I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now part of the Topflight Stamps Design Team – woop woop! I guest designed for them back last year and they asked me back. So happy! I have my inaugural project up on their blog today and I hope you’ll go over and check it out!
My project was created using the Carabelle Studio Little Girl with Balloon set. For those of you not familiar with Carabelle Studio, the stamps are mounted, high quality rubber and they stamp perfectly – so crisp and detailed!
For my project, I started with coldpress watercolor paper by Strathmore (5″ x 7″). I used my MISTI to position the stamp at an angle and stamped it three times with waterproof black ink (I used Versafine Onyx Black). I then used masking fluid to mask off the girl, and a rough circle over the balloon.
I smushed Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet onto a craft mat and spritzed with water and Distress Mica Spray in Brass. When the masking fluid was dry, I smushed my piece into the ink and dried two or three times. I then inked over it with Distress ink in Black Soot, allowing some of the color to show through, and flicked white paint over the top with a paintbrush. I trimmed the piece down to 4.25″ x 6″ and edged it with Delicata Copper ink. Before removing the masking liquid, I ink blended white pigment ink gently over the edges of the circle.
I removed the masking fluid with my finger and coloured in the heart and the little girl with watercolor markers and added some Wink of Stella to her hair and the ‘moon’, with a few spots of white gel pen on her freckles.
To finish, I added some gold twine with a bow for the balloon string using liquid glue, and added glossy accents to the heart balloon and the heart on her dress.
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I then mounted it to a card base and called it done!
Thanks for joining me today!!