Hello Friends and Happy Monday! Welcome to Stamping Together; a monthly Mom and Daughter Duo post. One of the best things about stamping and card making, is sharing this creativity with my nine-year old daughter. When we create together we laugh (more like giggle), we explore new things but most of all we have a fun.
For the Monthly Stamping Together series, she will pick a favorite Trinity stamp, die or embellishment and then we will both create a similar but different project to share with you. The Pops of Paper kiddo will write-up a cute little post and I’ll provide a few more details 🙂 We look forward to sharing our creative adventures with you! Enjoy!
From the Pops of Paper Kiddo
Hello! Me and my mom are doing a stamp together project. We decided to do a watercolor background with the stamp called bouquet of hope. I used blue,green, purple, and aquamarine. I Embossed the girl pastel glacier mint. My mom helped me with the heat gun for the embossing powder. We used Wonder Stixs to color in the girl. Then we pressed it down in a book with the watercolor paper. When we were done we added sequins to our cards. I popped up the water color paper with the girl on a white card base. Then I put a white card base on a aquamarine paper. That is my card for the stamp together project.
A few more details…
- Bouquet of Hope stamp set
- Bouquet of Hope matching dies
- Soapy Bubble Embellishment Mix (no holes in the sequins)
- Blizzard Shaker Mix (pretty blues and silvers)
- WOW, Opaque Bright White embossing powder
- WOW, Glacier Mint embossing powder
- Vellum Paper
- Wonder Stix
- Liquid Watercolors
- Watercolor brushes & Canson watercolor paper
The Cardmaking Process
- We first applied a water wash to our watercolor paper and gradually added large strokes of color across the panel. Making sure we started with a little color and then adding more to darken the color (a new learning for the kiddo). The kiddo chose a cool palette of colors (blues, aquamarine and purple) and I went with a warm color palette (pink, red, coral and yellow).
- Then we stamped the girl with VersaMark to vellum, added embossing powder and heat embossed the image. *Mom did all the heat embossing*
- Before coloring, we die cut the girl image with a matching die.
- We turned the vellum/heat embossed images over (smooth side without the raised image) and colored the girl and her flowers with Wonder Stix. Thanks to ivana.creates for inspiring the use of this new coloring medium. You can see her Wonder Stix post here. The Wonder Stix work like magic on vellum (no streaks!) and the colors are amazing!
- Then we adhered the the girl to the watercolor panel and added a few sequins to add a little pop, adhered the card panel with foam tape to a white card frame and then adhered the layered panel to a Aquamarine and Coral card base.
Tips and Tricks
- To decrease the watercolor drying wait time, we applied a heat gun to the watercolor panels to dry faster.
- Because watercolor papers will bend a little bit, we sandwiched our watercolor panel between pages in a thick/heavy book. We also did this with our vellum embossed images right after embossing.
- Don’t be afraid of applying too much Wonder Stix to vellum; the color smooths out as you apply more to your images.
- To adhere embossed vellum images, add small dots of glue along the stamped lines to hide any glue marks from showing through the vellum. I like to use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for adhering vellum and sequins.
This was a great project for the kiddo since it explored so many techniques and for me it got me out of my “this is too messy” comfort zone. I’m so happy she convinced me to paint and color because we loved every minute…even with a few messes and a couple oops along the the way.
We hope you enjoyed this post and it inspires you to create together (with a friend, a kiddo, a partner, etc.). We can’t wait to see you next month! Happy Crafting!
Big Paper Hugs!
Mom & Daughter Pops of Paper Duo