Hi friends! Happy Tuesday, and Happy 4th of July! We have some awesome Summer themed inspiration from Flora & Fauna today! Read on and enjoy!
This is Lara from Flora & Fauna and I’m so excited to be here guest blogging again for Simon Says Stamp! We have a new line of summer images out so we wanted to show everyone some fun techniques we’ve been playing with lately.
The first card is using watercolor with our Life is Lovely clear set. For this card we first created a masked frame and then stamped the flowers using Distress Ink in Antique Linen for a light outline. We love this technique because it allows you to use a stamp but since the ink is so light it looks like you are watercoloring on your own. We then watercolored the flowers using Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Mustard Seed. Next we stamped the bird in Black and colored it in with Mermaid Lagoon and cut it out and attached it to the card. We then used Distressed Oxide Peacock Feathers to color in the background behind the flowers. Finally to complete the card we stamped background images from our Texture and Texture 2 Clear set to add more interest.
Another favorite technique we have is using our texture sets to create backgrounds that mimic watercolor. We showed this concept on the envelope for this card. To create this look we just stamped the different watercolor looking blocks and patterns for an easy fun background look. Check out our Instagram at florafaunaclear for more examples where we’ve used this technique as we like to do it a lot!
The other cards we are showing using watercolor are perfect for summer and showcase our new Flamingo Pool Party set. For these cards we stamped the flamingo using Distress Oxide ink in Black and cut it out for a 3-D effect. We then watercolored the background using Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers. To finish we stamped the palm tree and good times sentiment on top.
For the envelope on this one we used the Palm Branch and stamped it in Distress Ink Lucky Clover and then misted the back with water before stamping it on the envelope for another take on watercolor. We love watercolor and there are so many ways to incorporate that look into your summer cards.
Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Lara for being our guest!
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