I’m so excited for tonight’s Love It, Chop It class featuring the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. Kylie Bertucci, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Australia, popularized the notion of prepping your DSP so that it is ready to use. Tonight’s class is the first of two. I love to have stampers here!
While I was designing the LICI projects with my Stampin’ buddy Jennifer Taylor, I couldn’t resist playing with the Wonderful Romance stamp set and Wonderful Floral Framelits. Sadly, the dies are no longer available; I’m happy I have them, as that leafy lattice die is really stunning.
Anyway, I wanted to do some more watercoloring and chose the large floral image.
I created this when we had only the promise of spring on the calendar (but not in the air), and I wanted some bright, happy colors for this birthday card.
By heat embossing the image (with gold powder), the water is contained in little pools, making it less likely you’ll color outside the lines, if that’s a concern. The technique is a bit like decorating cookies — outlining, flooding the little areas with color, letting them dry, and adding more color where desired. The tiny areas at the top of the image were too small to watercolor, so I used a Stampin’ Blends marker there.
I hope the birthday girl loves this card next week!
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