Thinking warm thoughts with Sunny Fun...

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Sitting here next to the heater in my turtleneck, scarf and ugg boots, I'm currently about as far from Sunny Fun as it's possible to be, but in the interests of positive thinking, your thoughts influencing the universe and all that, I thought I'd pop up a card that at least has a theme of warmth and just maybe my fingers will thaw out in the process :-)

This is a card that I made in Summer this year when my small girl was invited to a birthday party for one of her little classmates.  The party was at a local water playground, so the Sunny Fun stamp set that I had recently acquired was just too perfect not to ink up :-)

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Watercolouring is one of my all-time favourite techniques, and although it can be time consuming to get the depth of colour and shading that you ultimately want, it's a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable time for me :-)

SARAH'S STAMPIN' TIPS:

  • The right tools make all the difference when you're watercolouring, and the tools you need to make this technique work are StazOn Jet Black Ink, an Aquapainter and Watercolour Paper.  If you don't have these, contact me to get some, then head on over to my watercolouring tutorial to see the process I follow for this fun and effective technique!
  • Take a close look at your punch collection for shapes that you can use as a border.  I have used the edges of three Curly Label punch outs to create the Real Red border below my stamped image.
  • I've mentioned before how much I love the versatility of the Stripes Embossing Folder, and oh look - here it is again.  A seriously indispensable addition to your stampin' arsenal...
  • Embossing a greeting using White Embossing Powder onto dark cardstock packs some impressive punch!

If you have any questions about today's card - or any questions of a stampin' nature at all - please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Stamps: Sunny Fun, Bring on the Cake Paper: Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Watercolour Paper Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Versamark, Assorted colours for watercolouring (ie. I forget...!) Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Aquapainter, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals