetlands, a set we’ll still see in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog!

You may have arrived via Nancy’s blog, iguanastamp.  If not, remember that the blog hop is a loop. If you lose your way, clicking on the top blog hop banner will get you to the complete list of hoppers.

This first card is one we’re doing in stamp camp this month.  The 2″ square of Whisper White is stamped with the sandpipers in Soft Suede ink, then gently sponged in Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.  “Scraping” the sponge on the edge of the stamped panel gives extra dimension to this simple card.

Debra Burgin 1405 SandpipersLike many of you, I love to experiment while stamping.  Some results end in the trash or recycling bin, but this one exceeded my expectations.  Having played with the new Memento ink (from the upcoming Annual Catalog), I wanted to see just how much watercoloring — with water — I could do without bleeding or smearing the ink.  I used conventional markers on the goose, but took Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon off the lid of the ink pads with Aqua Painters.  The effect was just what I was looking for.  The little scrap of Epic Day This and That DSP was perfect here, complemented by some new Hello Honey ribbon.

Debra Burgin Goose at LagoonAnd now, enjoy what Dawn has done with this set at her blog, Tiddbits from Dawn.  Have fun!

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14 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Wetlands

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  2. Nancy says:

    Beautiful cards, Deb. Two great ways to get the watercolor look.

  3. Dawn Tidd says:

    You’ve used Wetlands in two great ways! I love both of them!

  4. Betty Traciak says:

    Wonderful technique choices that highlight these pretty stamps. I really like the addition of the cross-stitch pattern on the second card too- unexpected on a masculine card and very cool!

  5. Carol Carriveau says:

    Your first card is wonderful – the chevron ribbon is amazing with your little square of the sandpipers!! Plain, simple, soft, lovely! Your second card is a lovely combination of layers and colors and the new Hello Honey is a great and unexpected splash of color!

  6. Rita says:

    Two fabulous cards to showcase this set. I love the tag!

  7. Wendy W. says:

    BOTH cards are beautiful, Deb! I haven’t watercolored forEVER!! You are inspiring me to get going!! 🙂

  8. Heidi Baks says:

    Fun cards, Deb! I love the smaller stamp area to draw your eye to that area of the card. The sandpiper card is a fun little quickie for stamp club.

  9. Deb says:

    Very pretty cards! Love the soft colors you used! You did a great job with your watercoloring!!

  10. Lisa Young says:

    Lovely cards, Deb! Your watercoloring is so soft and pretty. Love your ribbon choices.

  11. Tanya Boser says:

    I am feeling the need to CASE that first card immediately, lol! Thanks for testing and sharing the Momento black ink with water, opens up some more ideas for us all!

  12. Cindy Beach says:

    I really do a lot of experimenting while I stamp too, Debra. Your results are so pretty!
    LOVE the beautiful watercoloring! The Hello Honey is the perfect accent color!

  13. Beautiful cards. I love the coloring and adding the tag on the second card just to cute and pretty!

  14. Jill says:

    Debra – both of your cards are so pretty. I love clean and simple and these are perfect. Love your color combinations. Nicely done.

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