Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Watercolor Wings

Let me tell you how much I love the new photopolymer stamp set, Watercolor Wings. I chose two different color combos for these cards, both leaning on the softer side. That's a bit outside my box too. I think I tend to gravitate towards the brights more than any of the other color groups, but I am so happy with the end results here. (I wish I was a better photographer because this photo does not do the colors I used any justice.)


The first color combo I played with was Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, and Lost Lagoon. On the card on the left I used the new silver metallic thread to add a subtle accent under the butterfly. What a fabulous addition to my ribbon stash! It's clean, it's simple and yet just adding a little bit took this card to the next level.

On the card to the right I kept it quite simple. You don't have to pair up this butterfly with a lot of extras to make it beautiful. She stamps so beautifully all on her own. I used the same butterfly, including a smaller vellum die cut one on top of the stamped image (which I think really adds to the allure of the softness of this image) and paired it with a very simple background created by splattering some coordinating inks on my Whisper White card stock.

The third card, on the bottom center, was fun! This was one of my Ah-Ha moments. I love the So Saffron and the Blushing Bride combo, but when I added the Calypso Coral it was just over powering the feel of the "watercolor" vibe. I definitely wanted the Calypso Coral to play a part in this butterfly, but not as much as the stamp wanted me to. So what did I do?? I grabbed my Stampin' Write Calypso Coral marker and just highlighted certain areas of the stamp. So now I could still use the stamp to get everything lined up just right, and not have a "too dark" effect of using the marker directly on my paper. After all, the is a "watercolor" stamp, right? So as you can see, the results of my efforts turned out fabulous. Just a touch of Calypso Coral made all the difference. Then I cut up my stamped butterfly image (gasp) into tiles, corner rounded on one side and then evenly spaced them as I adhered them down. A little bling, a little ribbon...done! What do you think?

Thanks for peeking in on my latest project. Just holler if you have any questions. You can find a list of supplies I used at the bottom.

Happy Crafting!
Shan

Card Stocks:

Whisper White
Lost Lagoon
Mint Macaron
So Saffron
Calypso Coral

Inks:

Soft Sky
Mint Macaron
Lost Lagoon
Crumb Cake
So Saffron
Blushing Bride

Other paper:
Vellum 

Ribbons:

Silver Metallic Thread
Whisper White Organza 
So Saffron (disc.)
Calypso Coral (disc.)

Embellishments:

Rhinestones
Sequins (not SU)


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