I found a card I made in 2013:
It is typical of my style in 2013 - stamped, heat embossed, bordered and layered, with some decorative paper on the cardbase.
I used the same stamp to create today's card:
Today's version shows my new preference for interesting techniques and a more CAS style.
I used Heather T's technique (seen on her blog here) of painting on the stamp with a paintbrush and water, stamping it, and then sprinkling brushos on the wet impression of the image.
I painted my stamp carefully with water (not too much and not too little water - it is a Goldilocks technique!), stamped it onto watercolour paper and sprinkled two shades of red brushos on the wet areas. I left it to dry, then brushed off any stray bits of brushos.
I got a nice watery look - none of the text that is the background to the heart is legible and in some areas barely shows. There was a perfect blank section in the bottom right that was just the right size for me to stamp my sentiment in black - I kept it on the same angle as the lines of text in the stamp.
I bordered with black and popped it up on fun foam on a white cardbase.
I like it so much more than the card made with the same stamp back in 2013!
Because it uses watercolouring, it's also perfect for CAS Watercolouring's February theme of "love" so I'm linking it up there.
There's no deadline for doing the SCS challenge, but the CAS Watercolouring one ends on February 24th.
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