Hello and thanks for stopping by today! This week the Stamp Ink Paper design team are stamping with a fun theme. A theme challenge makes it easy to adapt any stamp set to fit the need. New stamps are fun to experiment with and also a great opportunity to help teach the concept of watercoloring embossed leaves. The die cuts are simple but adding some dimension will help them come to life.
Watercoloring Embossed Leaves
This week the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge is stamping with a fun theme. Please come over and add your card by CLICKING HERE to visit now.
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Watercolor paper scraps doe die cuts and sentiment
Rooted in Nature stamp set
The ideas and projects I’m seeing around using this wonderful stamp set are fantastic! I can not wait to show it to you in the 2018 Annual Catalog. While the stamps are very nice, the framelits dies are phenomenal! Nature’s Roots are chock full of really cool shapes that allow them to be colored and featured along side stamped or not stamped projects. Today’s project is made of watercolor cardstock that has been watercolored with a few new ink colors. Using at least two colors on one image can be difficult to bring the elements together so I’d like to share my tips today. I will be featuring more projects this week as well with the Rooted in Nature Bundle.
Watercoloring Embossed Leaves
A few weeks ago I shared a project that helps to learn one way to build up the look of dimension with die cuts. This project is another great example, but in a totally different way. If you are a cardmaker, you already understand the importance of not adding too many layers of dimension to your project (it will crush down in the envelope when posted). I keep my projects to a maximum of two layers of dimension as a rule, to assure my card is delivered the way it is designed.
There are two metal dies used to create the dry embossed sprig of leaves. One is the die that makes the embossed impression and the other is the frame of the image to cut it away from the paper. With a typical one-step metal die, there is only the dimension that we add to it by adding color. This new set of dies kicks up the realistic look significantly. After coloring the leaves and allowing them to dry, I rubbed them with petroleum jelly, one brand is Vaseline but I have used a generic brand in this project. Adding this jelly will give a sheen to the paper and enhance the colors.
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Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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