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Saying Good-bye to ”Rose Wonder” stamp set

The ”Rose Wonder” Stamp set is another one that I really liked, but it’s going to be discontinued at the end of May. I have 2 beautiful cards for you today made with this stamp set.

For the first one, I used the Watercolor technique, coloring the rose with the Aquapainter.

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For the second one, I used the Polished Stone technique. This technique is very easy. To learn more about it, please see my post here. This technique uses a cotton ball, rubbing alcohol and ink to make a very unique background!

I used Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride re-inkers to create the flower background, and Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for the leaves.

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Stamp set: Rose Wonder, Watercolor Wings

CS and paper: Watercolor paper, Calypso Coral

Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Black ink

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Technique Thursday: Polished Stone Technique

Welcome to my first Technique Thursday!  Every Thursday, I will post a different stamping technique! I hope you’ll get inspire to try some!  Today’s technique is called the “Polished Stone” Technique.   This technique is done using a cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol and some re-inkers (ink refills).

Here’s the card I’ve made, with the beautiful stamp set called Happy Watercolor. (p.22 in the Occasions mini-catalogue) To order it, click here!

Happy Watercolor Polished Stone

Here’s a close-up:

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Instructions:

  1. Soak your cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.

  2. Add a few drops of each classic reinkercolor onto your soaked cotton ball, alternating colors so they won’t be next to each other.

  3. Dab the cotton ball over your card stock.

  4. Continue dabbing until you achieve the look you want.

  5. Let dry completely before stamping your image over.

After my background was all done and dried, I stamp the flower image with StazOn Black ink and I used the Blender pen to color the flowers. I embossed a simple “Needlepoint” Border on the side to complete the card.

Material:

Stamp set:  Happy Watercolor.

Card stock: Crisp Cantaloup, Primerose Petal Core’dinations, Natural White

Ink: StazOn Black ink, Gumball Green and Primerose Petals ink pads, Daffodil Delight ink refill, Pink Pirouette and Primerose Petal ink refill

Tools: Big Shot and Needlepoint Border embossing folder, Blender pen.