It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge!
Since I'm all about multitasking (that's my mantra - I feel more accomplished if I can accomplish 3 (or more) things at once LOL) I included this card and video with my new Coffee Card Series....even tho it's a tea cup.....so yeah.....whatever!
I used the new-to-me Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes stamp set, and since I didn't have any watercolours (I'm sort of shocked at that really - with my obsession of owning all the colouring things you'd think I own every shade of every color in every thing - I still have a ways to go apparently) on hand in these colors (I know I could mix up any color I could possibly need - but I wanted to keep things simple for once). SO - I decided to use some MFT dye inks and watercolour with those.
Side note - way back in the day this was my first ever attempt with watercolours: using dye ink pads. Now that I've tried so many different kinds and styles and mediums I found it to be interesting to compare using the dye inks to using actual watercolour. While it's not bad in the least to use the dye ink pads (if that's all you've got then rock it) I kept trying to rework the color (I edited that out of the video) and getting frustrated b/c the color won't move after it's dried a bit - which makes sense as it's not MEANT to. I had forgotten that little (though important) fact. Something I'll keep in mind if/when I decide to use my dye ink pads for watercoloring again!
I LOVE the "warm" stamp in this Mama Elephant stamp - it's what made me get it in the first place. SO unique and fun, and having all the little coordinating mini words to complete the sentiment gives it a lot of versatility.
I think I gush about the SSS embossing powder in the video but seriously y'all - I really am LOVING their embossing powder! I'm hoping they come out with a bunch more colors/finishes b/c I'll definitely be getting them!
I finished off the inside by stamping the cup and one of the tea tags from the set with the same dye inks and stamping a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Friendship Messages set.
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch directly on YouTube HERE <-----click!
If you missed any of the other cards in this series you can find them all here (new ones will be added as they get posted):