Big Hello

Big Hello by Shawn


This card uses the rest of the watercolored background I made in my previous post. I die cut the image using the Big Hello die from Simon Says stamp and stacked it on several cuts of black card from the same die. Glossy Accents coated the letters to create a unique embellishment that is also the focal point of the card.

I treated the chevron arrows from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling Card in the same manner.

To tie in the watercolor effect, I splattered the same colors I used all over a folded piece of watercolor cardstock. I added some black to tie-in the stacks under the die cuts.

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Hello, Sunshine

Hello Sunshine by Shawn

My post today comes from a card I made while stretching my stamps with Online Card Classes. If you didn’t know Stretch Your Stamps 2 has begun and it’s a great way to get ideas on how to use the stamps you already have in new ways.
Day 1 & 2 focuses on background stamps. Here I used the Highline Ironwork Background stamp from Hero Arts featured in the class to create a watercolor background like Kristina Werner’s. This technique utilizes the emboss-resist technique to allow watercolor to pool between all the stamp details. I cut along the edge of the  shapes to create the background piece.

The Big Hello die cut from Simon Says Stamp was stacked from several cuts, covered with Wink of Stella glitter pen then coated in Glossy Accents to create a glimmery and puffy embellishment.

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