As the calendar gets ready to flip from August to September, the schedule starts to fill up with regular activities again and cooler weather is on the horizon. I was inspired by the coming calendar flip to make a card to send to a friend to welcome this new season.
I used one of my favorite techniques, watercolor stamping, to stamp the wee mushrooms onto watercolor paper. The technique is very easy. Simply color directly onto the stamp with waterbased ink markers (I used Distress Markers), then holding a water mister about 6-8 inches away lightly mist the stamp surface and immediately stamp onto watercolor paper. This will give you the beautiful watercolor effect as seen on my mushrooms! If you try the technique let me know, I'd love to see what you make!
PS - The 6x6 patterned paper pad that I used on todays card, "Good Vibes" is currently on on sale in Ellen Hutson's online shop. It's a fun, bright paper collection that I also used as backgrounds on my cards here and here.
Stamps: "Snailed It" and "Bear Wear 2", both by Essentials by Ellen
Catherine Pooler Inks: Midnight
Patterned paper: Good Vibes 6x6 paper pad by Crate Paper
Watercolor paper: By Ranger
Cardstock: Classic Cream and Solar White by Neenah
Dies: Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 by My Favorite Things
Distress markers to watercolor with: weathered wood, vintage photo, peeled paint, crushed olive
Other: #8 Kraft Tag by Ranger, MISTI Stamp positioner (large or small, either will work for cards), sewing machine with white thread, Water Spray bottle, Essentials by Ellen Vellum, Twine and old button.
Thanks for your visit!