Most of my NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) stamps are red rubber ones. For the simple reason that it takes me a long time to get round to cutting them out. Years, in some cases. Take the stamps I have used on this card, Crafty Individuals Summer Meadow and Build a Meadow. Well, Summer Meadow was fine as it's an individual stamp, but I couldn't use it without the Build a meadow stamps too, could I? And they needed cutting out. So there they have sat, still in their packs, for several years.
First I stamped the main image in white and heat embossed it. Then I watercoloured over it. I used pale colours thinking it would give a calm, tranquil effect. It didn't, it gave a washed out, practically impossible to see effect. I decided to ditch it and redo the stamping in black to stand out against a pale background but as this piece was about to be thrown away I thought "What if....?" and went over the watercolour with much darker blues and greens. and POP! The white suddenly appeared standing out against the darker shades.
For the background I stamped random elements of the Build a Meadow stamps using a Kaleidacolour Caribbean Sea pad.
This card is sort-of CASe'd - I've seen pretty much the same card somewhere, only done in brown and gold shades, but I can't for the life of me remember where. I've just had a really good browse through Pinterest and although I couldn't find the card that set off this train of thought, I now have plans to make about 5 million other cards....
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Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Use your stuff - heat embossing and watercolours
Darnell's NBUS challenge # 9