I’m still unpacking from this past weekend. Having much of my stamps, ink, and paper with me, I now have to put it all back in its place. The silver lining to this is that my craft room will be organized and ready to go. I’ll have lots of fresh inspiration for you. Stay tuned!

Lisa’s Watercolor Art

I think we have a watercolor artist in our Group! Lisa brought life to thhese beautiful, stamped country scenes using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. If you can keep a secret (and I know you can), this is my favorite way to add color to a stamped image. I also enjoy using ink and a Blender Pen. It’s not that I don’t absolutely love Stampin’ Blends (these are Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol markers). If you have a larger, linear stamped image, the Stampin’ Blends are the perfect answer. They provide smooth, even, blendable color to the image.

The “In The Country” stamp set is the perfect choice for watercolor pensils or ink, and a Blender Pen. This is one of the FREE stamp sets you can earn with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The stamped image without color would be beautiful, as well. Add a few mat layers to a white layer samped with black ink and you have a stunning card for a note card set, or add a frame and hang a small grouping on your wall.

Lisa definitely captured the essence of “country” with her warm toned, nature inspired layers and color choices. Both of these cards are beautiful. My favorite is the country hilltop scene. Which is your favorite?

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • Lisa stamped each image onto Basic White cardstock using Memento Black ink.
  • The Deckled Rectangle Dies created her mat layers.
  • These dies are sized to cut a few perfectly spaced layers.
  • She added color with the Watercolor Pencils and shaded using a Blender Pen.
  • The Blender Pen contains a special solution that helps move the color (pencil or ink) to add darker or lighter shading, precisely where you want it, on a stamped image.

So, grab your watercolor pencils, a Blender Pen, some white cardstock and a fabulous “country” stamp. Attach a few layers, and create amazing personal art!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

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