Let’s have a quick look at what is included in this month’s kit – many of the items are available individually.
- Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad stamp set
- 12 double-sided Doodlebug Milk & Cookies 6×6 paper
- Doodlebug Milk & Cookies stickers
- Tsukineko Delicate Rose Gold ink pad
- Colourful Confetti Sequins
- 1 x Tonic Silver Screen glitter card
- 1 x Tonic Tropical Tide glitter card
- 1 x Tonic Candy Floss glitter card
- 1 x Simon Says Stamp Ivory Card
- 1 x Neenah Desert Storm 100lb Card
Also, note that there is a matching die set for the Christmas Squad stamp set that is being sold separately.
The Christmas Squad stamp set is so fun, and I wanted to pack as many of the images on to a card as I could and watercolour them!
I tried a new to me watercolour card, Fabriano 5 cold pressed. It’s more student grade rather than artist quality but it is much whiter than many of my other watercolour papers and being student grade, the price point was favourable too.
I used a Mini Misti to help stamp the images on the watercolour paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I stamped each image at least twice to get a good impression, and I also varied the angles as I jigsawed the pattern together to give more interest.
I then watercoloured, and as the background was quite busy, I kept things simple, painting just one layer of each colour and not worrying about adding shadows and details too much. I used my Daniel Smith watercolours most of which are included in my Daniel Smith Dot Sheet stocked exclusively at Simon Says Stamp – it’s a great way to try the paints and decide if you like them.
The Fabriano paper coped very well with this simple watercolour style. I still might reach for one of my artist grade papers if I was painting a floral image with lots of layers but for this quick painting style, the Fabriano did just grand.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D