Welcome back to day 4 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' January release! Haven't the hops been fun so far? The ladies on the SNSS design team are amazing - I'm always inspired by what they all come up for with the wide variety of stamps Korin has in her online store.
Today, we are featuring the God is Bigger sentiment stamp set:
I decided to try a watercoloring technique I've seen quite a bit lately in 'blog-land' and really like how it turned out. I stamped the stacked cup image from the Special Blend stamp set in versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then, using my waterbrush and some Distress markers scribbled on my stamp block, I washed the colors of the cups over the images, watching it resist the embossed image lines.
I zapped it with my heat tool again to make sure the ink was dry and then stamped the sentiments one at a time (embossing each one as I went because it was hard to see them being white on white) and then used another greyish Distress marker to highlight the words. I debated about stamped the sentiments in black or grey ink but thought I would go with the embossed look since I wanted it to be soft like the focal image.
Then, I embossed the card front, added a doily and stitched the entire focal image directly to the soft stone card front (before adhering it to the actual card base). Some platinum shimmer baker's twine was all the embellishment I wanted to add since I wanted the image and sentiments to take center stage.