Happy Friday Friends! It’s our last day of summer cards week. We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s inspirations! Next week is release week here at Inspired by Stamping! Yay! We are releasing 6 new fantastic sets! So stay tune for prizes and lots of amazing inspirations!

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Today, I went with a fun and bright card using watercolor paints. Did you know that our Background Lines stamp set creates the perfect watercolor art too? Simply ink up your stamp with distress inks and then add a little water for a wonderful effect!

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I decided to go with bright rainbow colors to brighten up someones day. But any color pattern would work wonderfully!

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I then added this label from our Fancy Labels 3 Die and coordinating stamp set. This gorgeous sentiment can be found from our popular Trendy Circle Sentiments stamp set. I then punched out these two hearts and watercolored them too.

Leah is with us today also sharing a beautiful hummingbird card. Here she is…

Summer is my favorite time of year where I live. I live up in the high desert and our warm season isn’t very long so I really love summer! This week we are showing you ideas for summer cards. One thing summer brings is time to be out in the garden and it’s such a joy when I hear the familiar hum of a beautiful hummingbird buzz by. So for my card today I pulled out the gorgeous Hummingbirds set.

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I stamped the fushia flowers first and then positioned my hummingbird to come take a sip of nectar. I watercolored the image using Tombow markers. I always use watercolor paper and a #4 round brush to paint with. My favorite way to get blended colors is to go wet on wet. You first wet the area you are working on with clean water and then drop in color which is also wet, hence the wet on wet term. It’s always so magical to see how the colors blend and soften. For my sentiment I used the Happy Birthday from the Flower of the Month: Water Lily set.

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I layered some cardstock underneath the image and then added some machine sewing. I hope you are feeling ready for summer if that is the next season for your neck of the woods. Have a great day!

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We will be back on Sunday. It’s our Sunday Designer Feature segment! Plus, there are lots of sneak peeks on our Instagram page or Facebook page. So don’t forget to visit us there this weekend. I can’t wait till next week! It’s my favorite time. With paper hugs, Joanna xxx

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