Monday, August 31, 2020

Happy happy HAPPY Birthday - STAMPtember Release

Hello! And HAPPY STAMPtember - a month long party by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate all things stamping. I have a first card to share with you using a couple items from the brand new exclusive Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release - you can find it all HERE!

For this card, I combined two different items - Slimline Greetings (on a non-slimline card for fun!) and Deco Squares Stencil. I tried to keep the design and colors more neutral and masculine. Can you see the stencil in action in this closer shot?

I stamped ALL of the "Happy" words on watercolor paper, and birthday at the bottom. I used watercolor friendly ink and my MISTI to get nice crisp impressions on the watercolor paper.

Then, I colored in each of the open letters. I love how the letters overlap and let the colors mix. I used my Daniel Smith watercolors to do this. Then I watered down the same colors to lightly color around the letters for a soft background wash of color.

Added some interest to the background by stenciling with embossing paste through the new Deco Squares stencil, being careful to avoid covering any of the letters. Once that dried, I trimmed the panel down, and mounted it onto a white cardbase.

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