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Just Because Card Using Hero Arts' "Staggering Branches" Stamp Set!

Altenew brodiecreations Bumbleberry Papercrafts Claire-Anne Brodie Hero Arts Staggering Branches Stamping Watercolour

Hello lovelies! Happy New Year! I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating and are walking in to the new year feeling refreshed, looking forward to the year ahead!
This week I have a simple watercolour card to share with you all using the "Staggering Branches" stamp set from Hero Arts! This style of stamp is usually out of my comfort zone, but I'm trying to push myself this year to try new things and not get stuck in a creative rut (we all know what it's like to hit that wall!).
I secured a piece of watercolour paper in my Misti stamping tool and stamped my images in the arrangement I wanted using Gina K's Amalgam Jet Black ink. I love how with this stamp set you can customise the image to your liking with the antlers and branches, it gives you a lot of creative freedom! Once I had my images stamped how I wanted, I used the second largest of Mama Elephant's "Basic Rectangles" Creative Cuts to cut out my panel. I usually cut my panel first, but I wasn't sure which placement I wanted beforehand this time so I found it easier to stamp first in this case! I used Altenew's Watercolor 36 Pan Set with my Altenew Watercolor Brush in medium to paint my images.
While the paint was drying I secured a piece of black card stock in my Misti, prepped it with my powder tool applicator and stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink. I coated my sentiment in Lawn Fawn's White Embossing Powder and set it with my heat tool before trimming my sentiment down to size. I used a white gel pen to add faux stitching along the edges of my sentiment and popped it up in the bottom right of my panel using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. I added highlights and details to my images using my white gel pen once again. I used the largest of Mama Elephant's "Basic Rectangles" Creative Cuts to cut a panel from black card stock to frame my watercolour panel and adhered them together and to my card base using Scor-Tape.
Thanks for reading lovelies! I'll see you next week with another card.
Claire
xo


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