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Designer Inspiration with Heather: Day 4

May 28, 2015

Click HERE to view today’s new SIMPLICITY creation.


And don’t forget to scroll down to see Heather’s creative card…


As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we are also heating up with designer inspiration! Over the next several weeks our designers will be bringing you inspiration and design ideas featuring their trademark styles and produts from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles. This week Heather Telford joins us with her artistic stamping!


Our transparent set, 30-298 Enamor, offers a multitude of floral images. You can color them in, cut them out, or add them to a gorgeous watercolor background as Heather has done today!




Here’s the how-to:

Step 1 Tape a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper to a firm surface on all four sides. Soak the paper with water then drop watercolor paint (Gansai Tambi) onto the wet surface. Tilt the paper so the paint can blend and spread. Sprinkle salt crystals on wet paint then leave to dry completely. Remove salt.


Step 2 Stamp flower stamp from ‘Enamor’ set in colors which coordinate with paint (Picked Raspberry and Pine Needles Distress Ink).


Step 3 Spritz stamped image with water so image blurs and bleeds. Let dry then trim to desired size.


Step 4 Trim watercolored panel into two pieces. Stamp same floral stamp over first imprints in black ink. Stamp outline flower stamp from ‘Enamor’ set in black ink several times on unstamped watercoloured panel.


Finished Cards Trim both stamped pieces, mat with black cardstock and pop up on white card bases. Add sentiments in black from ‘A Sweet Day’ transparent set.

Simple, pretty, and a great reason to get our your floral stamps and watercolors… and play!


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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Carole Richardson permalink
    May 28, 2015 4:36 am

    Both cards are so pretty!

  2. May 28, 2015 5:37 am

    Your cards are GREAT!!!! LOOOOOVE the splashes of color & the black for pop! 😉

  3. judka permalink
    May 28, 2015 6:35 am

    Love seeing how the magic happened. Beautifully done!

  4. Arta permalink
    May 28, 2015 7:26 am

    What brand of watercolor paint did you use ?

  5. Debbie P permalink
    May 28, 2015 9:16 am

    Oooh, I like the salt crystals ideas! Beautiful cards.

  6. Carla Hundley permalink
    May 28, 2015 1:14 pm

    What a beautiful background
    for both of these cards! So pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  7. mjmarmo permalink
    May 28, 2015 2:16 pm

    Absolutely love these!!

  8. May 28, 2015 8:33 pm

    Love, love, love both cards!

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