Oodles and Oodles of Fun!

Hi there!  

Jean here.  Today I’m sharing this fun card I created using items from the Pawsome February Release featuring the Pho Real stamp and dies.

For this card, I skipped the traditional bright, Asian colors and went for something a bit softer.  Sometimes I like doing things a bit unexpected just to see how they turn out.  I hope you’ll agree that this card turned out pretty cool!

To make this card, I stamped the images using VersaMark ink on watercolor paper, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  This is my favorite way to watercolor because the heat embossing creates a ridge that prevents your watercolor from going outside the lines.

I used my Zig Real Brush Markers and a water brush to color the images.  The Zig markers put down intense color where they are applied, so I was careful to apply the color where I wanted the darkest areas and then pull the color out using the water brush. You could also use a paintbrush, if you prefer.

Once all my images were colored, I cut them out. My dies had not arrived yet, so I had to fussy cut these – but I much prefer the dies since my cutting abilities are…well…a bit limited. :-)

For the background, I lightly ink-blended the Moroccan Flowers stencil in pale blue-green ink and die cut it using a domed die I had in my stash.  I did trim the bottom of the dome  to leave enough room for my sentiment.

For the card base, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder at the bottom.

I adhered my Moroccan Flowers dome, my bowl of Pho, and my bottle of hot sauce using foam adhesive to give the card some added dimension.

I carefully placed my slice of lime, egg, and shrimp in my bowl, and added a few Spring Showers sequins for a bit of shine and to complete the card.

I appreciate you stopping by the blog today and don't forget to check out the Shop for all of the latest goodies!  For even more inspiration, visit us on Instagram: @pawsomestamps  @jean.studiojd

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!


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