Hi there Sweets!
I hope you’ve been having a fabulous summer! And how about the new release? Amazing, right?! Today I’m going to share a way to make your stamped images soft and sweet. Don’t worry – you can still keep the witty sassy-ness that is Sweet! 🙂
Grab your Sweet Stamps! I chose to use the His & Hers set. Ack – this one is so much fun! And my daughter always giggles at the ‘underpants stamps,’ LOL!
I wanted to create a soft background, so I measured out some spacing. Each line I drew was 1.25 inches apart. I drew a light line, knowing I would need to erase it later.
Then I inked up some grey ink (London Fog by Memento). I stamped it on a scrap piece of paper first, then onto the panel. With less ink, the grey was nice and light.
I stamped some undies onto watercolor paper using Versamark (watermark) ink. Then, I added some white embossing powder and heat set it.
And.. Don’t forget to erase those lines once the ink is 100% dry! Oh, and how about that eraser? It’s been through wars with me. I’m so picky about erasers – I found one I liked and I kept it! 🙂
To color in the images, I grabbed some watercolor markers (Spectrum Aquas) and scribbled on an acrylic block. Then, using a waterbrush, I painted the images in.
I wanted to keep the colors soft, so I added quite a bit of water to dilute the colors.
I chose a nice, summery color combo. This card is perfect for a summer birthday (and for someone with a good sense of humor)!
Next, I fussy cut them out. I have to say, invest in good scissors! I lost mine last weekend (OK, I think they were accidentally thrown out while I was cleaning) and I tried to fussy cut with other scissors… Let’s just say it did not go well. I ran out and bought new ones. These were a breeze! So, if you hate fussy cutting, it’s probably your scissors and not you! 🙂
See how the white embossing powder resists the ink? The watercolors make them look so soft!
So, what do you think? Soft and sweet, but with a little bit of sass thrown in, right? Are you going to give this technique a try with your Sweet Stamps? And with what sets????
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Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark, London Fog
Markers: Spectrum Aquas
Watercolor Paper: Strathmore
Cardstock: Cougar, Recollections
Other: Acrylic Block, Heat Gun, Water Brush, Cutterbee Scissors