The Etched in Nature stamp set is currently unavailable to order, because of issues with the image quality, but I just had to share this card that I made using it. This bird stamp just begged me to do the no line watercolor technique. By stamping the image with a light colored ink, then watercoloring, the line will totally disappear, making it look like an artist painted the image.
I stamped these images onto a piece of watercolor paper so did not expect to have a sharp image and truly didn’t notice the image issues. I used Sahara Sand ink to achieve the no line watercolor look. I used the Water Painters (cool brushes with a tube that holds water) and picked up ink from the inside of the ink pads lids (squeeze the ink pad lid to move ink onto the inside of the lid). For the bird, I used Cinnamon Cider for outlines and Bumblebee ink for filling in the body. I did have to use a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to drawing the birds eye back in, after watercoloring.
The flowers are done with Fresh Freesia ink, and the leaves are done with Soft Succulent, both new in colors. The branches are colored with Soft Suede.
The card base and the ribbon are the new in color, Pale Papaya. The matting layer is Evening Evergreen, two more of the new 2021-2023 in colors. This batch of in colors works beautifully with nature inspired cards. The pretty designer paper is called Hand Penned. It seemed a shame to cover it with the bird image but it worked well with the design.
One of the really fun things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrators is the excitement of seeing the new products a month before the catalog is released to the public. As a demonstrator, you get to order some of the items early to start creating samples to showcase for customers. I really enjoy talking with my fellow demonstrators about which colors we like best and what stamp set is our favorite. If you would like more information about joining my Hollywood Stamping Chick team, I’d love to chat. We’re a fun group of hobby stampers who do as much talking when we get together as we do stamping, lol.