Thursday, March 26, 2009

Card sets galore!

I've been getting to play in my stamps these past few days and I'm starting to feel like me again! It feels like so long since I've been able to stamp or scrap, but hopefully I'll have more time now that Matt is settled in and Bug is back on a schedule. She loves having her Daddy home!
This is the set that I did yesterday. I made five of each and packaged them in a cute little bag with a ribbon tie. This was my first attempt at watercolor pencils! Can you believe that! I've been wanting to try them out and finally got to open them. Here's what I did...

First I stamped a Hero Arts Clear Designs teapot in brown StazOn ink and punched it out with my large circle punch. (My punch needs sharpening, any tips on how to do that?)

Then I inked the edges pretty heavy with the same ink, and got lighter towards the middle - to do that just ink the edges and start towards the middle with out adding any more ink to the dobber. You can also get a similar effect using different shades of brown ink getting lighter as you work towards the middle.
Next I colored the teapot green and used my watercolor brush to "color" it in.
Then I colored the flowers pink - to make them dark I used the watercolor brush first to get the flowers wet, then colored them in pink while they were still wet. That's it! Maybe I'll try something harder next time. :)

And these are two more sets... same design, different stamps. Have a wonderful night!