I cannot, and will not, guarantee this will be an every Tuesday thing. I’m still trying to get the hang of blogging about my cards and I really only have so much ‘new stuff’ to work with right now. But whenever I get something new or feel the creative juices flowing when I find something in my stash I haven’t yet used, you can expect to find something here for ‘Try It Out Tuesday.’ Heck, it may not even always be a card! I do like doing other things, y’know…
For my first ever ‘Try It Out Tuesday’, I pulled out quite a few items I had yet to use in my stash. Awhile back, I got a Simon Says Stamp kit that included a watercolor brush pen. I had been wanting to use it for awhile but I hadn’t had any decent watercolors or watercolor paper. However! Tuesday Morning stocked up on a few things and I decided now was the perfect time to give it a shot!
First, I picked up a generic set of watercolors. The set comes with 36 colors and two brushes. I, of course, didn’t use the brushed because I already had one I intended to use! I’ve never really been big on water coloring as I couldn’t get the hang of it during school. Having been an art major in high school and college, it was my absolute nemesis! But I’m determined to keep working at it because practice makes …. slightly less crappy!
Along with the watercolors, I picked up a set of Seth Cole blank post cards. It was a 15 sheet pad of premium watercolor paper, 4″ x 6″. The size perfectly fit the stamp I’d wanted to use for a card, the Stampendous stamp ‘Bearly Working Bear.’ I used versa mark ink to stamp the bear that way I could heat emboss the image as a way to contain the water color paint as I worked.
Along with the Stampendous set, I also used two Simon Says Stamp sets – ‘Coffee Hour’ and ‘Coffee and Tea.’ I thought the little stamp from the ‘Coffee Hour’ set made the perfect addition to the outside of this card as it looked like the bear was marking off his work day on a hanging calendar.
I cut my water color paper down to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and matted it with a piece of black cardstock before adhering it to a light blue A2 size cardstock that matched the blue on my image. And inside, I stamped the card again using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink with the sentiment ‘With Enough Coffee, Anything is Possible.”
I know that I’d posted a set of coffee cards before but, honestly, you can’t ever have enough of these! They are always coming out with really clever images that pair perfectly with stamp sets already in my stash. And I’m a complete sucker for all of them!