I have another of my OnStage Local display board samples to share with you today. Watermelon Wonder is a favourite for water colouring and the flower from the 'You've Got This' stamp set shows it off beautifully. I have embossed the image on Shimmery white card stock and water coloured with my aqua painter and Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive ink pads. If you haven't tried Shimmery White for water colouring, then you are going to be pleasantly surprised. I love the smooth surface and the subtle sparkle, but it also soaks up the water really well and stays flat.
The background stamp from the 'You've Got This' set was stamped multiple times in Soft Sky ink to cover the Thick Whisper White base. I added a strip of the lovely new 2015-17 In Colour Mini Striped ribbon (available 1 June 2016) and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink above it. White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the ribbon border and threaded through a medium sized Classy Designer button and finished in a bow. The fussy cut flower was popped up onto the prepared base and a trio of banners in different sizes added the finishing touch. The whole panel was then popped up on the Watermelon Wonder base card.
I recommend that before you fussy cutting this flower, you reinforce where the stem joins the flower by adding a narrow strip of card stock with Tombow on the reverse side. This really helps to keep the card stock from cracking at the narrowest point when you are fussy cutting.
|Stamps||You've Got This|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White (thick & normal), Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery White, Neutrals DSP Stack, 2015-17 DSP Stack|
|Ink||Versamark, Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder, Olive Olive, Early Espresso|
|Accessories||Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped ribbon, white Baker's Twine, Classy Designer Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Aqua painter, black EP, Heat gun, Stampamajig, Dimensionals|
Thanks for looking!