Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Heart. This month we are featuring projects using this month's CTMH special From the Heart, a special double stamp set and interactive card kit in celebration of National Stamping Month. You may be arriving here from JANNA'S BLOG, and the full list of hoppers can be found here.
One thing I love about using clear acrylic stamps in lieu of the more traditional red rubber is that I'm fully in control of what my image looks like. For this card I cut apart the sheet of images that were outline florals with these adorable sentiments. I trimmed off the flower images, and I've even separated out some of the scripty words from the sentiments to use individually. I can easily put it back together to get the look originally intended, but it allows a lot more flexibility in how the images are used. I stamped a few of the outline floral images across the top . 
Then I went over the stamped images with blobs of watercolor paint, ignoring outlines and just filling in the areas as the paint fell. I splattered some extra purple watercolor paint over the whole thing and ran my mostly dry brush down around the edges to define the card front. When it was dry I stamped on the sentiment and added bitty sparkles throughout the watercolored area for a bit more sparkle. I'm linking this card up to this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge

Next up on the hop is MICHELE'S BLOG. Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop for tons of From the Heart inspiration!

My Other From the Heart Projects:
You're in My Heart Card


Vickie ODell said...

I love the combination of stamps you used and the striking watercolor painting!

Brenda Lapp said...

Breathtaking! I love, love, love your card!

Melinda Everitt said...

Gorgeous card! I gotta try this. Thank you for explaining how you did it.

Betty Locco said...

I love this watercolor technique with these stamps. Thanks for the inspiration - gotta try it!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful take on the sketch!

Chris said...

Love this! I struggle with carefree watercoloring - you did it perfectly. :)

Anonymous said...

Bestill my heart love it - so giving this technique a go

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!

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