Use Them or Lose Them #13 Simply Sketched

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I am playing with Simply Sketched which I have had for a while and used quite often. I must admit the sentiments get used the most and it is the only Sympathy sentiment I own so I know already I am unlikely to let this one leave. But still I fancied doing something a bit different and opted for some round card blanks and some distress stain for one and the distress glaze for both of them.
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I started by stamping both the cards, inside and out with Archival ink. One on watering can and the other in Sepia.
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Then for this one I created a border with the distress glaze, lightly coloured the image with watercolour pencils and then added some distress stain over the top.
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I did the same with the envelope and also created some splatters. Then added the sentiment and some seam binding.

The other card I watercoloured the poppy then masked it with the distress glaze before stamping a So Saffron background using a block and spraying some water.
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I then added some splashes in the yellow and some Crisp Canteloupe. I also added the Canteloupe trim.
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Love both of these very modern and different ways of using these stamps.

These are going nowhere!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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