It feels like a Tuesday yet it's actually Wednesday. That bank holiday weekend is making this week zoom by!
So. Are you ready? Ready for some sneaky peeks of the new Clearly Besotted Stamps release? We're a little late this month with the release, but I can assure you that the goodies are well worth the wait. ;)
The May release features six new stamp sets & four coordinating die collections that will be available for purchase on Saturday 10th May 10pm BST (UK time).
Today's card features a bold, touching sentiment from the new set, The Graduate. I love the mix of fonts on it & its large size means you can easily keep it simple & let this stamp do all the work. ;)
I've also been a good girl, swotting up by doing my Online Cards Classes' - Watercolor For Cards Makers homework. I'm so glad I signed up to the class as I'm learning so much already! The card shows my first result from playing with my old watercolors behind the sentiment. Nothing fancy here; just painting a background. I decided upon yellow tones with a touch of orange to echo the postive vibe the sentiment gives.
- You don't need fancy watercolours to achieve this effect. Dye inks, especially Distress Inks, can work too - experiment!
- My watercolor paper curled due to bring saturated, but I just placed it under a heavy book to flatten it overnight. Only then did I stamp the sentiment as the surface was then flat to stamp on & the paint was dry.
- Ooopsie alert! I didn't ink my stamp up properly but fixed it easily by touching up missed parts with a black pen. Just don't tell anyone! ;)
Thanks so much for visiting today! You're visits are always appreciated!