Welcome to Day 5 of the April My Favorite Things Stamps Release Countdown! The set that I'm featuring today is Fly-By Friends, and it's a pretty fun set! (I couldn't stop with one card on this set, so I'll have another one to share in a few days.) I kept this one pretty simple, water-coloring the bee and flowers images, as well as the background.
On the inside, I masked my edges and used a Copic B02 marker to airbrush a hint of sky on the top right. (I airbrushed that part because I was trying to avoid the buckling that a watercolor wash can cause on my card base.)
I used last month's sweet Die-namics Blueprints 27 for the scalloped, stitched frame, and the Inside and Outside Stitched Die-namics for the window. For watercolors, I used my Distress Inks. I have the refills and sometimes use a dropper full of ink on a palette if I need to cover a larger area, but most often I just "smoosh" my mini ink pad against a piece of plastic to make a quick, temporary palette. I used the larger Prima watercolor pad for the flowers and butterfly because it seemed to hold detail a little better than the 4" x 6" watercolor pad; but I like the 4" x 6" watercolor pad for backgrounds.
Be sure to visit the the My Favorite Things Blog for a full list of everyone who is participating in today's reveal, and don't forget that there is a $75 prize up for grabs! Although the product links list is below, the links for the NEW PRODUCTS won't work until April 5 at 10pmEST. All of the others should be working now, and the new products links will work as soon as the release goes live.
Have a lovely weekend,