I absolutely love everything included in the September release, but my very favorite is the Ink Painting Scene stamp set. I actually had the opportunity to travel to China on business back in fall of 2004, and it was a trip I'll never forget. I loved the art done in the style that this stamp set is capturing - mountains, trees, buildings drawn in black ink, with a wash of watercolor added. I bought two paintings like this, they hang in my dining room still.
My first card mimics this style. I stamped the scene in Black Dye Ink, and made sure it was completely dry. Then I added watercolor to the scene, using Mulled Wine, Purple, Dandelion, Pine, Teal and Black liquid watercolors.
The message was Black Embossed on Classic Vellum Layering Paper, and a strip of silver glitter from my stash was added at the bottom. The final card base was the darkest color from the Floral Mixed Folded Cards.
For my next card, I made a focal point by stamping a crane from the set, coloring with Copics and then die cutting with the Ink Painting Scene Frame Cuts.
A village was stamped using Soft Granite ink on a die cut oval from the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies. The background panel is Decorate Woodgrain Cardstock, and mounted on a card from the Pool Mixed Folded Cards set.
The ink scenes created with this set really do fill my life with beauty and grace.
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