Sunny Studio Stamps Sweet Shoppe | Watercolor Embossing Card

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm guest designing for Sunny Studio Stamps again today.  As some of you may recall, I guested for them back in June with a Fresh and Fruity card that featured a watercolor bleaching technique. Sunny Studio just shared their new stamp and die release and they asked me to create and share some cards using one of their new sets called Sweet Shoppe. I'm sharing one card here, but I have four other cards that are up on the Sunny Studio blog and I hope you'll take a minute to pop over and check them out.

To create my card, I stamped the adorable ice cream cone on watercolor paper in various colors of pigment ink. I then stamped the sentiment with pigment ink, using my MISTI to help position it on the card. I sprinkled the stamped images with clear embossing powder and heat set them with my heat gun. 

You're Sweet As Can Be Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sweet Shoppe Stamp Set by Sunny Studio Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

You can do the stamping and heat embossing in small sections, but make sure you don't apply the embossing powder on the cones behind where you want the sentiment before you stamp the sentiment. You want to apply all of the embossing powder to this section at the same. If you stamp and emboss the cones and then stamp and emboss the sentiment, you will loose the smoothness you achieve if do them all at the same time. Hopefully this makes sense, but believe you me, I did it the other way the first time and the sentiment really didn't pop like it does here.

You're Sweet As Can Be Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sweet Shoppe Stamp Set by Sunny Studio Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

After I finished all the stamping and heat embossing, I selected a Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker (my favorite markers - if you can't tell) in a color that coordinated with the ink I stamped the ice cream cone. I then colored in the cone and used a small paint brush and water to blend the color.

The final touch was the addition of a length of sequin trim, I adhered in place using Therm O Web Bling Zots.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you head over to check out my Sweet Shoppe cards on the Sunny Studio blog. Here are a couple peaks to give you a little encouragement to head on over there.

Here is a list of some of the supplies I used on this card. Where available I use affiliate links on the products I purchase and use. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!

Sunny Studio SWEET SHOPPE Clear Stamp Set SSCL136Sunny Studio Snippets SWEET WORD Die Set SUNNYSS802Sunny Studio Snippets SWEET SHOPPE Die Set SUNNYSS029


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