Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February Blog Hop Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Welcome to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps February Release Hop!

There's another fabulous release in the SNSS shop that we've been stamping with and we're so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, February 19.

I made my card with the new sets Dragonfly Dreams and the stamp of the month Sentimental Mash-up. The dragonflies are a layering stamp set (it's amazing) and pairs perfectly with the mixed fonts of the sentiment set. I used a painting techique I learned watching a video Korin did live during the January stamp-a-thon in the VIP Group on Facebook.








I used Canson XL watercolor paper for the technique (it is the second one taught in the video). I started with dry paper and then using a damp flat brush I dipped each side into a different coordinating color of watercolor paint. I used artist loft brand from Michaels. I chose a green and blue hue that I thought would work well together. Then starting at the edge of the paper swipe the brush, repeat until one side is covered. Don't worry about being perfect or having even edges as it adds to the effect. You don't want your brush too wet as it needs to be on the drier side for this technique.

Then I added some paint splatters in green, blue and black, but felt like the background needed something else. So I pulled out Texture Tiles 1 and added some black grid marks and blue dots on the painted side and die cut the panel. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the dragonflies with black embossing powder onto blue cardstock and fussy cut out. I decided on placement of the dragonflies and adhered to the painted piece. I then stamped the words on the front with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. As the final touch I added three small sequins.


Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is the amazing Lee Ann Barrett!





21 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card
    and the Dragonfly
    is neat looking.
    Carla from Utah

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  2. Wow, that is pretty cool. I have never seen that technique before. nice way to color---the brush strokes look great.

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  3. Great background for these dragonflies.

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  4. Marisela Delgado said: Great card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  5. Gorgeously vibrant border on your lovely dragonfly card, and I love the splatters!

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  6. I love the drangonfly in this release!

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  7. Very fun watercolor technique! Turned out great!

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  8. Beautiful dragonfly images! Love your pretty card!

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  9. I love that background! Looks like so much fun to create, and its perfect for the dragonfly silhouette!

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  10. Sooooo pretty!!! Love the minty shade!!

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  11. Very pretty and I love the background!

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  12. This is so simple yet beautiful! I love these dragonfly stamps!!

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  13. Fantastic card, Karen! Love the dragonflies with the fun background you created!

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  14. Marisela Delgado said: awesome card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  15. Marisela Delgado said: I love dragonflies. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: So lovely. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. Hi Karen :) So glad to "meet" you here!!! Your card is stunning...love the color palette! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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