Blended Seasons Sneak Peek Time – You will love the versatility! I should start by saying that the majority of the items I will be using today are NOT available until next month, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of this amazing set. It is SOOOO versatile.
The card I am sharing today only scratches the surface of what you can do with teh Blended Seasons set, it really will cover the whole of the year and I am only using one image and one sentiment. It is a double stamp set and has a set of dies that can be used with the stamps or on their own. There is also a set of Watercolour pencils as part of this promotion, and this contains some fantastic colours that are going to extend what you can do with your existing set of Watercolour pencils (you do have the existing set don’t you?)
The large floral image from the Blended Seasons set is perfect for this spotlight technique as it is large enough to make a feature of the coloured area, but leaving enough uncoloured to make sense. I could have used the stitched frames from the Stitched Seasons Dies, but I wanted to use a circle for this particular project, so went with the Stitched Shape Framelits instead. I started by stamping the large floral in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added the sentiment to the bottom right. I used the two middle-sized dies to cut the frame and then drew around the smallest of these to mark the area that I wanted to colour.
The colouring in both images is really easy and uses only a few pencils that I blended with the Blender Pens (I love these pens, they are so versatile). Remember not to go over the same spot too much with the Blender Pen or the card will ‘pill’, not a great look! If you want to blend more, just wait for the area to dry before going back again, this reduces the chances of ‘piling’.
Once the colouring was done, it was a simple job to add a SMALL amount of liquid adhesive to the card front, following the circle you have already drawn, and then add your black frame. I added a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots in matching colours. These are a perfect addition to lots of projects adding just a subtle amount of bling. Mat the stamped layer on a matching layer and then on a standard Whisper White Card base and it is all done. It probably took me longer to type this post than to make the card!
So keep your eyes peeled for these Limited Edition items next month. The full details are on my Current Offers Page so go and take a look. If you buy the Bundle you will qualify for 2 Sunflower Rewards!! Oh, and did I mention that there is another reason to buy in August? More of that tomorrow!
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Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)