Happy New Year!
I was lucky enough to be at the launch of our NEW Seasonal Expressions in Portland, Oregon. I buddied up with Washington State Consultant, Amy Ulen again and enjoyed sitting with her and friend Karen. I declare that the 2018 Spring Seasonal Expressions is one of my all time favourites!
Here are the first 2 cards I created with products I was able to order in advance of the book's release. Just a huge perk of being a Consultant!This sweet set is the Making Waves - Scrapbooking stamp set. The Making Waves patterned paper pack is so whimsical with mermaids and ethereal colours. this set is simply FANTASTIC!
I did a little technique on these cards I call, Backwards Stamping! For the Sea Star, I used the wrong side of the stamp to stamp the star image with Glacier ink. Then I turned the stamp the way it was intended and stamped the sea star outline within the "backwards stamped" image! This stamping was done on 2 different patterns of paper in the Making Waves package.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with Black embossing powder. Then I used my Clear Shimmer Brush to colour in the word "Stardust". I coloured the mermaid with my Shin Han Alcohol markers and added the DIVINE coordinating flower sequins to her hair.
All supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper: Making Waves
Stamp: Making Waves - Scrapbooking
Ink: Willow; Emerald; Tangerine; Glacier; Versamark; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Making Waves Sequins; Clear Shimmer Brush