I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set. I do not use these paints enough!! They are amazing!!! Super creamy and awesomely vibrant. If you've been
on the fence about purchasing these paints, you should give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Ok, sales pitch is done :)
I chose some bright and happy colors, a yellow, pink, green and dark blue. After loading my wet brush with paint, I painted simple lines down the front of my paper.
Ground breaking, isn't it? I let this air dry while I worked on my images and sentiment. I used the completely adorable Whimsical Gnomes stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I stamped everything with my Mini Misti. I used coloured pencils in similar shades of the paint to colour the images.
For my sentiment I stamped and die cut the word "hugs" from the That Is All stamp set and Co-ordinating Dies from WPlus9. I cut my striped panel down with My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax (which I admit, I've been using on EVERYTHING lately). I fussy cut my images leaving a small white border around each one.
After doing a dry-run on placement, I realized that my little gnome and mushrooms were blending into the background. To remedy this I die cut a piece of vellum with the My Favorite things Stitched Mini Scallop Oval Stax. I adhered my images to the vellum and attached it to my panel.
And to finish it off, I used the Silver Tinsel Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp. Here is a look at the entire card..
Hope you enjoyed today's card!! Thank you so much for stopping by and HUGS to you!!!