Hello, friends! I’m here with another guest post for Flora & Fauna. They sent me a few sets to play with so today’s projects focus on Strawberry Fields and Swan Lake. Flora & Fauna clear stamps come with a variety of images in each set so the ideas are endless! In my last guest post, I created one-layer watercolor cards. Today’s cards go in a different direction altogether. If you have been following me this year, you’ll notice that a lot of my cards are dimensional. I love adding depth to my work since it makes it gives it a bit more of a “handmade” edge.
I created five cards. For the first three cards, I used one or two images as the focus all over the base. This is a really fun way to stretch your stamps instead of using all the images in a set.
I started by stamping the images several times on watercolor cardstock and fussy cut them when I watched TV. This is super relaxing and makes me feel like I’m really great at multi-tasking! 🙂 For the floral cards, there were no separate leaf sets so I actually used just the leafy parts of the strawberry stamp and stuck those behind the flowers.
My favorite card was the one with the berries, but I didn’t want them all to look like strawberries so I used different colors. My watercoloring techniques are loose, and I love to finish them off with black and white paint splatters. I arranged them over the bases in different ways so they didn’t all have the same look.
My next two cards were a lot of fun, too. The images in the sets can be used to create rather imaginative scenes. One background was created with Yupo translucent paper and strokes of Copic markers across it. The other one was watercolor paper and Zig Twin Art & Graphic pens. I love both looks so much that I will DEFINITELY be doing them again. SO fun.
I hope you were inspired today! Thanks to Flora & Fauna for having me as a guest.