Today's the day for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' August release blog hop! The new dies that coordinate with three adorable summer-y sea themed stamp sets are now available for purchase - check them all out right HERE on SNSS online store.
My first card uses the adorable Flourish Sea Shells stamp set and their coordinating dies.
For all 3 of my cards today, I followed the same basic pattern. First, I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I used my Peerless Watercolors to color the images. Finally, I lined up the coordinating dies and ran it through my die cutting machine. The images were quite easy to line up this way/ I usually die cut and then stamp, but since I wanted to watercolor and specifically go 'outside the lines' this was the best way for me to do that with minimal mess... lol!
Stamps: Flourish Sea Shells and coordinating dies
Ink: Versamark and Versafine
Card stock: SU notecard; watercolor; white
Other: PTI impression plate; Watercolor brush; Peerless watercolors; SU burlap ribbon; The Twinery turquoise shimmer twine; corner rounder; sewing machine
My second card uses the beautiful Beauty by the Sea stamp set and coordinating dies. This set is just plain lovely - I adore how beautiful the shells are embossed and watercolored... such detailed images. I stamped the Delightfully Delicate Background on the tag and then layered the shells over it.
Stamps: Beauty by the Sea and coordinating dies
Ink: Versafine; Versamark; SU
Card stock: PTI and SU; watercolor
Other: Purple shimmer twine from The Twinery; doily; PTI impression plate; metallic rub-on paste (to use over the embossing to make it stand out more); Peerless watercolors and brush; corner rounder; Lawn Fawn tag dies
My last card is a fun one with the adorable Happy Ocean Friends stamp set and coordinating dies. Just look at how adorable these critters are with googlie eyes on the beach scene! lol!
Stamps: Happy Ocean Friends and coordinating dies
Ink: Versafine; Versamark; Versamagic
Card stock: PTI; Watercolor
Other: Peerless watercolors and brush; seam binding ribbon; MFT label die; Lawn Fawn journaling die; googlie eyes; PTI impression plate