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!