Hello Everyone! Sara with you today.
For my stamping projects today I thought I would share a stamping technique that creates a beautiful, handpainted look.
For this technique, you will need-
-Stamp set of your choice. I used Dylusions Quilt As You Go Stamp
First, stamp your image with Antique Linen ink. It is very important that you use this ink. It reacts to water and this color is extra special because it is very light and neutral and pretty much disappears. Once you have the image stamped, you can use watercolors to color your image.
Stamp some extra images...take your time, and enjoy the process! And don't fret if you make a mistake, watercolors are so forgiving!
Once I had a few of the watercolor elements ready to go, it was time to create!
I paired my images with the Prima Strawberry Milkshake line. I chose a heritage photo of my great-grandmother (check out her sweet dress and hair ribbons!) to pair with the collection.
In addition to the layout, I created 2 cards as well. All three projects turned out so sweet and I love the addition of the hand-painted elements!
Have A Lovely Day!
Hello! I’m Sara and I'm from Western Pennsylvania. I am 40 years old and the mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs. I work at home, homeschooling my boys and taking care of my elderly grandfather. I love to read, and I like to cook, but I’m not a fan of laundry or dishes! I also love being a creative artist in this industry! I like to try all.the.papercrafts and mixed media. I enjoy teaching what I’ve learned for the last 18 years I’ve been creating, mostly on my YouTube channel but I have also begun creating my own classes for my website. I’ve been a part of the community at A Cherry On Top since 2013 and can’t wait to get started!
Describe your crafting style: I'm a paper crafter/ card maker.
Your favorite must-have crafty tool(s): Sizzix Big Shot for die cutting (& paper!)
Something new you have learned recently: I recently used metallic flakes on a card and it added so much texture and beautiful color/shine! I really loved it and will be using it more!
Something you are scared of trying: I'm not sure why, but I am very intimidated by the rub on transfer sets but think they are so beautiful and love watching people use them!
What inspires you to create: I tend to get a lot of anxiety, and through that, I’ve learned creating things specifically with my hands, things I can touch & detailed designs with paper are what I really enjoy and what keeps my mind busy. It helps put any anxieties I do have to rest.
BIO: My name is Emily Moore & I love handmaking cards! I have an amazing, supportive husband, and a giant beautiful Bernese Mountain dog named George. I get very excited about pretty paper & love making detailed designs using die cuts, stencils, and any new techniques I can find! I used to work as a scrapbook teacher at Scrappy Chic in Livonia, but the pandemic allowed us to move up north more towards family (& A Cherry On Top!). I also recently made a career shift from finance to working at A Cherry On Top and absolutely love it. Come, stop by & say hi! You can find me in the storefront!
Here are some of the beautiful cards that Emily has created!
Good morning, Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a layout created using the Mix & A Mingle collection from Simple Stories. I know it’s a little early for Christmas yet but this collection has been burning a hole in my stash since it arrived. I just love the retro feel!
Here’s a look at the layout;
It’s simple with regard to patterned paper; two 12x12 sheets, kind of three if you include the red strip above the photo. Really, the stand-out feature of the layout is those lovely retro poinsettia flowers in the bottom, right corner of the background. If you look closely, a small detail that would otherwise be overlooked, Nuvo drops as the center of the red poinsettia. Simple, yet stunning in texture it adds to the layout.
Either side of the photos features ornaments that decorate the page. The lefthand side ornaments are from the Simple Card kit. I just love using those bits as they aren’t quite as thick as the other chipboard pieces. They also widen the variety of embellishment available AND the patterned paper without investing in ALL the things.
The right-hand side ornament (with the twine bow) is from the brad collection. I love that the brads include other embellishments and not just brads. More like, Brads & Bits (to go with your Bits & Pieces!). There are also some fun, little details that come from the sticker book or the cardstock sticker sheet. So many great bit to choose from! Again, difficult to notice, but I used Nuvo drops again on two of the ornaments. I love how you can personalize layouts and make embellishments unique and add texture with Nuvo drops.
Watch the process video below!
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Thanks for stopping in today! See you back here next time.
My name is Suzanna and I live with my family in Glen Allen, Virginia. My husband, Michael, and two kids, 19 yo Nikolas and 15 yo Mia, are supportive of my memory keeping and the main subjects of my work. Along with our 2 fur babies, Jasmine and Luna. I have been creating and documenting for a long time, over 20 years. My main focus has always been creating 12x12 layouts but I also like to work in a travelers notebook, create pocket pages and my new obsession, a memory planner. I’ve been filming process videos and sharing my process on YouTube since 2016.
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