I’m so excited to be able to share with you a card I made for the collaboration this month between My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair. This is a month long partnership and it gives you lots of opportunities to win! With two full designs teams (I’m guesting in with My Sweet Petunia), all you have to do is comment on posts where you see this blog hop banner. You are then entered to win these prizes: two $25 gift certificates to Joy Clair or one MISTI (your choice of original or mini). Winners will be announced in April on both blogs.
So today, I pulled out this amazing Hugs and Smiles stamp set. These flowers are so pretty and I love the sentiments. I lined up the stamp on one side of the watercolor paper and stamped using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. I did stamp twice with my Versamark because it is kind of hard to see if you missed a spot. Of course, the MISTI makes that super easy! Then, and here is where the MISTI really earns her keep, I flipped the card stock and stamped again. The stamp positions exactly where it was on the opposite side with no stress. Perfectly symmetrical!!
Using some watercolor paints, I painted the flowers and then chose the green for the center section. Something about a nice spring green makes me happy! Also, it was snowing when I made this…in spring…when there had not been snow all winter…. So yes, spring green! I splattered on a little extra paint and then decided which sentiment to use. Now, without a MISTI, this card would have gone without a sentiment because it would certainly have been ruined. I know we all did that before this tool came around!! But into the breach I went (not really…there was no stress, lol), and I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it too. The whole panel is so pretty on this green base, don’t you think?!
Ok, now I made you look so you need to go find all the blogs participating this month. Start with Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia and you will find their teams! I’ll be back in a few days with more from this collaboration. Until then, have a great weekend!
Supplies (affiliate links may be included):
Stamp: Hugs and Smiles (Joy Clair); Ink: Versamark; Paper: Montval Watercolor (Canson), Green Leaf (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories: Original MISTI, Silver #4 Round Paint Brush, Debby’s Set Watercolor Palette (Simon Says Stamp)