What an exciting day this is. Not only is it an Artisan Blog Hop but today the new catalog goes live at noon Mountain Time.
I have an extensive list of stamping goodies I’m ready to mark off my wish list and get them into my hands.
Finally today, I was able to sit down and use one of the sets from my pre-order called Birthday Delivery. I love how sweet and vintage this stamp set looks. It’s from the Birthday Memories Suite and one of the new bundles you can purchase starting today.
Watercoloring on Crumb Cake Cardstock
When I started creating this card I pulled out all of the beautiful patterns from the coordinating suite, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. Instantly my eyes went to the crumb cake background and the sweet little chef. This was the key piece that inspired me to create this card.
I started with a fun technique I love to use from time to time-watercoloring on Crumb Cake cardstock.
Here are a few tips when coloring the chef:
- I stamped the chef image using Archival Basic Black ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. I like to let the Archival ink dry for a few minutes or heat set using a Heat Tool.
- Whisper White Craft ink created the perfect muted white background I was trying to achieve for the chef coat and hat.
- I colored the remainder of the images using Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Real Red inks.
- Something I have found useful when coloring on regular cardstock with my Aqua Painter is to load the pen with a light coat of ink. This way I don’t have too much water over the image making blending easier and less pilling of the paper.
Birthday Friends Framelits Dies
One of my favorite things about this bundle besides the adorable images is the coordinating framelits. One of the big reasons I’m drawn to the framelits is the size of the images along with how many of the framelits fit perfectly over the Designer Series Paper.
Normally I find myself very frugile when I use designer paper, but I love how each of the pieces in this pack of paper coordinates so well, making my layering attempts so easy.
You can see how each of the layers coordinate together and I’ve added a few dimensionals to create depth for this project.
Be Inspired- Artisan Blog Hop
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Kimberly Van Diepen
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