Hello! I am so excited to share that I am the guest designer at the Great Impressions blog this month! They have a wide variety of fabulous stamps and I have had a wonderful time using some of them. My first post is to feature one of the past tutorials on the GI blog and use it on my cards. I chose to use the watercolor resist technique, which I just love. You can find the original tutorial here, (click!).
For my first card I used the lovely Flower Bouquet -J110 and stamped it in white embossing powder and then used watercolors to color my image. I purposefully went outside of the lines to give it a softer look. I also added a soft wash to the background. For my butterflies I stamped the Butterfly Frame -H226 focusing on just the butterfly and embossed it in white powder, watercolored it and fussy cut it out. My sentiment tag come from the super versatile set, Tags -G483. I actually cut my stamp apart so that each tag is a separate stamp and fussy cut it out. I heat embossed and watercolored it as well.
My second card uses the same technique of watercolor emboss resist but doing more of a background wash. I started by stamping the lovely Queen Ann Lace - E807 all over my kraft cardstock base in white embossing powder and then doing some vibrant colors for my wash. I love how the kraft paper deepens the bright colors and really makes the white pop. My sentiment is from Tags- G483. I hope you've enjoyed my cards today. I have lots more to share with you each Sunday this month! Thanks so much for stopping by!