Goodbye March.
Hello April.
The snow is starting to melt in Canada and soon you’ll see families thinking about hikes, bikes and well, fishing!
The Best Catch Bundle from Stampin’ Up! caught my eye from day one of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue release. I absolutely adore the little images and the sentiments geared toward Dad.
My first project began with stamping multiple images on watercolor paper. I heat embossed the image with clear heat embossing powder. This gives a big enough ridge around the image to help segregate colours when water colouring. I used Stampin’ Up! refill ink with an aqua painter to colour the images.
I love the effect of multiple stamped images and also sentiments.
Being that the card has a fishing theme, the water colour wash backgrounds suits the stamped images perfectly. To create the wash, simply use some refill ink or a Stampin’ Up! Marker on water colour paper and a water brush (Aqua Painter). If you don’t have a water brush try using a regular paint brush dipped in water.
I figure that if I keep using Spring and Summer related products then the blue skies and green leaves will arrive sooner. #maybe #maybenot
Until next month, happy stamping!

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
2013-14, 2017, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Member
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
http://www.inthecatcave.com Cathy CainesIf you are interested in Stampin’ Up!, are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you out.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments you can always find me at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Images copyright © 2019 Stampin’ Up!

Supplies and images used are © 2018 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Best Catch Bundle, Rectangular Stitched Framelits,  whisper white cardstock, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, white embossing powder, versa Mark, watercolour paper, Stampin’ Refill Inks, Aqua Painter, basic black cardstock, smoky slate cardstock, whisper white baker’s twine

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