Grateful & Always Thankful, Part 2

Watercolored Greeting Card Always Thankful by Stampin' Up!

With less muss and fuss (hee!), here's version two of my Grateful card from yesterday featuring the Always Thankful stamp set.

The Soft Suede background gets added texture from a zip through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The Twill Tape is mounted on a strip of Old Olive using Vintage Trinket brads and the ends were frayed just a little.

The greeting was simply stamped, cropped with the oval punch, and sponged around the edges. The watercolored focal image was created using markers, classic ink pads and an Aqua Painter and then layered on Cajun Craze.

Water Coloring Technique for Hand Stamped Card

HIP TIP: If you would like to improve your watercoloring skills, you need to know these three things - practice, practice, practice. Seriously. I'm learning and improving every time I watercolor. And loving it more and more every time too!

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Have a muss and fuss free day!

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STAMPS: Always Thankful (Wood-123787, Clear-123789)
INK: Jet Black StazOn (101406,) Cajun Craze (119671), Soft Suede (115657), Basic Black (101179), Bravo Burgundy (105214), Old Olive (102277), More Mustard (103162), Pumpkin Pie (105216)
CARD STOCK/PAPER: Naturals White (102316), Soft Suede (115318), Old Olive (100702), Cajun Craze (119684), Watercolor Paper (122959)
TOOLS: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Large Oval Punch (119855), 3/16” Corner Punch (119871), Blender Pens (102845), Aqua Painter (103954), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631)
ACCESSORIES: 3/8” Twill Tape (119970), Vintage Trinkets (118764), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin' Up! Always Thankful stamp Set Artwork
Always Thankful Stamp Set © Stampin' Up!