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Sat 23

One of My Favorite Peeps
by Jeanne Jachna

You already love Poppystamps for their dies, but have you checked out their clear stamp sets?  They're absolutely adorable!  There are 11 new clear stamp sets with coordinating dies that were released this month.  Today I'm playing with "To All My Peeps".  This set is perfect for Spring / Easter.
They are beautifully drawn and have clever sentiments to match the images.  I created a simple watercolor background with blue and green Peerless watercolors.  I wanted it to look like grass and sky to set the scene for my little chickies!  

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored the images with Copic Markers.   Memento Ink dries quickly and never bleeds with Copic Markers.   I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black for a crisp dark sentiment. 

My watercolor skills have come a long way in the past year.  I really love working with Peerless Watercolors and a water brush.  The colors blend beautifully and are easy to manage.  You simply brush the water where you want it and pick up just a little pigment from the watercolor paper sheets.   The color blooms when it comes in contact with the water you laid down on your paper.   I recently discovered that you can iron your work after it's completely dried to smooth out some of those wrinkles and get your projects to lay flat. 
What's unique about the Poppystamps Clear Stamp sets is that the matching die sets have more dies.  There is a die cut for practically EVERY shape in the stamp set.  That is really unusual since most other brands only offer a handful of dies for their sets - not for every single stamp.   This makes it easier for you to create - no fussy cutting - a perfect clean crisp outline every time.  The dies are open "window" so you just stamp, color, tape down the die so the image shows in the open window, and die cut.   It doesn't get easier than that! 

You can see all the new dies and stamps by clicking on the Poppystamps January 216 catalog in the right side bar, or just click here.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Jeanne Signature copy



So cute...I haven't tried the Peerless watercolors...my watercoloring skills leave a lot to be desired, but I'll keep trying. You make it sound easy. I keep a travel iron in my craft room, but hadn't thought to use it to smooth out panels that have been wet...great idea, thanks!!! Love the dies that match...my arthritic hands just don't fussy cut very well any more. It's amazing how cardmaking has evolved. Love it!!!

Jakie to urocze :) sweet :)

Hi Jeanne, This is sooooo cute, and ideal for Easter or Spring cards, I especially love your watercolour background (I have yet to try doing a background like this !!!!). Funnily enough, I have just been watching a recording I made of Barbara Gray (from Clarity Stamps) doing a Color Burst background and she then said that you can sandwich the wet paper between 2 sheets of copy paper and iron the paper which dries it and then put underneath a heavy book to flatten. How strange is that hahaha !!
Enjoy the rest of your day. This card is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Soooo cute!! Love the bright and cheery colors!!

Really cute!

So cute, Jeanne!

I love, love this card and the beautiful background...I have some of the Peerless watercolor papers, and I have never used them...yikes what is wrong with me..I am getting them out this week!!

Tres mignons, sur ta carte! :)

Super sweet - love the background and those cute peeps! TFS

so sweet and cute Jeanne! Love it :)

ok, I want those stamps and dies! how cute are they. thanks for the explanation on how they work. Love the water color on your card. Cute!

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