Looking for holiday inspiration for that everyday stamp set? Julie is “borrowing” stamps from one set, to dress up a holiday card featuring the dachshund from the Clever Sausage set!
For this holiday card, I’m borrowing a candy cane from Bear Ware 2 and using a white gel pen to create a holiday pattern on this little dachshund’s sweater!
- When mixing stamp sets, look for similar art styles and scale to create for a cohesive end result.
- Watercoloring images with small details can be a challenge—use a small brush, and dilute your colors on a non-porous surface like the Waffleflower Media Mat, for better control; you can always intensify and layer color on top if needed.
- Splitting a panel as shown in the video enables you to create a background scene from one layer of card stock and avoid adding too much bulk to a design.
- Gel pens tend to perform best when they’re used regularly. If your pen hasn’t been used in quite a while, you may want to run the tip across an emery board to dislodge the rollerball and get the ink flowing again.
- Mounted your pieces but changed your mind? Shimmy a thin spatula (or something similar) between the layers to help loosen the adhesive without destroying the pieces.