Social Stamping Brights

I am a totally last minute addition this month to the Social Stamping Blog Hop. I was writing up my blog and thought, this card that we made last week at my card class, kind of fits the theme of brights! I say kind of as this card only uses 2 colours in the brights colour family with Stampin’ Up! and the other colour (Real Red) is a regal. But I think on this card, it is pretty bright so I hope you will forgive me for this.

I love strawberries! I hardly ever get to eat any though as it turns out all of my kids are strawberry fans too. So I am very lucky to get any! Food just seems to disappear in this household…

Sweet Strawberry Bundle comes with a handy punch

The Sweet Strawberry stamp set is a two step stamping set. This makes it easy for adding colour, or my favourite…water colouring! I love water colouring, it is so easy and forgiving and I love how every time you get a different effect.

Watercolouring effect with Sweet Strawberry Bundle

This card had to be made in stages, with time in between to dry. First we created a water colour wash background using Pool Party ink and an aqua painter using shimmery white card stock. I like to use a generous amount of water to create my backgrounds but it always turns out different every time I water colour. I think that is what I like the best. Every card is going to be different.

Next, we stamped our strawberries, again on shimmery white card stock.We used sponge daubers with Real Red, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight inks to add colour onto the photopolymer stamps. Once I was happy with the amount of ink, I grabbed my Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water and gave my stamps a few good sprays of water. Stamp this down pressing firmly onto a strip of shimmery white cardstock. The photo below shows the water coloured effect.

The Stampin’ Spritzer is a handy tool when water colouring.

Drying time next, you want to make sure that your water colouring is completely dry before the next step. You could use the heat tool to speed up this process but I figured it is the perfect excuse to have a break, move onto another card or eat cake!

I hold monthly card classes in my home at Dalyellup. These classes usually last 2 1/2 hours and we make 3 cards. We always enjoy something home baked for morning tea. Perhaps I should have baked a strawberry cake but they just never last long in this house. Instead, I made a date and walnut cake.

After a short break, our watercolouring is dry enough to proceed with the next step. Memento black ink is used to stamp the background stamping and the outline of the strawberries, flower, stem and leaves. The handy punch punches these out in one quick step due to the stamps being lined up on the block. I stamped the sentiment, “just for you” in versamark on basic black and heat embossed this using white embossing powder. Punched out with a the retired 1 inch circle punch. Next is my favourite part, the putting it altogether! My strawberries are glued down flat with the strawberries up on dimensionals.

Pretty rhinestones added for the centre of the flowers.

Add some white bakers twine with some rhinestones for the centre of the flowers and your card is done!

Water colouring is fun! So tell me have you tried water colouring before or have I inspired you to try? I hope so!

Thanks to the Social Stamping bunch of lovely ladies for allowing me to jump in on the blog hop today.

Next up is Kelly Kent, I wonder what gorgeous bright project she has to show us. The header at the top of this post is also the master list for all blog participants so make sure you click on that and check out everyone else’s creations.

Thanks for stopping by,

13 thoughts on “Social Stamping Brights

  1. Love the cascade of strawberries, and they look totally delicious! And I think you’ve inspired me to get back to watercolouring – it looks sooooo glorious!!

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  2. You are clever to get all the colours stamped in one go – I can never quite get that part right, and cake while the ink dries sounds perfect- looks yummy too. Lovey layour for your sweet card.


  3. Berry beautiful! I love this Mandy. I am a fellow watercolour lover too and I love the unpredictable nature of it. Thanks for tip about using sponge daubers to ink the stamp. You’re so clever1 x


  4. Wish I could come to your classes-the cake looks amazing! Beautiful card using this awesome stamp set and punch. The mix of watercolour, black & white stamping and bright pops of colour work so well together 🙂


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