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Love You Lots Host Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Love You Lots by Stampin’ Up! is an adorable stamp set of cute, sketched animals and handwritten sentiments. This set will be available June 1, 2016 with a qualifying order.* Today, I’ve colored these courting hedgehogs  for the Global Design Project #GDP037.

Global Design Project GDP037

I love the colors in this week’s challenge. Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe from the 2015–2017 In Color Collection are contrasted with Island Indigo for a neutral palette with a pop of color.

Love You Lots by Stampin' Up!

I started by stamping the images with Basic Black Archival Ink. This ink is great for watercoloring; it will not smear. I masked the hedgehogs with a liquid masking fluid that can be found at any art supply or craft store where watercolor supplies are available. Look for “liquid masking fluid” or “liquid frisket.” Masking the animals first allowed me to sponge Island Indigo ink over them without them turning blue.

After removing the mask, I colored each hedgehog with an Aqua Painter and Tip Top Taupe ink. The flower was colored in using In Color markers which include the Mint Macaron called for in the challenge and Watermelon Wonder for a touch of color. A couple of brush strokes with Mint Macron along the bottom of the card adds a ground.

I used the edge of a pair of scissors to distress the crisp edge of the painted piece—don’t use your good scissors though. Linen Thread wrapped around the watercolor strengthens the ground and adds a little dimension. More dimension is added by mounting the painting with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed the card today. Play along with us at Global Design Project and share your creation using these fun colors. There are also other amazing examples given by our Design Team, give them some love with your visits and comments.

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  • Reply Juan Ambida

    Oh my this is so adorable and gorgeous Shawn! Love your design and especially your watercoloring, all the elements used are so memorable. Must get this set now hehe. Thanks so much for the inspiration. 🙂

    May 29, 2016 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Brian

    Just about the cutest thing ever on the face of the Earth. Your watercoloring is exquisite, and I adore the use of the linen thread to cut this cardfront in half. Love it!

    May 27, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Teneale Williams

    Really cute card this week Shawn.

    May 25, 2016 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply craftystamping

    I love this little card and the colour combination. I wasn’t that impressed with it when I saw it at first but I’ve seen and received some lovely cards with it that I’m tempted.

    May 24, 2016 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Paula Dobson

    You had me at “sponging”, lol. This set is super cute and you demonstrated how easy it is to colour with just a few touches of ink. Simple, but cute!

    May 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply stampingpeace

    Such a cute card and love that little pop of red! : )

    May 23, 2016 at 7:42 am
    • Reply Lora

      This stamp set is so adorable, luv those Lady bugs too!

      May 23, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Joke

    WOW, so sweet!

    May 23, 2016 at 5:48 am
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