Now and then you come across someone who you’ve never met in person but their personality just shines through. I’m so glad to have “met” Cath Edvalson online and been inspired by her creative presence as an editor I worked with and through her beautiful words in the Moxie Fab World Blog. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen much of Cath as she took some time for herself but I always knew we hadn’t seen the last of her.
I’m so excited to celebrate with Cath as she releases her brand new line of stamps and dies for Technique Tuesday. I’m also excited to see Cath blogging again and you can find her at Hip and Hooray.
To make it super quick and easy to watercolor, I stamped the image first in Versamark ink and then embossed the image with clear embossing powder. This is a great trick to add a little extra shine and dimension and it creates a resist. The emboss resist technique keeps the watercolor in certain areas of the design. I’m using my favorite Peerless Watercolors again in this project. These days I just can’t seem to put them away and they are always on my desk. The colors are absolutely delicious and the pigment just paints like a dream.
I wanted to keep the sentiment really clean and simple and to the point. When you have a sentiment stamp you DON’T have to ink the entire image. To mask off the heartfelt part of the image, I covered it with a post it note and then inked up the stamp. Remove the masking paper and stamp. Voila! Just a portion of the sentiment will be stamped. Oh how I love die cuts and these are gorgeous ones! Garden Leaves are a duo of solid and sketched leaves so they can be used separately or together. I decided to die cut them from white cardstock instead of colored cardstock and then ink them up with Distress Inks. The colors used were Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive. It may seem like an odd pairing at first but I like the contrast it adds to the stenciled background. The My Friend sentiment is from the Garden Flowers Die set and I’ve simply die cut it from black cardstock for a bold look.
To create the sweet dotted background I used a stencil and sponged ink through it from top to bottom to give a graduation ombre effect. A few embellishments provide a simple finishing touch to the project.
All of Cath’s new dies can be found at Technique Tuesday. Be sure to check them out!
They are also available at the above links for easy reference.
And now for the part everyone loves about blog hops…the swag!
Let’s get down to the details. One person will a package consisting of all 5 of Cath’s new products!!! Technique Tuesday will also give away two $25 gift certificates. Hooray! Don’t you love it?
The three winners will be chosen at random from all the comments left during the hop on all the blog stops. To be eligible to win, you just need to leave a comment any of the blog hop stops. The more comments you leave during the hop, the more chances you have to win.
Folks have through midnight PST on Sept. 16th, 2015, to leave comments. The three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 18th, 2015.
The blog hop starts at Technique Tuesday and if you get lost, it’s a great place to find your way. You may have come here from Heather Campbell’s blog if you’re following the hop already. Next up on the list is Daniela Dobson! Hop on over to see what stunning project she’s created with Cath’s new release!
And so a huge congrats and best wishes to Cath Edvalson with her new venture! And thank you my friends, for stopping by and joining us today for this blog hop. Good luck and be inspired!
Supplies for Heart Thanks Card:
Supplies for Leaf Friendship Card: