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You seem to have loved The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set. Well, we had loved the concept and already had The Big, the Bold and You in the works. Sometimes things just work out! We hope you love this follow up The Big, the Bold sentiment set.
Available for purchase on March 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes three (3) big words (congrats, thanks and you) + exclamation point + thirty-three (33) smaller words which can be used to build sentiments with the other other words or on their own
>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<
Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest star, Angie Tieman, and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Angie's and each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details. Don't forget to share some love with them too!
Are you ready for some The Big, the Bold and You goodies today? Tell the truth!! I know you have been waiting
impatiently all week for this! LOL
Ok – no more waiting – here we go!
I have been a little jealous of all of the watercolor effects I am seeing all over the place, and thought that these two cards were perfect candidates for this treatment. Instead of a painted watercolor look, I went for using the “wrinkle free distress” technique from Tim Holtz and also Heidi Swapp Shine sprays used with water for a more blended and watery look than just spraying on dry paper. Color me happy!!!
The “congrats! you rock” background is a blend of squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, mowed lawn, peacock feathers and salty ocean on a watercolor panel. I stamped the entire sentiment (in parts) in Memories black ink. I was unsure of the “you rock” portion and the exclamation, so I wanted to stamp them separately. Then I grabbed my tried and true Scenery: Big Bang Confetti and used the clustered retro stars to create a trail from one corner to the other. I actually masked off the section of the stamp that I wanted to use that filled the area just the way I wanted. I only added one single retro star at the very bottom. But, that is why I love the individual items in that set. I can fill empty areas as needed. I painted in the retro stars with some Lumiere paint that was hidden in my stash. I just wanted some iridescent look, but not too much, and not glitter – I saved that for the left side of the card in the form of a pretty American Crafts aqua glitter tape. After placing the tape along the left side, I added the panel on foam tape.
Similarly, I created another wet watercolor look, this time spraying tons of water on my watercolor paper panel, and then spraying blush, primrose and amethyst Shine sprays. As I dried them, the excess color dripped over onto my nonstick craft sheet and that allowed me to tap my dried panel in the color droplets a few times to get a varied look. This time, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed white. Finally, I added various sequins, gems and pearls. I have yet to master the sequin / gemstone embellishment technique of finding just the right spot to add these, but I think I’m getting better. Is there a You Tube video for that? LOL
Get ready to feast your eyes on more fabulousness below!!! Enjoy!
Seems that Julie and I got the same memo to watercolor with these sentiments. :-) Just goes to show that The Big, the Bold and You works perfectly for watercoloring! Julie's watercolor cards are really amazing! Mine are extremely simple.
I first embossed the big words with Versamark and white embossing powder. I used some CARAN d'ACHE water-soluable wax pastels my friend, Liz Allen, gave me a few years ago and scribbled on watercolor paper that I die cut with the smaller stitched frame of Mama Elephant's Femme Frames Creative Cuts and then used a wet brush to blend. I then flicked gold and black velvet Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I stamped the smaller sentiments with VersaFine in onyx black. Then I added a misting of calico shine by Studio Calico's Mister Huey's Color Mists. I distressed the edge with black soot Distress Ink. I adhered the watercolor panel onto the scalloped die cut white layer (using the larger scallop frame from the same Mama Elephant Femme Frames Creative Cuts) with dimensional foam adhesive. Then I adhered it all to a black card base. That's it. Easy peasy and with this stamp set you could make a slew of these fun watercolor cards for all sorts of occasions and you can customize the sentiments as well as the colors, pattern and embellishments as you want. Win-win!
Now on to some extraordinary projects by our guest star, Angie and The Talent!
Guest star, Angie Tieman
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Just a note: due to shipping delays, Vanessa Menhorn's projects will be featured after the release so make sure to check back!
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