Are you ready for Day 3? If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2 of our May release. Each day this week we are releasing new product that is already available for purchase at our store. So if you see something you love, why wait? It’s already available!
Today I am super excited to be sharing a few more projects featuring our newest stamp set called Sun-Ripened Grapes from the new release. So let’s jump right into it.
Sun-Ripened Grapes is our newest addition to our fruit series. Last release we introduced Pears. This 4×4 size set contains one extra large set of grapes, that pair perfectly with our Wine Set released on Monday. If you love coloring, you will love this newest set to add to your stamp collection!
For those who love their cutting machines, I have also created a cut file for beautiful layering on your cards. All our digital cutting files are only .99c and create a gorgeous outline of each stamp set.
Now that we’ve made the formal introductions, let’s get onto some gorgeous samples!
If you are a fan of coloring, this set is so much fun! Just search up grapes online and there are soooo many different types! Today, I watercolored Concord Grapes, a more bluish tinge to them using my Winsor & Newtons watercolor colors. I used the no-line watercolor color technique that Leah shared in a tutorial a while ago, click here for more info.
Watercoloring has taught me so much. The first thing that I’ve learnt is to slow down. You can’t rush watercoloring and so this photo took me a few days to color. Applying a new layer and then walking away so that it can dry properly. But once you get into your groove it is so relaxing. And I usually have 6 projects going on at once (this release especially) so I apply a layer to each and then go and fold laundry. LOL
After my watercolor project dried, I used foam dimensionals to pop them up on a piece of white cardstock. I also added a strip of our crochet trim in cream
This sentiment is just perfect and I love what it is says! It is so true! No matter what, we always have time for our best friends.
My 2nd card features Distress Markers. I find them much easier to use then watercolor paints. Especially, when you are short on time. You don’t have to use layer over layer to get the correct tone and hue. Just one layer and you are done.
Here I am using two different markers together that highlight my grapes perfectly. A great tip is always making sure to place the color from the marker directly where you want it to be the darkest. And then spread your ink with your brush and water, leaving a lighter highlight. It gives it the rich contrasting color that everyone is looking for.
Here’s a closer look at the distress markers effect. You can check out my YouTube channel for more in-depth tutorials using this technique. Also sign up for our newsletter for step by step tutorial coming August 15th using our new poppy set.
Here’s one of the great sentiments from this set. Love this one and if you know me, I LOVE this phrase! I can see that I will be using this often in the future on my cards and on envelopes to my loved ones!
So what do you think? Did you like the more time consuming grapes or the quick and easy one-layered grapes? Let me know below. Also would you like to see a tutorial about this set? I’d love to hear from you too.
Now before you leave, don’t forget to stop by our designers. They have such great samples using this new set. And if you are looking for more coloring ideas, our ladies are doing just that too!
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PRIZE GIVEAWAY ALERT
Our prize giveaway is underway! Did you leave a comment this week? Liked & shared too? Don’t forget. The more you do the more chances to win! This is a big one and I am so excited to send it to one lucky winner in the world! For more info, click here and scroll to the ending of the blog post.
We will be back tomorrow with our Free Stamp Of The Month! You will love this one! I am super excited to be offering this newest addition to our bird collection! And what better way then to receive it for free. Can’t wait. See you tomorrow! With paper love and hugs, Joanna xxx