Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful You

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week's hop is featuring the lovely artistic stamp set Beautiful You.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Kelly Kent's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, some of us will be making sympathy & hope-type projects.  For my card, I went with a more neutral color scheme, and it could double for a generic-type of condolence card.

Stampin' Up Beautiful You
The embossing paste stencil was created by die-cutting the rain drops from the Umbrella Weather Framelits into a window sheet.  Using an Aquapainter, I watercolored the image with Whisper White craft ink, and I lined some of the highlights with white acrylic paint.

This is a tall, skinny card, as I have a stack of leftovers from another mass-produced project.  By putting the tag over the background, I can introduce the feel of the rain without the difficulty of trying to mask the main image.  I added the "Wishing you brighter days to come" sentiment inside.

Stamps: Beautiful You; Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Whisper White Craft, White Acrylic Paint; Accessories: Metallics Sequin Assortment, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Embossing Paste, Window Sheets, Aquapainter, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Umbrella Weather Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

In case you missed it, here's a previous card I made with Beautiful You and the no-line watercoloring technique.

Stampin' Up Beautiful You
I stamped the outline in Sahara Sand, after stamping off once, and then watercolored from there.  This lovely lady in yellow needs some pearls, don't you think?

Stamps: Beautiful You; Paper: Whisper White, Playful Palette DSP, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe, Tuxedo Black Memento; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Aquapainter, Sewing Machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to our fabulous leader, Tanya Boser, to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh the white and Crumb Cake are wonderful together! The tag worked perfectly! Sweet card....so glad you got your supplies unpacked!

Tanya Boser said...

Heidi, I can't even decide what is more impressive. Your cards, or the fact that you moved and still found your supplies AND time to create!!

Yapha Mason said...

I agree with, Tanya!! Your cards are amazing and so are you! I love the first one. The raindrops are fabulous!

Adriana Benitez said...

Ooh - the no line watercolor is so pretty! Love the fresh colors and, of course, the way the image came out.

Mike said...

Heidi...clearly we were on the same page! I love the tag look!

Karen Gooch said...

Love the tag idea...it really does allow the feel of the rain without masking anything...nice card!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Heidi! So clean and creative! I love all of the techniques you used. You are such an inspiration!

Carol Carriveau said...

Really wonderful ideas.....the tag and the card!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

Natalie Lapakko said...

These are both so pretty! You used such neat techniques to give these cards a really unique look!

Betty said...

Wonderful watercolor techniques! I have not tried watercoloring with craft ink- very pretty!

Kelly Kent said...

Two gorgeous cards Heidi with great techniques. I love the embossing paste rain. I hadn't thought to do the no-line watercolouring with this stamp set! Kelly x

Nikki Spencer said...

Love the techniques applied to both Heidi! Two lovely cards, so different and both so beautiful! xx

Holly Stene said...

Haiti, these are lovely creations! I didn't see your previous one so I'm glad you shared it - the no line water coloring is beautifully done! Your crumb cake and white sympathy card is beautiful too! The raindrop stencil you made is so creative!

Mickey Roberts said...

What a stunning card, Heidi! Love the stenciled/embossing paste raindrops and the drop shadow/lace trim on the tag. Just gorgeous!