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Pretty Potted Florals and a Hop

Hi friends! Instead of our usual mid-month Blog Hop at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, this month we're putting on our first Instagram Hop! Be sure to head on over to Instagram and leave some comments for the designers for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps online shop. The beginning of the hop and all the details can be found here:  https://www.instagram.com/sweetnsassystamps/

Along the hop, we're playing with a something old, something new theme. I am sharing this card which features one of my very first Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps purchases, Thoughtful Words, and my newest purchase... Pretty Potted Florals.  Both of these sets are illustrated by NinaB Designs and all of her sets are on sale this week! This sales graphic has a few of my favorite cards featuring her stamps.

I started by stamping one of the potted flowers in Versafine Clair ink and then coloring with Zig Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a blender pen. I then stamped just the flower portion again and colored just the inner flower and fussy cut to pop up for some dimension on the stamped image.

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Words set, and I stamped onto a circle that I stenciled with the Delightfully Delicate Stencil and salvaged patina distress ink.  Some patterned papers from my stash finished things off.

While I was at it, I decided to make another card with Pretty Potted Florals.  This time I attempted  watercoloring with watercolor pans.  I'm a little out of practice and was way too heavy with my paints, so ended up blending out with watercolor markers, then adding some Copic highlights to add some depth.  I fussy cut the image and placed onto a panel I had used to wipe up some salvaged patina ink, then finished off with a sentiment from one of my all-time favorite sentiment sets... My Thoughts of You.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll join us over on Instagram for the hop!

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kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Julee - I appreciate Nina's designs too. Love the two different cards you created with the one stamp.
Stay safe

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful!!