I know it's Monday AND you're here for the CASEing Genius post but there isn't one today. I know you're probably disappointed but I have a really good reason. Ready?!
I am now a design team member on
What?! Yeah I almost didn't believe it either. No, really. Funny story.
Back in March I was sitting around coloring and chatting with Dawn and Kim at a retreat. I say "Apparently, I need to start making videos." Dawn says "Are you looking to get on a design team?" I say " No." Dawn goes "Oh. Okay." See I though she was asking if I was going to start doing videos to get on a design team . . .then Kim and Dawn both start giggling at me. I'm all like "What?! What did I miss?!" Dawn AGAIN goes "Are you looking to get on a design team?" and AGAIN I say "No." More giggling. Now, I can clearly tell I'm missing something. I'm not the brightest crayon in the box at this point but I've doped out something is amiss. Finally, I'm like "Listen, clearly I'm not understanding something . . .oh . . wait . . are you asking . . no way . . .Shut up?!" Then I almost started crying. True story. :)
I'm still in the "No Way. Shut Up!" phase and so excited to be joining the rest of the talented team. Alright, since this post is not about me joining the team but is about the spectacular June Release why don't we get to that?
Today I'm focusing on the new set Watercolor Anemones. This one is a stunner. There are so many ways to use it. Especially since there are builder elements in it. Quick easy shading or watercoloring or whatever you want.
Here's the products I'll be using today.
I used Watercolor Anemones first to do some simple watercoloring
I literally stamped them in distress ink and added water. For just a bit of variation I dropped in some Dusty Concord to my Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint into my Crushed Olive. I lightly splattered a bit of peeled paint and it was done. Easy Peasy. I'd love to do a card set like this as a gift.
The sentiment is from the Flowers Doodles Dies in gold foil with a few gold sequins to finish it off. Easiest card ever.
Next I decided to do something I haven't done in a long time . . .an embossed resist.
I stamped the bouquet stamp included in the set all over my watercolor panel and heat set it in white. Then I just added my peerless watercolors in various shades. I'm pretty much in love with it. I might ask it to marry me. Don't tell my husband.
The sentiment is a combination of the Doodle Buds stamps and dies. The "blessed" was die cut from black cardstock and added flush to the panel once it was dry. The stamped portion I was able to do with a little creative masking. As long as you use an Archival ink, like WPlus9's Pure Color line, you can stamp over embossing with no problem. Be careful though because it is a slick surface and smudges can happen really easily. Been there, done that.
Okay that's it for me but there is plenty of more inspiration to be seen. We'll be sharing all week long and the stamps will be available June 5th!
You can head over to the Wplus9 blog to see Dawn's creations AND the whole release
Thanks for visiting!!