Good morning everyone. Today is the Simon Says Stamp July 2021 release. I had the pleasure of working with this gorgeous background stamp called Mountainscape. Oh my goodness, this stamp set has my name all over it! Let’s take a look to see how this card came together.
As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew pulling out my watercolor markers was my go to medium for this card. You may have heard me mention that watercoloring is a peaceful and relaxing way for me to color. I have a load of watercolor mediums (watercolor markers, tube watercolors, gouache and pan paints). Karin markers sit right next to me on my desk so I decided to use them.
To begin, I first stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black ink on Canson XL watercolor paper. Sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set the image. Next I laid down a color wash of green and gray over the trees and mountains. Once I heat set that layer, I came back in with different tones of green and gray to build up the colors.
To complete the sky area, this was a little tricky. First I scribbled blue, yellow, pink and purple makers onto my glass media mat. I wet my paper throughly and picked up colors to blend onto the watercolor paper. I made sure not to let colors that would turn to brown touch. Heat setting the first layer I was able to really build up the color variations in the sky.
For the clouds I used a little bit of white gouache to make them white since the paper had more of a cream color. I also used a little bit of white on the top of the mountain tops. This panel started off larger than I needed, so I trimmed it down make a 5×7 card. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the You Got This stamp set also from Simon Says Stamp.
I really LOVE how this card turned out. All products used for this card are linked below. I can’t wait to see what you create with this stamp set and others from the new Simon Says Stamp July 2021 release. Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you back here soon.