The stamp set I've used, or over used since I can't seem to put it down, is the new Heartfelt Wishes set from Mama Elephant. I absolutely love it and it seemed appropriate to use it to make some cards to send some of the lovely people I've met over the past few months online - and also in person!
I've been amazed at how kind and friendly crafty people are. I've received so many positive words, informative emails, and extremely kind gifts. I couldn't let all that kindness go unnoticed, so these cards went off with some little gifts. I enjoyed doing it so much, I plan to send some more over the next few weeks!!
First up were these cards using Spectrum Aquas and heat embossing, with some of those lovely sequins from Lucy's Cards.
I had a lot of fun deciding on the colours to use and then sploshing them around on the water colour cardstock. I always use dry card stock, scribble the colours on an acrylic block, then pick up the colour with my waterbrush and drop it onto the card. I used Sunflower, Yellow, Gold and Purple, Wildflower and Heather. Once dry, I then splatter the piece with water and dab off with a kitchen towel to add a little bit of interest.
I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with some embossing powder and heat set it. I added a second sentiment underneath in archival ink, then attached some coloured card to the front of my card blank finally placing the water colour panel on top with some fun foam.
I then added the sequins with some Multi Medium Matte.
I'm really pleased with the results and hope the recipients liked them too. I can tell this is going to be a well used stamp set!
Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; WH Smith Watercolour paper; Spectrum Aquas Floral and Primary; Acrylic Blocks; EK Success Powder Tool; Derwent Small tip Waterbrush; Small paint brush; Heat Tool; Versa Mark Ink; WOW! Gold Embossing glitter; Papermania Silver Tinsel embossing powder; Ranger archival Jet Black Ink; Little Things from Lucy's Cards Gilded Rose and French Lavendar; Multi Medium Matte; Fun Foam; Super Sticky Red Tape; Coloured Papers