Feeling Sentimental and Watercoloring

Today I'd like to show you a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that I'm just in love with!  Feeling Sentimental can be yours FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-A-bration (which ends March 22nd).  This beautiful set comes with three main images and the "Celebrate" sentiment.  I just love how detailed the stamps are and how perfectly they stamp!

Another reason for my posting this particular card is that I wanted to let you know of the different types of card stock and how I like to use them.  Watercoloring is one of my most favorite techniques.  I like using the Stampin' Up! Aqua Painters.  They come with two to a package – there's one with a small tip and one with a larger tip, depending on how you're using them.  Simply fill up the barrel with water – no need for a brush!  In order for your watercoloring to turn out just the way you want, remember to choose the right kind of card stock.

  • Watercolor Paper is the most ideal for watercoloring.  The paper absorbs water to keep it flat for a high-quality finished look.  When you're using small pieces of this paper or making only a couple of cards, this is the best choice.  However, for mass-produced cards or larger pieces, it can be a bit more costly.
  • Another good choice for watercoloring is our Naturals Ivory and Naturals White card stock.  These card stocks are nice and heavy and absorb the water well.  You'll love using this card stock for your watercolored images.
  • While our Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stocks are tops in their field, they are not good choices for watercolor.  These sleek card stocks were designed to take a perfect stamped image, but they do not absorb the water like the other two card stocks.  Purchase these wonderful products just for stamping and not for watercoloring.

For this card, I used the Aqua Painter to pick up ink from my Crumb Cake stamp pad and applied it around the image to create grounding and aging – nice for a vintage look. 

Item No. 129627 Feeling Sentimental wood – FREE with $50 order during Sale-A-Bration OR
Item No. 129630 Feeling Sentimental clear – FREE with $50 order during Sale-A-Bration
Item No. 129312 Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack $6.95
Item No. 129287 Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 119744 Regals Designer Buttons (Cajun Craze) $8.95
Item No. 104199 Natural Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painters (2) $16.95
Item No. 101849 Naturals Ivory card stock (40) $7.50 OR
Item No. 122959 Watercolor Paper (5) 6"x9" sheets $4.95


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PAPER PUMPKIN IS HERE!  To be the first to receive this great new creative kit, register before March 10th.  Details HERE.

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