Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be the June Guest Designer for Paper Smooches! Join me each Wednesday this month for new inspiration using stamps and dies from their June Release!
Today, I am using the Gently Seasoned 2 stamp set that was released this month. That tree is absolutely adorable and I love that you can dress it up for every season of the year! There is even a cute little Christmas Lightbulb that I can't wait to use for some Christmas cards. I kept this card pretty simple so it could be used for any time of the year and just created a pretty watercolor sunrise/sunset background with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pens.
I first stamped my tree with Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored the background. Due to all the layers, I under up needing to re-stamp the tree and I was able to do this because I used the MISTI stamping tool. I was able to put my paper back in the exact same spot with this tool and since I had not removed the stamp could ink it back up and get the perfect placement. When I re-stamped it, I decided to make it pop even more by adding a coat of clear embossing powder. I was able to salvage a card I probably would have had to throw away if it wasn't for the MISTI tool. I'm completely sold on it!
Here is a close up of the watercolor. I love creating these clean and simple cards using watercolors! I stamped the birdhouse from the same set with some distress ink and gave it a bit more watercolor using more distress ink before fussy cutting it out. I added some twine to hang the birdhouse, used some foam adhesive and adhered it to my card. A sprinkling of some fun Summer Mix sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and this card is complete!
Paper Smooches (Gently Seasoned 2)
Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink (Gray Flannel)
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko Embossing Powder (clear)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings (Silve Sparkle Hemp Cord)
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (Summer Mix)
Helmar Zap Dots
Thermoweb Zots Bling
Scotch ATG Adhesive