Hi stamping friends and welcome back. I have a New Video – Simple Distress Oxide Watercolor Flower Garden to share with you today. I am honoured to have been asked to be a guest designer for the Scrap N Stamp, Stamp out Cancer Blog hop happening today and I hope you will join me and hop through.
As one who deals with cancer on a daily basis, this particular topic is very near and dear to my heart. Something I get asked a lot is what types of sentiments to put on cards when sending to friends and loved ones who are going through cancer. My thoughts on this: love you, thinking about you, cheering you on from the cheap seats, something funny, heartwarming, sarcastic (my personal fav, haha) . I personally don’t care for “get well” as once you have cancer, you don’t “get well” from it.
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For my card for today. I did a simple 5 color Distress Oxide Ink Watercolor card and I have a great tip to share with you in the video below.
Distress Oxide Inks are rather opaque, therefore it dulls the black outline stamp when you watercolor over it….so I show you a simple way to stamp over it once you have finished your water coloring!
Simple Distress Oxide Watercolor Flower Garden – Tips
- Stamp some ink onto an acrylic handle or other waterproof surface with the pad.
- Use water and a paint brush to pick up the ink to colour your image.
- The distress oxides don’t really blend like watercolor ink, the second color will kind of sit on top of the first – but it creates it’s own unique look – so embrace it.
- be BOLD, try different colors you wouldn’t normally use together.
I love the dies you can get for the Flower Garden stamp set, they don’t leave a white border, they cut right next to the line…totally AWESOME
and the set has dies for Both the Flower Garden CMS215 set and the Mini Bouquet CMS269 Set. So, while they are a little spendy, they have 18 dies, so well worth the price.
For the sentiment
For the sentiment, I used the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut…..LOVE these combo sets Hero Arts came out with. Along with the large HELLO stamp, you also get a coordinating die, and then a bunch of little sentiments to go along with it, it was perfect for this card because I start the sentiment on the outside beside my pretty florals.
and then I finish it inside with coordinating images and lots of room to write a personal note.
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for the New Video – Simple Distress Oxide Watercolor Flower Garden Card: