New hostess set - a sneak peek at Best Thoughts...

Happy Monday!

I'm popping in today still on a bit of a high that was inspired by spending most of yesterday stamping with a bunch of gals from my stampin' team!

We had a session based around the Sneak Peek pre-order that us demonstrators get to take advantage of in the month before the new catalogues are released to the stamp lovin' public. Today I'm sharing a card that we made with one of the upcoming hostess stamp sets Best Thoughts...

Stamps: Best Thoughts (Hostess sneak peek stamp set - available June 2nd) Paper: Perfect Plum, Watercolour Paper, Typeset Specialty DSP Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive Accessories: Gold Metallic Bakers' Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Aquapainters, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Best Thoughts (Hostess sneak peek stamp set - available June 2nd) Paper: Perfect Plum, Watercolour Paper, Typeset Specialty DSP Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive Accessories: Gold Metallic Bakers' Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Aquapainters, Stampin' Dimensionals

I stamp because I am entirely unable to draw or paint with any degree of expertise, so watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques for making me feel all artistically capable. It's a very forgiving and imprecise technique, and large images like this one can be done in a flash and with just a handful of colours.

My basic watercolouring method is to colour lightly all over using an aquapainter dipped in the lighter of two similar shades. Once dry, I go back and add deeper colour to areas where I figure there would be shadows.

Follow a more detailed tutorial on how I watercolour

A sliver of Typeset Specialty DSP, some twine and a splash of sparkle are all that's needed to finish the card off simply, leaving the coloured image as the focus.

We had such a wonderful day yesterday - 20 of us gathered at a local bowling club, stamping the afternoon away. So many of the team joined us in person for the very first time and it was great to watch them fit right in and be so warmly welcomed by the regular crew. I believe there is nothing more satisfying than identifying and finding your tribe - the feeling of being among friends and being crazy craft nerds sharing mutual interests is such a wonderful place to be.

An opportunity for you...

With a new catalogue mere days away from release, it's a great time to jump in and see if the demonstrator opportunity would be a good fit for you. With a start up cost of just $169 (which scores you $235 worth of products of your choice, INCLUDING items from the demonstrator exclusive Sneak Peek pre-order), it's a great way to get a swag of craft gear at an amazing price right off the bat, as well as all the ongoing benefits of being a demonstrator.

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