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Next Events:
* Oct 20 and again Oct 23:
Holiday Stamp Camp ...
your choice of Christmas Cards or Halloween Cards
(. . . or do both)

* Nov 12: Cards at the Community Center Cottage Grove at Drumlin Ridge - general purpose greeting cards
See the Full Calendar HERE


Stoughton, Wisconsin



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Faux Watercolor

Look at the softness of the branches on this tree.  Hard to believe it was actually a stamped image right?  This look is called Faux Watercolor.

Faux Watercolor card using Stampin'UP!'s Merry Moose Stamp Set and Aqua painters

Faux watercolor is super easy.  You simply stamp the image and then trace over it with a wet paint brush or aqua painter. Personally I prefer the aqua painter for this type image because it has a long and very pointed brush tip. And of course the water is contained so there's no mess.

How to do the Faux Watercolor technique using Aqua painters and the tree from Stampin'UP!'s Merry Moose Stamp Set

The process is very simple, but if you're like me you might appreciate actually seeing it happen rather than just understanding the process. Check out this 2 minute video showing the Faux Watercolor technique.

The tree on this card is from the Merry Moose Stamp set - which has 2 different size evergreens as well as the moose. If you appreciate north woods imagery  like the moose, the trees and that cute little racoon, then check out this video with over a dozen cards made with the Merry Moose stamp set.

Stampin'UP!'s Merry Moose Stamp Set
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you got some ideas that inspired you to play. Faux watercolor really is easy. Give it a try . . . and I hope you have an INKcredible day

If you haven't browsed the Stampin'UP! store I encourage you to spend a little time there. This is a great company with wonderful product. I do receive commission on sales and I appreciate your business - thank-you. My commission is paid by the company, you pay nothing extra when purchasing product through me.

I do appreciate your business and you can earn extra rewards when you shop with me. Contact me to place your order, or be sure to use the Rewards Code for the month (found in the left pane of the blog) if you place an on-line order.


Aqua Painters
[103954] - $17.00

Monday, October 21, 2019

Stamp Sale on Wednesday


Wednesday will be a sale on selected stamp sets.  
Any orders placed through me
will receive 5 free cards in the mail as a thank-you.
 
Are any of these stamp sets on your wish list?
The sale price will be 15% less than what you see in this chart

Happy shopping!



The large background stamps
in the next row
 are available in either wood mount or cling mount
Birch Cling Stamp
[149256] - $16.00
Wood Stamp
[149259] - $20.00