Happy Monday to you! I hope your week has started off well. It’s a new month. Let’s make it a good one!
We are collaborating with Honey Bee Stamps this month, and featuring watercolor techniques. They go perfectly together, so, phew. Honey Bee Stamps has a new release this month, you should definitely check it out, and maybe hide your wallet? That’s totally up to you.
This is a card showcasing the Playful Pups stamp set, which is adorable, and I couldn’t choose one, so I used almost every single pup included in the set. In my mind I was picturing the dog park. Where every dog is welcomed with open paws. That was one of my favorite things to do with our Golden Retriever. Take him to the park. He was the park greeter. He would make sure every single dog was welcomed at the gate, then go back to find someone with a thumb for petting him. Seriously. We’d look up and he’d be at one of the benches with his head on a human’s lap, nudging them to pet him. I’m fairly certain that’s typical Golden Retriever behavior. 🙂
Here are the steps to make this card:
- Stamp the dogs in grey ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Fill in the background with smaller stamps from the same set, also with grey ink and heat embossing.
- Color the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.
- Color in the background if you like. I did a pale blue, but a pale grey would have worked as well, or even a pale green. Since I was thinking dog park, I went with blue, for the sky.
- Die cut Welcome three times out of white cardstock. Adhere them on top of each other. Color the welcome with a Zig Clean Color marker. Add some Spectrum Noir overlay pen to the die cut, and also use that sparkle pen on the tennis balls, bones, and dog collars in the background.
- Add the die cut to the background. I used a sheet of adhesive called Artist-Tac, where you put the die cut down on it, peel it up, and it’s covered in adhesive. Great for intricate die cuts. I also used the negative of the die cut so that I could make sure it was placed properly. The word is in pieces, as you can see below.
- Cover that with glossy accents. I used two layers.
- Add some Nuvo drops if you like, or sequins. Whichever you prefer.
This is a close up of the double layer of glossy accents I added to the Welcome die cut. The set comes with “welcome”, “special” and “delivery”, so it’s a very useful set, and I love the font.
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