blended season

I had been planning on promoting this bundle, but not purchasing it myself. As a demonstrator, it doesn’t make a lot of business sense to purchase a product that I won’t be able to market for several months. Stampin’ Up! does provide us with lots of great materials so that we can promote this great bundle without owning it ourselves. But dang it! I have seen so many absolutely gorgeous creations with this bundle that I couldn’t resist any longer. This card only uses the stamp set and the new set of watercolor pencils that are part of the August promotion. And I will confess that the layout is modeled after another creation I found online from a fellow Aussie demonstrator named Kylie Bertucci. Her card uses the Stampin’ Blends markers, so the coloring on the flowers looks totally different than what I’ve created here.

blended seasonI wanted to include the watercolor pencils in my first creation that I share here so that you could see the gorgeous colors. I decided to use a technique called “no line watercoloring” for this card, and I’m kinda pleased with how it turned out. My watercoloring skills are definitely weak, but I do like this finished product. I was feeling bad about the art last evening when I created this, and my husband said that he thought it looked pretty darned good. So – I hope his testimony is reliable and that you like this project. Here is a close-up of a portion of the image that I created using this technique. The watercolor pencils do make this pretty easy to accomplish, and as always Stampin’ Up! has things that color coordinate beautifully. I hope that you’ll give this a try!

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! that gives the specifics of how to do this technique. She used ink from the ink pads for her watercoloring, which is fantastic. I extended beyond this by using the watercolor pencils instead, which really was pretty easy to do.

I hope you have lots of fun trying out this great technique yourself. This limited time bundle from Stampin’ Up! is a great opportunity to try it out.

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