Hello stampy friends!
Just dropping in quickly to share a project that I made for the current Mama Elephant challenge. The prize is a spot on their challenge team! Since I’m a huge fan of Mama Elephant products (and their sweet owners *wink*), I decided to play along!
So, I’ve been playing with my new watercolors in anticipation of the Online Card Class: Watercolor for Card Makers that starts on Monday morning. To say that I am excited for this class to start is an understatement! I thought that the challenge inspiration photo had sort of a dreamy, watercolor look to it, so that made me happy! First I stamped the main doily image from the Filigree stamp set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped it onto watercolor paper, on the textured side, so it didn’t emboss as perfectly as I would have liked, but I feel like it gives it a bit of a “rustic” look. That’s what I was going for . . . LOL. Then I gave the paper a spritz of water to gently wet the panel. I mixed up some water colors in a pretty light turquoise and a bright yellow. I washed the two colors over the panel, overlapping the two colors a bit in the middle, and then allowed the whole panel to thoroughly dry. Once it was dry, I die cut the Hello Script die from the center of the panel and set those pieces aside. I die cut it again four more times from white card stock, and glued all of the layers together to create the dimensional die cut. The last layer that I glued was the layer from the water colored panel. I trimmed off the left edge of the water colored panel, and adhered it to a white card base. I then glued down the layered die cut into the opening, making sure to also adhere the inside pieces of the word. Then I die cut some Confetti from the strip that I had trimmed off previously, adhered them to the panel, and sprinkled them with some glitter.
Well, that’s it for me kids! I think there’s still a day or two to play along with the challenge if you’re interested. You can find the details here. Thanks for stopping by!