The stamp set and coordinating dies for the Nothing’s Better Than bundle has been in my stamp collection for a while. When I spotted it in the 2022 Annual Catalog I found myself wondering why I haven’t been using it! The set includes stamps for just about everyone – chocolate, coffee, cookies, and cocktails – how fun! I decided to use the bundle for my Creative Backgrounds class last Saturday.
I taught the emboss resist technique using watercoloring to get the ombre effect. It was so amusing to get the reaction of everyone – they were afraid of adding water to the watercolor paper, but they learned that adding water to the paper works. Funny thing I learned – adding water to Early Espresso can bring out some red. It doesn’t show up noticeably in my photo, but was more visible in everyone else’s card. Something that was a little tricky was stamping the chocolate outline stamp on the watercolor paper with Versamark. It was a little difficult to see where I had stamped, so I just did my best with the positioning – as did all of the class attendees.
The products I used to make the card are as follows:
- Stamp set: Nothing’s Better Than #158295
- Paper: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Basic White
- Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
- Other: Water Painters, Love You More Than Dies, Banners Pick A Punch, Linen Thread, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Embossing Additions Tool Kit (from the July-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Seal
You can purchase the products I used to make this card at my online store, http://www.donnabagwell.stampinup.net
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