One of my favourite things to do when I’m feeling a creative block is pull out some stamps and make a background. I love creating stamped backgrounds!
On this particular day, I was feeling watercolour-y….
Let’s look at the popsicle card first:
I trimmed some heavyweight watercolour paper down to 4″ x 5.25″. I used Versamark ink to stamp the popsicles, then set them with black embossing powder.
Because I was stamping on watercolour paper, the images didn’t stamp perfectly. After I heat embossed I just went in with a thin black marker and filled in the lines.
I deliberately painted out of the lines for a whimsical, messy look. I think that look suits a popsicle image perfectly! I mounted my card and heat embossed a simple sentiment. I love the way this colourful card turned out!
Let’s take a look at the apple card:
I started this card out the same way, watercolour paper and black heat embossing.
I wanted to highlight the different colours that apples can be, rather than just basic red or green. So I started with solid green at the top, and solid red at the bottom then added a bit more yellow to each apple as they met in the middle.
This turned out better than I expected! I love the way the colours blend!
Thank you so much for looking and be sure to share on Facebook with other stampers!