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Gina K. has collaborated with Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember with a gorgeous holiday stamp set! Meet ‘Joy of the Season’, stampers! This stamp set is available exclusively for purchase at the Simon Says Stamp website during the month of September, so start shopping!
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The first thing I noticed when I saw this set was that gorgeous tree outline. I just want to stamp trees on everything. That stamp made me think of a watercolor painting with a night sky and tree silhouettes, and I decided to try and make my own using Tombow Dual Brush Markers. These markers are waterbased, and can create a beautiful watercolor effect.
First, I heat embossed the tree image onto watercolor cardstock using Versamark and GKD Black Embossing Powder. Because the embossing is raised and a resin material, it will resist the watercolor.
For the night sky, I scribbled a few colors of deep blue, purple, and black Tombow Dual Brush Markers on a nearby piece of plastic. Then I sprayed my scribbles to make the ink bead up a bit to create watercolor paint. Science. I watered down my entire piece of cardstock with the embossed trees, and then took my paint brush to drop watercolor onto my cardstock. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process, which caused me to burn the embossing on the trees. All because I have the patience of a teething two year old.
This is the assortment of Tombow markers I used- 636, 565, 476, N25, 158, N15, 772, 679, 528, and N60.
I did make a cool discovery, however, during my embossing situation. I had wanted to use the majestic deer stamp, but because words were written in the body of the deer, I wasn’t sure about putting another greeting on the card. I didn’t want multiple greetings right next to each other. I decided to try going over my deer with my ink and embossing powder and re-heat setting it. It covered the words and made my deer solid so that I could stamp a greeting on there as well. Yay!
For a final touch, I sprinkled on some Finetec silver watercolor over the card and added some Little Lucy’s Cards iridescent jewels. I just can’t stop gluing these to all of my cards. (Why does ‘gluing’ not look like a real word?)
I made so many of these backgrounds. They are simple and easy yet look like a piece of watercolor art. This card is a simpler landscape version of the first card. I stamped the tree image twice to stretch it a little farther.
I see a lot of tree silhouette and watercolor sky cards in my future.
This card uses the beautiful snowflakes from the set. I heat embossed them in white, and used the Tombow markers to create the beautiful and deep watercolor background. I absolutely love this snowy greeting. Snow beautifies everything it touches the second it touches it. While you’re enjoying the snow globe world you are in, the snow turns on you.
So pretty! 😍
This card uses the same techniques as the previous card, but uses more berry tones rather than rich, deep blue tones of the Tombow markers. I love this little cup stamp and had to put it on one of these cards.
You can see the variety that is possible simply by changing up a marker. There are endless possibilities with the Tombow Dual Brush markers.
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