I’m so pleased that this week’s stamp set for the What Will You Stamp? challenge will be in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue from Stampin Up! Also making an appearance in that new catalogue will be coordinating dies for this stamp set. But my Design Team project for #WWYS216 – Tea Together, uses a different die today, the retiring Celebrate You Thinlits.
I started my project with some of the retiring Watercolor Paper and my Stamparatus. Using StazOn Jet Black ink I stamped the rose from the Tea Together Stamp Set in the top right corner. Then I turned the piece around so my rose was in the bottom left, and stamped the image again. I now had two roses identically positioned in opposite corners.
TIP – The new cling mount labels for the Stampin’ Up! rubber stamps can be damaged by StazOn Cleaner. So as soon as I’d finished stamping I used a little StazOn Cleaner to loosen the ink on the stamp surface. Then I picked up most of the cleaner and ink with a paper towel before scrubbing the stamp with my Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist. Just to be sure that no StazOn Cleaner had got onto the label I then rinsed off the stamp in clean water.
Next, with Jet Black ink I stamped the rosebud image in the bottom right corner on a layer of Very Vanilla Card. This was followed by stamping the rosebuds in the bottom right corner on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then before doing anything else I remembered to clean off the stamp as before.
To colour my flowers I decided to use watercolour pencils. However the colours I chose are from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. You might remember that this set of 10 colours were offered for a limited time last year. Well if you didn’t get them then, you’ll be able to get them from June 4th as they are in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue.
I lightly coloured the images using Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green and Balmy Blue. Each time blending out the colour with my Aqua Painter and letting it dry (sort of) before adding more colour. Once the main flowers were finished I then added some Night of Navy pencil around the images and blended that out too. With all the colouring and blending done, I set everything aside to dry.
This card was all about the sentiment and pretty roses so I wanted to keep the rest of the card very simple.
I began by using my retiring Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Once the floral pieces were dry I fixed the rosebud layer inside the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
While sorting through my retiring dies I came across the Celebrate You Thinlits. Inside the case was the word ‘celebrate’ that I’d previously die-cut from Silver Glimmer Paper. So that was an easy decision for my project.
I used liquid glue to attach the ‘celebrate’ to the main panel, and then mounted it onto some Cherry Cobbler Card.
With that done, all I had to do was to add the layered panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I’m really happy with how this project turned out. While I’m still learning how to layer different colours when creating ‘watercoloured’ images, I love the process. I’m even becoming more patient and giving the colours a chance to dry before adding more. I hope my efforts inspire you to give it a try.
#WWYS216 – TEA TOGETHER
I created my card as part of the Design Team for the What Will You Stamp? Challenge. You’ll find projects from other members of the team for #WWYS216 – Tea Together over on our blog.
If you have this stamp set we’d love to see your creations. There’s only one rule, use at least one stamp from the set to create a new project. Then upload it to our challenge gallery for all to see.
At the end of the challenge we’ll randomly choose one person to be our weekly winner. They’ll get bragging rights and a winners badge to display on their social media. Plus they’ll also receive an invitation to be our Guest Designer two weeks later. I hope you’ll join us this week.
While I’ve given you a couple of bits of sneak peek information from the 2019/2020 Catalogue that goes live on June 4th, there are some retiring products here too.
The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are only available while stocks last, so order them today if you don’t want to miss out. Also on the retiring list is the Watercolor Paper. However as I explained in yesterday’s blog post this is being replaced with an alternative. Check out my blog post Easter Sunday for more information.