Hi there, I hope your week is going well!
Today I’m sharing the latest Greenhouse Society stamp set from Technique Tuesday. This sweet little image is available as a stamp and also comes in a bundle with the coordinating die. You can also subscribe to the monthly auto–ship program for an even bigger discount!
I began by using Wow! Embossing Pad and Judikins Translucent Gold embossing powder to heat emboss the holly image twice onto Fabriano Artistico Bright White Cold Press watercolor paper. I also heat embossed a few extra berries using the small berry stamps in the stamp set.
Then I watercolored using Brush pigment powders. I prepped my watercolors by adding a drop of clean clear water to a sprinkling of Sea Green powder as well as to a sprinkling of Ost. Red. Using a Round 2 brush, I added a bit of concentrated green to a few areas of each leaf and then used a waterbrush filled with clean clear water to pull out the color to cover the rest of the leaves. When the leaves were dry, I added a wash of Leaf Green (which is slightly more yellow) to some areas of the leaves. Then I colored the berries using the same technique.
When the images were dry, I die cut them out and trimmed the stem from one of the bunches of holly.
For the frame, I inked up the edges of a 4bar-sized piece of Neenah Solar White with Delicata Golden Glitz ink. Then, onto a smaller piece of Neenah, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
To assemble the card, I adhered to the sentiment panel the two bunches of holly with Zots adhesive dots so that the leaves would pull away from the panel a bit. I tucked one of the extra berries between the two bunches, and then adhered two more berries on top, with foam tape. Then I adhered the sentiment panel to the gold panel with foam tape. Finally, I adhered the card front to a 4bar-sized card base.
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