Well, the English weather is back to normal! Those amazing days of sunshine has led us back to our usual weather...rain and lots of it!! There's no better time to stay indoors and craft is there? Today's project using the Timeless Tropical stamp set is really a cheats way to watercolouring. I used an additional stamp called Drybrush. This stamp gives the effect of a watercolour background without any watercolouring! I know, it's a cheat but great to do anyway.
I started by taking a C6 card mat and gutting 2cm all around the edge of the mat. This left a frame which I placed over the next 4 mats. I inked the stamp using the lovely soft Balmy Blue and stamped into the centre of the 4, C6 mats. The frame that I made was also used for cards 3 and 4. I cut a further 1cm around the inside again and used them both to make card frames.
I used the centre panel that I had gutted from the frame to stamp some of the flowers on. Waste not, want not! I used the small flower in Memento Black with the Sahara Sand and Pale Papaya ink pads. The palm trees were stamped in Old Olive and Soft Suede using the Stampin' Write Marker Pens. I fussy cut the flowers and die cut the trees using the dies, In The Tropics.
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