Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Please give a warm welcome to first-time guest blogger Melanie Muenchinger as a special guest representing Gina K. Designs! Please read on and be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!
I am honored and humbled to be guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp blog today! We at Gina K. Designs are delighted to have some of our favorite product offerings at Simon Says Stamp. I’ve been stamping and cardmaking for 15 years and illustrating for 11. I enjoy drawing and creating in many different styles to suit my mood or match my recipient, from realistic to whimsical, classic to trendy, clean and simple to over the top!
In this video, I demonstrate a watercolored emboss resist technique and surprise, am only using one color to do so! It’s remarkable how many shades you get from just one color, and a monochromatic design is always so impactful. I’m using the purple lilacs image from my Stately Flowers series for both my focal point and background. We started releasing these at Gina K. Designs 8 years ago and are just one set away from covering all 50 states! This set is unique in that it contains a mini calendar you can use with all the flowers in the line or other stamps in your collection. These realistic hand drawn flowers are lovely for any occasion and are so fun for a variety of inky techniques and coloring!
Out of hundreds of techniques I love, I chose this one upon recently discovering that Simon Says Stamp carries my favorite watercoloring medium: Peerless Watercolors! They are no mess, affordable, portable, and include a full range of gorgeous shades that are so vivid and blendable, even on regular cardstock. I love how you can toss a booklet and water brush pen in your bag to paint on the go. They have companion sets as well to expand your palette. I hope you enjoy today’s simple video and be confident that no matter what your skill level or experience, you can produce beautiful, hand-painted effects on your cards in no time with this technique, for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Happy crafting! Hope you’ll check out my other stamp sets and tutorials.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Melanie for being our guest!