Mar 12 2016

To Stamp or Not to Stamp? What is the answer?

 Rose Wonder Bundle from Stampin Up

 

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 Rose Wonder Bundle Watercolor

I have to confess that this card is my favorite of the two.

I heat embossed with white embossing powder onto watercolor paper and added two shades of ink to the images with an aqua painter. First I colored the leaves in Wild Wasabi and the flower in Calypso Coral. Once they were almost dry, I added some shading over top in Old Olive and Watermelon Wonder. I also shaded around the image with Soft Sky ink and added splotches of Lost Lagoon on top.

 

Rose Wonder Stamp Set Card

 Three white sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment complete the card.

 

 

Rose Garden Thinlits Card

This second card is my husband’s fave.

And did you notice that there is no stamping at all on this card? I cut out three roses and leaves – one from Soft Sky, one from Wild Wasabi and one from Watermelon Wonder. I used the Large Polka Dot Textured Impression Embossing Folder on the card front before adhering a window sheet underneath. 

I then added the Wild Wasabi cut out on top fitting it within the Soft Sky piece.  Lastly, I added the Watermelon Wonder flower after cutting off the leaves.

So, which do you prefer? To stamp or not to stamp

 

Rose Garden Thinlits from Stampin Up 

To finish the card,  added the same three white sequins.

 

 

 

 

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5 comments so far

5 Responses to “To Stamp or Not to Stamp? What is the answer?”

  1. Carol Bon 13 Mar 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I love the water one the best, I like the way the watermelon bled into the soft sky, lovely.

  2. Janet Castleon 13 Mar 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Both are wonderful….my favorite is the die cut card – true PERFECTION!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  3. Darlene McCallumon 13 Mar 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks Carol. It was a fun card to make.

  4. Darlene McCallumon 13 Mar 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Janet, it just shows that stamping isn’t always needed.

  5. Carolyn Dielemanon 13 Mar 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I love the water coloured, stamped one – not only is the rose stunning, but the background sets it off and makes it that much more distinctive. I must learn to do this! I’ve only done it once – as it happens, at one of your downlines – the square card using that beautiful sprig of blossoms, also in Calypso!

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